Re: [CR] More Frejus Magic

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

From: Stephen James <sj52@hotmail.com>
To: <haxixe@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:04:21 +0000
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Subject: Re: [CR] More Frejus Magic


Well, funny, I'm trying to remember whether Tommy said "Frayjus" (which is what I seem to recall) or "Freejus" (which is the way many people on the street pronounced it). However, I could be misremembering, and Tommy said "Freejus" too, and I picked up the different pronunciation in Europe (where I lived for a time). At any rate, it wasn't pronounced like the French town (or without the conclusive "s" sound. But, I probably wouldn't recognize the correct Italian pronunciation anyway --and it might differ depending on dialect.

So, I've got two questions. How do the people who knew Tommy Avenia remember him pronouncing it? And, how do the list members from Torino and thereabouts pronounce it today?

cheers,

Steve James

Bronx, NY UsA


> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:39:22 -0700
> From: haxixe@gmail.com
> CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR] More Frejus Magic
>
> Anyone know how Frejus is meant to be pronounced in Italian? I had
> assumed it was pronounced like the French town, freh-ZHEW, but having
> learnt that it isn't named after anything French at all and given that
> the "j" ( i lunga ) isn't actually even a letter in Italian, and
> further that the ultimate syllable in Italian is seldom stressed
> without an accented vowel it gets pretty hard to guess.
>
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham, Washington
> USA