Pronounciation of an unusual last name ("Hüe")

JimKwiziq community member

Pronounciation of an unusual last name ("Hüe")

I'm learning a piece of music by the composer Georges Hüe.  How is this last name pronounced?  From the description I saw on https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/dieresis/ I am guessing that the "H" is silent, the "ü" is pronounced as a standard "u," and the "e" is voiced instead of silent.  Is that correct?  (If someone knows IPA, then perhaps that would be a good way to answer?)

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jim, 

I must admit that I had never heard of this French composer although he was born in my hometown of Versailles.

As for his name, I am assuming that it will be pronounced like U in the same way as we pronounce 'aigüe/ ambigüe' with no diphthong.

Hope this helps!

 

 

Pronounciation of an unusual last name ("Hüe")

I'm learning a piece of music by the composer Georges Hüe.  How is this last name pronounced?  From the description I saw on https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/dieresis/ I am guessing that the "H" is silent, the "ü" is pronounced as a standard "u," and the "e" is voiced instead of silent.  Is that correct?  (If someone knows IPA, then perhaps that would be a good way to answer?)

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