Hi French linguists and French people,
I am just a beginner, so I might be wrong. I am teaching myself ONLY on Duolingo and the internet. I am really trying to learn the difference between ɔ and o̞. I find that the ɔ has a "o̞" OR "ɞ" sound ONLY before L and R and sometimes M and N, whereby the ɔ sounds like ɔ as in FOR.
[ɔ] (open O)
[o̞] (mid O)
[o] (closed O)
Here are some examples.
alors (ɔ as in for) [alo̞r],
d'ordinaire (ɔ as in for) [do̞ʀdinɛʀ],
comment [ko̞mɑ̃], etc.
French ɔ (open oh) (ɔ as in awkward); (more open oh)
................ OR (ɔ as in for) [o̞] (less open oh),