Listening to the original radio production of "Miracle on 34th St.", on the Old Time Radio Hour, live at wamu.org from 7 to 11 ET on Sundays, which includes an ad for Lux soap, and the announcer pronounced lingerie as if it ended in ee, which it does in French. Probably from the 50's.
The first syllable had already been defrenchified, and was pronounced lawn.

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Listening to the original radio production of "Miracle on 34th St.", on the Old Time Radio Hour, live at wamu.org from 7 to 11 ET on Sundays, which includes an ad for Lux soap, and the announcer pronounced lingerie as if it ended in ee, which it does in French. Probably from the 50's.
The first syllable had already been defrenchified, and was pronounced lawn.

Posters should say where they live, and for which area they are asking questions. I was born and then lived in Western Pa. 10 years
Indianapolis 7 years
Chicago 6 years
Brooklyn, NY 12 years
Baltimore 26 years

Hi,

That's how I pronounce ithe ending of the word, too.

I live in Toronto, but I am from Britain.

Clive

PS Where do you live right now? (Didn't I ask you this before? Emotion: smile)
Listening to the original radio production of "Miracle on 34th St.", on the Old Time Radio Hour, live at wamu.org ... That's how I pronounce ithe ending of the word, too. I live in Toronto, but I am from Britain. Clive

I'm not sure what the OP's problem is. How else would you pronounce the ending of "lingerie"?
As for the beginning, my 'Franglais' pronunciation is more like "langj" than "lawnj". It's not a word I use very often, so I don't think I'll be upsetting the French too much if that's not quite right.
Ian
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Listening to the original radio production of "Miracle on 34th ... live right now? (Didn't I ask you this before? )

Baltimore. I guess the sig needs fine tuning. I might have asked about the word before. If so, I'm following up with how at least one person pronounced it in the US, probably NYC but maybe California, in the 1950s.
I'm not sure what the OP's problem is.

Of course you're not. I don't have one.
How else would you pronounce the ending of "lingerie"?

lawnzheray. As in ray of light.
As for the beginning, my 'Franglais' pronunciation is more like "langj"

We're not talking about Franglais but USA English.
than "lawnj". It's not a word I use very often, so I don't think I'll be upsetting the French too much if that's not quite right.

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Indianapolis 7 years
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Brooklyn, NY 12 years
Baltimore 26 years
Listening to the original radio production of "Miracle on 34th St.", on the Old Time Radio Hour, live at wamu.org from 7 to 11 ET on

That's "The Big Broadcast". I've been listening to it regularly for decades on 88.5 FM. The host, Ed Walker, plays "Miracle on 34th Street" every year a little early this time and every year I think "I've heard this enough times already" but then I listen to it anyway. It's a great show. In the early 60s in Boston we saw a musical comedy based on "Miracle" before it went to Broadway. I still remember Mr. Macy on the witness stand singing "That man over there is Santa Claus."
Sundays, which includes an ad for Lux soap, and the announcer pronounced lingerie as if it ended in ee, which it does in French. Probably from the 50's.

I noticed that too.
The first syllable had already been defrenchified, and was pronounced lawn.

I thought she pronounced it somewhere between "lan" and "lawn".

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Listening to the original radio production of "Miracle on 34th ... Hour, live at wamu.org from 7 to 11 ET on

That's "The Big Broadcast". I've been listening to it regularly for

Oh, yeah. Shame on me.
decades on 88.5 FM. The host, Ed Walker, plays "Miracle on 34th Street" every year a little early this time and every year I think

I heard it last year too.
"I've heard this enough times already" but then I listen to it anyway. It's a great show.

It's only an hour. Unlike the movie which takes two hours with commecials. But that might really be only 1:20, just a guess, so it's almost as long as the movie.
I thought she pronounced it somewhere between "lan" and "lawn".

Okay.

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Brooklyn, NY 12 years
Baltimore 26 years
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