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Is there a word in French that's pronounced with a nasal vowel ([ɛ̃], [ɑ̃], [ɔ̃], [œ̃]) followed by a nasal consonant ([n], [m], [ɲ]) in the same syllable in Standard French? Like [ɛ̃n] or [ɑ̃m].

Thank you in advance for your answer.

  • I can't think of one... I think that a syllab must end with a voyel sound... isn't it ? – Random Jun 17 '15 at 13:17
  • I'm not sure , as I don't read the phonetic alphabet really well, but is "conne" (feminine of Con) not the case ? you can hear it here larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/con/17848?q=conne#17722 Also maybe [kɑ ̃] Khan, kan ? – P. O. Jun 17 '15 at 14:51
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Rarissimes : les passés simples de venir et tenir : nous tînmes, nous vînmes.

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    Je crois que je n'y aurais pas pensé. Leconjugueur les écrit avec un circonflexe (ce que j'avais en mémoire). Bravo pour y avoir pensé ! – Chop Jun 17 '15 at 13:59
  • @Chop thanks for the orthography. I made the corresponding edits. – GAM PUB Jun 17 '15 at 14:02
  • also the related: convînmes, devînmes, entretînmes, obtînmes, parvînmes, retînmes. – jlliagre Jun 17 '15 at 21:30

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