Question: How do you
We have to confess that we have all had
trouble trying to pronounce the last name of our esteemed luthier,
Dana Bourgeois. We've been bugging Dana to come up with
a simple phonetic pronunciation. Dana asked if we would like
the French, Acadian, Cajun or American version....we've decided to
pass along the American version.
This is what we came up with: "BUR-jwah"
with the accent on the first syllable. Any linguists out
there with a better idea, let us know!
We hope this will alleviate the problem of
going in to your favorite shop, pointing to a rack of guitars and
saying, "uh, I want that one."
Bourgeois (BUR-jwah)...Ask for it
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updated: December 5, 2007