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Quand on utilise l'adjectif démonstratif cet (par exemple: cet homme, cet appareil), comment doit-on prononcer le voyelle e dans cet ? Comme l'e dans ce, ou comme le premier e dans cette ?


When we use the demonstrative adjective cet (for example: cet homme, cet appareil), how do we have to pronounce the vowel e in cet? Like the e in ce or like the first e in cette?

  • Comme un "7" :) – 4m1nh4j1 Nov 11 '14 at 17:45
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Cet is pronounced /sɛt/. You can find a description and audio samples for ɛ on Wikipedia. It's the same sound as in mère, bête, faire or cette.

Whereas ce is pronounced with a milder (close to central) vowel as in je, ne, petit or revoir.

  • In most phonetically similar contexts, cette is pronounced exactly the same way as cet (in some contexts, for instance standalone, some speakers add a more or less pronounced schwa for cette). – Un francophone Nov 11 '14 at 17:57

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