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I used to think that pronouncing the verb "créer" like "créyer" was a specificity of West African French, but recently heard it said by a Morrocan and a Normand.

What is the most common pronunciation of "créer"?
In general, which dialects usually add "y" between two "é"?

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The most used pronunciation of "créer" (and considered correct in France French) is [kʀee].

As far as I know, it's pretty common for people who have Arabic as their first language to add a y sound, because the é sound is absent from their language. Because of that, pronouncing two in a row can be hard.

  • Upvote for the first part of the answer, which already answers the question. The second part might be correct, I don't know... – Laurent S. Mar 18 at 14:52
  • Oui, c'est juste ce que j'ai observé personnellement, ça vaut ce que ça vaut. Ce serait intéressant d'avoir le point de vue de quelqu'un dont la langue maternelle est l'arabe. – Teleporting Goat Mar 18 at 15:10

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