Arlene, Michelle, and me during the James Otto show. Good friends...Good times...Great memories.
Cajun French Terminology
Pronunciation of common Cajun names
Note: All r's should be rolled at least a little if you want to sound like a Cajun. Practice makes perfect!
Leger or Lege´: Lay´-jhay
LeBlanc: Le-blon´ (C is silent)
Richard: Ree´-shard or Ree-shard´ (either is accepted)
Mouton: Moo´-tawn (Real Cajuns don't pronounce the N)
Vincent: Van´- sawn (Both N's silent)
Baptiste: Bap-tees´ (Ditto with the P and the last T)
Thibodeaux: Tib´-uh-do (and since you can't have one without the other...) Boudreaux: Boo´-dro
Angelique: Awn-jhe-leek´(Again, the N is nearly silent)
LeJeune: Luh-jhan´, Luh-jhoon´, or Luh-jheun´
Cajun or Creole French phrases and expressions
(more to be added in future)
Ce et ça: (See ay Sah) Translates loosely into 'This and that'
Laissez les bon temp rouler: (Lessay lai bawn tawm roo-lay)
Let the good times roll
Allons manger: (Ah-lawns mawn-jhay) Let's go eat or Let's Eat!
Le Bon Dieu a été bon pour mon: (Luh bawn dyu ah etay bawn poor mawn) The Good Lord has been good to me.
C'est tout la meme chose: (Say to la mam shawz) It's all the same thing.
C'est tout, c'est bon, allons: (Say to, say bawn, ah lawns) That's all, that's good, let's go!