sliveredlight (sliveredlight) wrote in linguaphiles,
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how do you native English speakers pronounce

bas-relief?

I am a native English speaker in Alberta, Canada, but took 10 years of French immersion, so the French pronunciation is emblazoned in my mind. BAH-ruh-lee-eff (last two syllables kinda blend).

Sorry I don't know how the accenting works vs pronunciation other than the long horizontal line to lengthen a vowel (I'm still a future ling student :s) so if you can sound it out phonetically like I did above that'd be awesome :)

It's just a curiosity.
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