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#139421 - 02/13/05 07:49 PM Québec use of trompe-l’œil
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A little late to the topic, but I wanted to let you know that in Québec, a trompe-l’œil, is not only used for something that is painted. It is also used for anything that is created to look like something else. For example, a fern whose pot is actually a speaker is a trompe-l’œil, because it fools the eye into thinking it is a plant in a pot.



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#139422 - 02/13/05 09:30 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
Jackie Online   content
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Cool; I would love to have stuff like that in my house, if I could only be creative enough to think of things.


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#139423 - 02/13/05 11:07 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
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bel, you must be some sort of interloper, eh?


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#139424 - 02/14/05 03:01 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
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Bel, how do you pronounce trompe l'oeil? Wordsmith gave it has "tromp lye", but I've heard it as "tromp loy" and "tromp lay", and my dictionary gives "tromp lay."


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#139425 - 02/14/05 03:06 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
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It's French. Therefore unpronounceable.


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#139426 - 02/14/05 03:10 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
Vernon Compton Offline
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>It's French. Therefore unpronounceable.

Not so! French has only 5 vowels, after all - ong, ong, ong, ong and ong.


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#139427 - 02/14/05 03:12 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
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So, it's "tromp long"!


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#139428 - 02/14/05 07:37 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
maverick Offline
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> unpronounceable
> ong, ong...

LOL!

But you have to get the accents right to distinguish between the short ong, the long ong and the longeur ong


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#139429 - 02/14/05 07:53 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
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In reply to:

So, it's "tromp long"!


I guess not, according to Vernon. It must be 'trongp long.'


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#139430 - 02/15/05 09:54 PM Re: Québec use of trompe-l’œil
belMarduk Offline
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****It's French. Therefore unpronounceable.

I think you may have it right in this case ASp.

Trompe l'oeil is nearly impossible to translate phonetically into English.

It's the "l'oeil" that's the kicker.

Trompe is easy...pronounced like Trump (as in Donald Trump) but substitute the U with the same O as in HOME

The sound of "l'oeil" is a combination of "LE" (as in all those fancy French restaurants...Le Petit Chat, Le Café...) and the "Y" in "Yes" but with the slight roll you get with double Ls of the Spanish language.


Not sure that makes it any clearer.

(please disregard any errors in keys...Hubby has "restarted" my computer and I can't find most of my punctuations.)



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