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How do you pronounce Rochefort?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by stoutmasterjames, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. stoutmasterjames

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    I was saying Ro-sha-fort.

    A buddy corrected me "Ro-keh-fort"

    I read online somewhere "Rosh-for"

    Anyone definitively know how to pronounce this?
     
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    I don't know, but I say "Rock-uh-fort".
     
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  3. mikeburd1128

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    I've heard it pronounced "Rosh-Fare" and that sounded nice and fancy so I say that.
     
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    My understanding is that the Abbey is in French-speaking Belgium.

    The French pronunciation is undoubtedly Rōsh-for. The O is long, as in "know."

    Source: moi
     
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    "Roche-Fort"
     
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  6. stoutmasterjames

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    You see my predicament? There have been four different pronunciations posted thus far. Do you speak French, thewrongtone? Because your answer seemed the most definitive.
     
  7. anyother

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    This is closest to correct in this thread. The IPA for the city is ʁɔʃ.fɔʁ R as in roue, O as the o in sort in english. che as the SH in shoe. F, o as in sort again, and that same french r at the end no T.
     
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  8. stoutmasterjames

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    Thanks. I guess I'll go with Rosh-for with a long "O" in "rosh" until someone else corrects me.
     
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    This is how I pronounce it too
     
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    And when they correct you let them know that two people on the internet that speak french disagree with them. Cheers!
     
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  12. thewrongtone

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    Yes. I minored in French in college.
     
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    "Debit card declined"
     
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    "Rock Fort" in any kinda bad accent I can't conjure up at the time :D
     
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    Whatever they say when the answer the phone at the abbey.
     
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    I pronounce it "yes please"
     
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    It's pronounced "Roke-e-fore" (the e is more like an eh, not eeeee) There is a French cheese bearing the same name (which is equally as amazing as the beer).

    P.s., my wife is a French Professor and this is how she pronounces it. Pretty sure she's right.
     
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  18. ParkbrauFan

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    It is pronounced Rooshfour.

    The cheese is Roquefort
     
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    I also wonder how to pronounce "Uinta." Is it you in ta? Win ta?

    Edit: never mind. I just decided to google it.
     
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    My trick for these hard-to-pronounce names is to use Google Translate.

    The key is that you have to select the correct language of origin before you use the audio component. Obviously, it won't always be as good as asking a native speaker, but it's a pretty good approximation in most cases.

    http://translate.google.com/#fr/nl/rochefort
     
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    Whenever I Google a beer question I am invariably led to a thread on BA...
     
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    From my schooldays I would say that the final t should not be pronounced, that the stress is slightly on the first syllable and I would suggest roshfor or roashfor (I'm sure both these would be commonly used)
     
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    I'm in for Roke Fort too.
     
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    Bartenders in Belgium always pronounced it "Rosh-for" with a long O. So, that's what I've gone with.
     
  26. Roguer

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    I've Googled it before, and came to this conclusion. I usually pronounce it as "Roke-eee," as a nickname, essentially, but "Roke-eh-fore" seems to be correct.

    I don't claim to be an expert, though; that's just what my class at the University of Google taught me. :)
     
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  27. TheNightwatchman

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    That's how I say it.
     
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    Row-CHEE-fert.
     
  29. paulys55

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    Person on internet passes off opinion as fact:(
     
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    /thread

    (my fiance is from Belgium.... she concurs 100%... as do her parents)
     
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    The middle e should certainly not be sounded, and in my hazy schooldays we would be taught to give the initial R a little flourish, like clearing the throat a little. say hrosh fort
     
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    I pronounce it "YUM"
     
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    I'm going to the local Belgium bistro and ordering one to tomorrow to hear the translation
     
  34. MikeReserva

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    Like said before by others, it's like Rosh-For. Been to the abbey twice, and that's how the monk selling cheese calls it. Pretty basic French phonetics!
     
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    roach-fert
     
  36. readyski

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    rowchhe fort!

    I like it, I need it
     
  37. GarthDanielson

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    My wife and I had it for the first time years ago in Seattle, and the server seemed like he knew his shit, so we have always pronounced it the way he did, which is something like "Roe-sh-fer"
     
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    I feel bad for her students then.
     
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    You probably should have titled the thread, "How does Rochefort pronounce Rochefort?". I think when you said "you", people thought you just wanted them to tell you how they pronounce it and not how it's actually pronounced.:oops:
     
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    it is pronounced Ply-knee and if you don't say it right a grammar nazi will stab you.:D
     
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