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ZiggyZane
(absolute beginner )
03/02/02 11:12 PM
Ouvre le chien? new  

In 'All The Madmen', at the end he's supposed to say "Zane Zane Zane - Ouvre le Chien" Umm..but he pronounces it oddly.. Is he supposed to say that? (open the dog, lol)



KittyGoMeow
(mortal with potential)
03/03/02 00:45 AM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: ZiggyZane]  

He's being a madman... what do you expect him to say? "Open the door?" ;)

"That which seems too good to be true is."

ZiggyZane
(absolute beginner )
03/03/02 05:28 AM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: KittyGoMeow]  

Lol, I know that. What I was trying to say was... he pronounces 'ouvre le chien' very wrong...was it supposed to be like that? I mean did he intend that? I'm not home right now I can't listen to it but i think he says it like "oovay le chan".



KittyGoMeow
(mortal with potential)
03/03/02 06:09 AM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: ZiggyZane]  

Ohhhhhhhh.... I dunno.


"There are only two things that are for certain --
the universe and human stupidity...
and I'm not sure about the universe."
-- Albert Einstein

AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
03/03/02 07:26 AM
Bad Pronounciation new [re: ZiggyZane]  

I do not speak French, so I know little about the correct pronounciation of these words. What I can say, is that his "made up Polish" in Warszawa was not a very good impression. And likewise, people have remarked on poor pronounciation in songs such as "Helden". My Indonesian friend laughed when she heard the Indonesian version of "Amlapura", although she considers his attempt at "Don't Let Me Down" much better.

Bowie does not have a good knowledge of French, so it would not surprise me if his pronounciation is not accurate. In 1997, he spoke English on French television and the interviewer translated for him.

The Music is Outside

WildWind
(stardust savant)
03/03/02 08:38 AM
Bad Pronounciation, continued new [re: Adam]  

And his Spanish in "Al Alba" is excruciating.

But despite the fact that he can't speak any of them to save his life, I respect his efforts. Too many people don't have any interest in or respect for other languages. I think it's terrific that Bowie does.

WW

You may not like the things we do
Only idiots ignore the truth.
It's easy to lie down and hide
Where's the warrior without his pride?


ZiggyZane
(mortal with potential)
03/03/02 09:26 AM
Re: Bad Pronounciation new [re: Adam]  

>> Bowie does not have a good knowledge of French, so it would not surprise me if his pronounciation is not accurate.

> Yeah but don't you think someone like him who is gunna release a song, should atleast find out how a simple little phrase is pronounced? Thats why I think he intended it to be mispronounced, because I don't think that he couldn't have found out how its exact pronunciation. ...Agree?


"MAKING LOVE WITH HIS EGO!!"

AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
03/03/02 10:08 AM
Sounds Better? [re: ZiggyZane]  

Perhaps his pronounciation sounded better, something like a ryhme. You say it sounds like "oovay le chan", that would place empasis on the "a" sound as in "zane". But I don't know speak French, so I am only guessing.

The Music is Outside

ohramona
(electric tomato)
03/03/02 10:37 AM
My mal! new [re: ZiggyZane]  

In reply to:

Bowie does not have a good knowledge of French


He doesn't? I thought that ouvre le chien meant "dog egg".



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Edited by ohramona on 03/03/02 10:39 AM (server time).



curse_t
(mortal with potential)
03/03/02 10:38 AM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: ZiggyZane]  

i always thought it was odd :)
but i guess being a mad man its not suppose to make sense or something :)
kirsty




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