I've been writing about teen noir and film noir. Easy to write about. Harder to say.
So how do you pronounce noir?
Here are a few different opinions:
The talking dictionary at dictionarist.com says neu-whah (ch). Hear it here.
The famously undependable Yahoo Answers has at least a half dozen different suggestions: nwah, nwar, nu-whar, new-wahr, no-war, nu-whah (ch).
The very nice Pronunciation Book YouTube series covers this for Pinot Noir, and the second word comes out: new-whar.
And finally, howjsay.com says new-ahhhh and neu-awwch.
I like the Pronunciation book version. It sounds less snooty. That's all for today.