Addendum: Le Stuff’s Pronunciation Guide To Vacqueyras

Reader Comment – “That’s great about the “s” but what about the rest of the word?  The “s” was the least of my worries when looking at the jumble of c’s, q’s ue’s, and yr’s.” – Grace

Well, Grace has a point.

In my last post I wrote about how the “s” in “vacqueyras” is not silent.
I neglected, though, to give an adequate explanation of how the entire word is pronounced.  That’s kind of like telling someone “hey, the “g” in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is soft” and leaving it at that.

So please forgive me Grace and here, just for you, is the proper way to pronounce “vacqueyras”.

va-(as in va-cuum) * cquey-(as in ke-boom)* ras-(as in Ras-tafarian)

3 responses

  1. I was confused as well! Thanks for the clairification, as you describe it now, I am less intimidated by the word.

  2. Le Stuff does indeed deliver Le Stuff. Thanks so much for responding to my post and answering my question. Your pronunciation cues make the word “Vacqueyras” much less intimidating. And now I’ll chuckle thinking about Rastafarians when I order a bottle of wine. Merci beaucoup!

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