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Author Topic: How on earth do you say 'valet'. Is it 'vallay' or vallett'? What do you say?  (Read 802 times)

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I've never been 100% sure of how to say 'valet'. Which do you reckon is right? 'Vallay' or Vallett'?

And how about 'valeting'? (Or is it 'valaying'?)

And how about our Gallic friends across Le Manche? How do they pronounce ''valet'?
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As a noun I think it is vallay. Otherwise, as a verb, it is valett. certainly the car gets valletted!

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According to howjsay.com (does mainly British pronunciations) http://howjsay.com/pronunciation-of-valeting

You can also find pronunciations on translate.google.co.uk
Just click the speaker symbol and you'll hear how the word is pronounced in English . https://translate.google.co.uk/#auto/en/valet
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According to howjsay.com (does mainly British pronunciations) http://howjsay.com/pronunciation-of-valeting

You can also find pronunciations on translate.google.co.uk
Just click the speaker symbol and you'll hear how the word is pronounced in English . https://translate.google.co.uk/#auto/en/valet

Cheers, Cos. That perfectly backs up what Jacques said. I hadn't noticed that little speaker thingy on Google Translate before...probably because I mainly use Translate for whole sentences and blocks of text rather than individual words.

Just tried Translate on a wodge of Norwegian and I am very seriously impressed! Not only is it perfectly accurate but the woman doing the verbals on Translate reminds me spookily of my norsk ex-sister-in-law. Lovely lady.
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