How to pronounce Marseille

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How to pronounce Marseille

Post by Bam » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:18 am

Hi, can a German please tell me how was Jochen Marseille’s surname pronounced. In french and English, it is “mar-say”. But would germans pronounce it differently. His nickname was “seille”, pronounced “say” or “sale” ?

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Re: How to pronounce Marseille

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:07 am

Hello Bam,
His nickname was "Der Stern von Afrika" (The star of Africa) in german language

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Re: How to pronounce Marseille

Post by Bam » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:17 pm

His mates wouldn't call him that, the media did.
I'm still asking how to pronounce his surname in German

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Re: How to pronounce Marseille

Post by fridgeman » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:16 pm

In german, you pronounce Marseille almost as in french or english. But a non french-speaking german
pronounce it a bit more like mar-see, a german familar with french pronounce it more like mar-say.
Noone would pronounce it Mar-sale. Same for his nickname, its pronounced like say or sey.

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