"au jus"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Jan 23 18:54:38 UTC 2012

Don't all English speakers have that sound in their inventory? http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/au#Pronunciation_2

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 23, 2012, at 5:53 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

> Is the question here really about the "open o" in the Frenchy word, whether those (Americans) who lack that vowell will hear it--or choose to pronounce it--as /a/ or /o/?
> --Charlie
> ________________________________________
> On 1/22/2012 12:55 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> I've gone back and forth. I'm never sure which has more currency.
>> The Daily Kos instructs the public with its glossary to say "ah": http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/13/1044844/-Basic-Culinary-Definitions,-Part-I
>> And at http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2010/12/ah-oh-ah-beef-au-jus.html, Chef John says that "ah" is how he grew up saying it.
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Seattle, WA
>> On Jan 22, 2012, at 6:07 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>>> Arby's has been advertising for years the serving of "au jus" that
>>> comes with its roast beef sandwiches.
>>> The TV commercials used to say "oh zhoo."
>>> In the latest version, however, the announcer clearly says "ah zhoo."  In
>>> fact, the first two or three times I heard it, I though he was trying
>>> to say "Anjou," which made even less sense.

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