Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Les trombones, Apr 4, 2007.
What is the correct pronunciation of lys? Is it "lee" or "lees"?
It's pronounced lees
No, it's not; It's pronounced "liss", with the "i" like in "tin"
Like kiss? I don't think so.
larsay is right
Maybe if you pronounced tin with a french accent. Otherwise, it's pronounced like Lis, as short for Lisa.
? Are we speaking about the flowers?
The pronunciation is indeed like kiss but with a l instead of the k
There is also a snobbish way of saying "Lee" without pronuncing the s especially when u speak about the "Lys de France" as emblem of the former monarchy.
My French dictionary says it's pronounced [lis]. This french "i" is quite different than the short "i" in english and more resembles an english double "e" (ee) than the "i" found in words like hit or kiss. The word in english most similar to lys is probably lease.
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