Re: How to pronounce "divin"?
Date: October 3, 1998
Thanks to everyone who's responsed to my question. However, I'm still not sure
how it's pronounced. Is it:
or Dee van?
The word ordinarily spoken (as in the dictionary) would be "dee van", however
several vocal scores have suggested "de veen" which prompted my question in the
It seems either would be acceptable?
Tony Whelpton wrote:
> jzydek wrote in message ...
> >Because it is an elision when singing to enfant, the n is voiced, but both
> >i's are pronounced as ee. It sounds something like this: Eel ay nay luh
> >June (who is good buddies with Frenchman Philippe Simon and whose husband
> >speaks flawless French, as well).
> >Meri Gec wrote in message ...
> >>In "Il est ne le divin enfant" how does one correctly pronounce the last
> >>syllable of divin?
> I can confirm jzydek's opinion - it is pronounced "divine" to rhyme with
> "line", "mine", etc, not "divin" to rhyme with "vin"