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robrainrobrain UK, on way to CanadaPosts: 5

Are the YouTubers who say duh-luge correct? I've always said "Dell-yuge" since I'm assuming it's an English word. Am I wrong? Life will go on if I don't get an answer. I just don't want to look stupid in front of the cool kids when I'm raving about the Dell-yuge.

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    cnmdcnmd AustraliaPosts: 4
    edited January 2021

    Listen to the first 10 sec of this tutorial, from the creator himself:

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    robrainrobrain UK, on way to CanadaPosts: 5

    Cheers @cnmd . Perfect.

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    MatthewGeorgeMatthewGeorge Cologne, GermanyBeta Tester Posts: 243

    It's French. So say it however you want if you're a native English speaker. πŸ˜‚
    I've heard a few ways:
    Duh luge
    Day luge
    Del luge
    Del uge
    And my favourite.. .
    Duh luger from a Swiss German. It does make sense if you pronounce it in German. ☺️
    But say it however you want and never take pronunciation tips from kiwis. πŸ˜‚

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    SolejkushaoSolejkushao Marseille, FranceBeta Tester Posts: 36

    For what it's worth, here's how the original word sounds in French: https://mapper.nohost.me/nuage/s/CRn3jnEZQtwngDz
    :)

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    robrainrobrain UK, on way to CanadaPosts: 5

    @MatthewGeorge said:
    It's French. So say it however you want if you're a native English speaker. πŸ˜‚

    I don't see why you say it's French. Maybe the etymology of the word "deluge" is French, but it's an English word now as well. In the same way that French people say my name as "Roh Bearrr" as opposed to "Robert" (with a hard T), we don't normally go all Francophone on words from French that have become part of the language.

    The company's based in New Zealand so I could go for Maori or English. Is there some French involvement that I don't know about? I need to know :) .

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