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3answers
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Trilled / Rolled “R”s?

I've been listening to a couple CDs that include Edith Piaf. Sometimes she rolls or trills her "R"s like in Spanish. Is this customary, local usage, artistic license or?
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2answers
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When can “j'suis” be used?

I presume j'suis is slang for je suis. That much for the lexical formation of this "expression," which has been detailed elsewhere. However, I don't know the contexts in which it can be used. Is it ...
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3answers
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Quelle est la prononciation standard du « h » aspiré ?

Les mots commençant par un h aspiré peuvent être prononcés de plusieurs manières différentes en français : Sans prononcer le h : les halles -> [leal] Avec coup de glotte : les halles -> [leʔal] Avec ...
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5answers
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What is the correct way to pronounce 'poutine'?

In Canada, there's a dish spelt 'poutine', which consists of fries, gravy, and cheese curds. However, I have come across two conflicting accounts of how to pronounce the word online, and I would like ...