How Do You Pronounce "fondant"

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justfrosting Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:28pm
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I think I am pronouncing it wrong! Is the accent on the first or second syllable?

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mbalis Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:32pm
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The first icon_smile.gif

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ntertayneme Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:32pm
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http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/fondant

If you go to the online dictionary for Merriam-Webster, it will pronounce it for you (if you have speakers) HTH icon_smile.gif

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angelas2babies Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:33pm
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I believe it's originally pronounced with the accent on the second...fonDANT, but it became americanized to FONdant. Up to you. I hear it both ways. icon_smile.gif

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mthiberge Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:38pm
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In french the accent is on the second syllable, in english it's on the first, you guys do everything backwards..LOL

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PGray315 Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:39pm
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Thanks for asking that question! I've been wondering about that, too. I have always accented the first syllable, but lately have been hearing it on the second.

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FreshAir Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 7:42pm
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I pronounce it to where it sounds like 'fondunt', but I'm from the south, so you may not want to go by me!! LOL!!!

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famousamous Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 9:48pm
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That is an awesome website! Thanks!

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subaru Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 9:54pm
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Hey ntertayneme, Thanks for that link. That will come in handy a lot!

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steffy8 Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 2:06am
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Here in TX, we say "that rubbery stuff that ya' put over that cake": icon_lol.gif

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dl5crew Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 2:11am
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I agree with the " rubbery stuff". My hubby calls it cake doh. Instead of Play Doh.

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CanyonFishy Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 2:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ntertayneme

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/fondant

If you go to the online dictionary for Merriam-Webster, it will pronounce it for you (if you have speakers) HTH icon_smile.gif




Awesome!!!

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ShayShay Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 2:23am
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Thanks for the dictionary link. I have been wondering if I was pronouncing ganache properly.....(I was) hehe

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