Talk:adieu

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Contradicting entries and recordings.[edit]

Although this pronunciation is usually used in American English, it is not the correct pronunciation in French.

Although the article claims this, and gives different phonetics for the English and French, nevertheless the audio recordings both follow the English phonetic guide, and neither the French. The French phonetic guide suggests the term should be pronounced much more like the Spanish "adios" (meaning the same) -- except with a silent 's'. This may simply be due to a non-standard accent on the part of the French voice talent, but it's hardly illustrative when it doesn't agree with the phonetic guide. --70.131.90.91 03:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Most dictionaries give two English pronunciations, one with a diphthong, one without, neither the same as the French. We need both phonetic alphabet and audio for both. DCDuring TALK 14:03, 19 September 2008 (UTC)