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I don't think I've ever heard an Amerracun say croissant the way its originators do. It seems we can't get our tongues or brains around the "roi" pronunciation, yet this site http://dictionary.cambridge.or...on/english/croissant gives both UK and Amerracun pronunciations as being very close to the French original. Do any of you ever hear anything other than this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKlvfXixQm4
 
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I say it the way she does in the video. I don't particularly like them so I don't use the word often.
 
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I am close to the way she says it, but I might not use quite as much stress on the second syllable. I am not sure. I find it hard to hear exactly how I say it. Have you ever noticed when you hear your recorded voice that it doesn't sound the way you hear it as you say it?


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I pronounce it like the dictionary for U.S. But I thought the U.K. pronunciation absolutely weird. Is that how you pronounce it in England? Goofy, what about Canada?
 
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The US and UK pronunciations sound almost the same except for the stress.

I say /krəˈsɑnt/ like the youtube video Geoff links to.
 
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I think most of us pronounce it similarly to the original French, although I have heard the word pronounced like "cross-ont" with the letter "t" pronounced.


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I don't pronounce the t, but maybe I should?
 
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I thought I remembered talking about this before here or here.
 
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I pretty much pronounce it [kʁwa.sɑ̃]. Or perhaps [kwasã] in American General. I have never heard before the other pronunciations in the wild.


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Good to see you again, Z.
 
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Yes, long time, no see, Z! I hope all is well in beautiful California.

Interesting that you pronounce it with kw. I am going to have to listen to how others pronounce it now because I am not sure I've heard it that way.
 
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