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La règle pour /o/~/ɔ/ n'est pas parfaite: on dit bien hôtel avec /o/ mais hôpital avec /ɔ/ (c'est un mot qui aurait gagné à être corrigé avec la réforme de 1990), et l'accent québécois de l'ouest dit généralement poteau avec deux /o/. Je crois que normalement on ne modifie pas la prononciation de [o~ɔ],(1) mais on le fait généralement dans le cas de [e~ɛ] ...


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I had a lot of trouble to explain how to pronounce this to my Chinese friend. I went with the following explanation: First you have 3 nasalized vowels sound: an, on and in each one derived from the vowels a, o and è respectively. (en actually pronounce very similarly to an, I would not do the distinction as beginner) To pronounce the n sound you let air go ...


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Actually to pronounce "enfant" you can put your tongue completely into sleeping mode. Don't try to pronounce any "hard n" or "m" or other consonant except for for the "f". Other than that, what the comments under your post says is right, pronounce it like the little word "en". Other examples of the pronunciation of both "en" and "ant" can be found in ...



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