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My pronunciations of the names of the Amis de l’ABC.

“Les Personnages de Les Misérables

Les Amis de l’ABC

Enjolras
Combeferre
Jean Prouvaire
Jehan
Courfeyrac
Bahorel
Feuilly
Grantaire
R
Joly
Laigle/Lesgle
Bossuet
Marius Pontmercy”

Source: Native French speaking self. You can blame Victor Hugo and the French language for all the French r’s.

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A group which barely missed becoming historic

The greater part of the Friends of the A B C were students, who were on cordial terms with the working classes. Here are the names of the principal ones. They belong, in a certain measure, to history: Enjolras, Combeferre, Jean Prouvaire, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, Bahorel, Lesgle or Laigle, Joly, Grantaire.

A word about Bossuet and his bad luck

Bossuet’s bad luck is kind of “his thing” in the fandom, like Grantaire has alcohol and Joly’s hypochondria, etc. And, alright, it’s canon that he’s the most unlucky man of France, but the thing is, it seems to translate in the stories as him always breaking a bone, falling, stumbling into stuff, and I admit that I kind of fall into this interpretation too but, I don’t think It’s really the way it’s portrayed in the book ?

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Grantaire and Bossuet as young teens, carefree and happy. teensuet’s luscious mane of hair was the envy of everyone in town and youngtaire’s curls were well tended by his many sisters.

remember a few weeks back when everyone was hyped about a headcanon that grantaire and bossuet were childhood friends who had neighboring summer houses in Toulouse? I do, because i had this sketch in my sketchbook, which i scanned in and finished in photoshop today.

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i watch this and all that runs through my head is “joly”

Laigle-Lesgle-Lesgles-Bossuet: proper attributions

Re:  Lesgle-L’aigle- Bossuet and his name use in the book. Be warned, ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF OVERANALYSIS AND THEORY WANK here, but possibly of use to people trying to figure out who would call him what, book-wise.

TL;DR  :  The more serious they are themselves, the more likely they are to use his nickname, but only if they know him. :[ 
TL; DR 2: IT’S COMPLICATED.
WAY EVEN MORE TL: under the cut.

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Okay so I’m gonna do another thing, because my previous Joly thing got a few notes. And it makes sense to do the next on another severely under-appreciated fucking badass so yeah. And I am going to show why there is no excuse to leave him out of fics.

this thing is going be titled WHY LAIGLE DE MEAUX IS THE MOTHERFUCKING PRINCESS AND HOW NOT TO FUCK HIM UP IN YOUR FICS

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Now I start regretting drawing R in a full-face view…it’s the pose for people with strong spirit. Yet there still is consolation: at least he doesn’t dare look straight into my eyes. I like it.

Headcanon: Bossuet is the most handsome among Amis except Enjolras.

Proper hats are omitted.

Grantaire, Bossuet and Joly from Les Miserables 

Names and Apellations: Lesgles Laigle Bossuet

because we’re talking a  lot about Amis naming conventions today”

I was going through the Brick for reference (as I do) and noticed a general pattern to the Lesgles/Laigle/Bossuet thing, at least in terms of how characters use it. . Mostly (mostly!) people call him Bossuet when they’re being jokey/informal, and some variant on the Laigle construct when they’re being formal, or (especially) complimentary (Courfeyrac’s espesially notable for that, since he doesn’t have the weird Napoleon reaction going about the Lesgles/L’aigle thing).

Except Grantaire, who is INSISTENT on the Laigle terminology, even when he’s referencing the funeral oration, and usually draws it out to the full Laigle-de-Meaux form. The only time Grantaire even acknowledges the Bossuet nickname is when he’s not talking TO Bossuet but having his little talking-to-no-one-but-sort-of-Enjolras moment in the Corinth, and paraphrasing Enjolras, who DOES use Bossuet, we know that from the Lieutenants chapter.

So, there’s just a point for character reference, and beyond that I don’t know exactly what to make of it besides aklaghklsdgh DORKS AND THEIR DORK FRIENDSHIPS , and then there’s gauzyreads whole Chickens and Eagles meta and I REALLY don’t know what to do with that, but IT IS A THING THAT IS SO, and if you need me I’ll be over here having emotions about nicknames.