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Francophones, how do you pronounce the word "clafouti" / "clafoutis"?

Asked by La_chica_gomela (12537points) May 1st, 2009


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janbb's avatar

Cla (short a) – FOO – tee

cwilbur's avatar

Er, the way it’s spelled? As @janbb says.

(Depending on the register I was speaking at, I might aspirate the T. This is something that’s common in the dialect I grew up speaking, but not appropriate in Parisian French, and so it comes back when I’m being informal or slangy.)

Fyrius's avatar

@janbb: Isn’t word stress always on the last syllable in French?

sdeutsch's avatar

I thought you didn’t accent any of the syllables in French – that it was more about the inflection of the whole phrase, rather than individual parts of words. But, it’s been a very long time since I learned French, so I could be totally wrong about that…

@Chica – are you making clafouti? I made a blackberry one last week – it was very tasty!

susanc's avatar

Yeah, I think it’s cla-foo-TEE (no ‘s’).

And yeah, yum.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Yes! I did make some today! Blueberry, it was quite delicous! I’ve actually been making it since I was a kid, but since I found it in a recipe book, and no one really ever taught me, I never knew if I was pronouncing it correctly.

sdeutsch's avatar

I had actually never heard of it until a few weeks ago – there was a recipe in an Eating Well magazine, so I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s definitely going in my recipe book!

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