Considering the fact that just about every pronunciation guide says that "-ai" should be pronounced like "é" and "-ais" or "-ait" should be "è", I find the ə strange. What's the deal here?

  • Y a-t-il un tag du genre 'irrégulier' ou 'exception' pour ce genre de question ? – Mathieu Bouville Apr 25 '19 at 15:11
  • I like this kind of question where I'm tempted to answer "Because it's like that" cause I know I will probably learn something :-) Note that not all "ai" are pronounced like "é". For exemple "vrai" is pronounced "vrè" (sorry I can't write or read phonetics), as (I think), chai, ... – Laurent S. Apr 25 '19 at 15:12
  • The tags irrégulier or exception don't exist, and I don't have enough rep to create them :) – user3139876 Apr 25 '19 at 15:17
  • Duplicate of Prononciation de « il faisait » – jlliagre Apr 25 '19 at 19:10

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