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Prononciation de « spécimen » : pourquoi pas le son nasal ?

Pourquoi le mot spécimen se prononce [spesimɛn] et pas [spesimɛ̃] ? Je me demande pourquoi le son nasal [ɛ̃] disparaît. Par exemple « paysan » , « européen », etc., gardent le son nasal et le ...
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Prononciation de « immangeable »

Je voudrais comprendre pourquoi est-ce qu'on prononce le mot immangeable comme [ɛ̃mɑ̃ʒabl]. Je pensais qu'il fallait dire [imɑ̃ʒabl] parce qu'on prononce des mots comme immense, immobile, immature, ...
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Pronunciation exercises to learn nasalization

My eleven year old son is learning French in school. Picking up words, phrases, and grammar is easy for him, but he cannot pronounce nasal vowels. He just doesn't know how to create those sounds. ...
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Liaison avec voyelles nasales

1) Y a-t--il une différence phonétique entre un air et un nerf ? 2) Dans les cas ci-après la liaison est obligatoire ? Un ami, aucun ami, bien aimé, rien à dire 3) Il n'y a pas de liaison avec en ...
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About French consonant and vowel pronunciation

I have two questions that has been bugging me for quite some time. Q1. Is french consonant t,k unaspirated? Example of aspirated t is 'tale', unaspirated 'style'. Q2. Are French nasal vowels ...
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Is “em” ever pronounced /ɛ̃/ as en occasionally is?

"en" in "examen" ist pronounced /ɛ̃/. Are there examples for "em"?
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What is the difference in pronunciation of “quand” and “con”?

I know that there is a liaison between the final "d" in "quand" and a following vowel, but is there a difference for each word in isolation?
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Why isn't a nasalised vowel used for “divin” here?

I was searching for some Christmas carols and decided to look up "Il est né le divin enfant", having heard only the beginning of the song in the past. I then noticed that all the recordings I listened ...
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Nasal vowel followed by nasal consonant in the same syllable

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]. ...
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Pronouncing ɛ̃: are there variants?

I'm confused by ɛ̃, as in pain, vin, cinq, etc. Often, and that's what I'm taught, you are told to pronounce it as the a in "and". cinq (first pronunciation) However, sometimes it is pronounced ...
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Does air escape through the mouth for nasal vowels?

The definition of a nasal vowel is A nasal vowel is a vowel that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through nose as well as the mouth. For French nasal sounds, how ...
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Les voyelles nasales avant des consonnes nasales

Au passé simple, il y a beaucoup de formes qu'on prononce avec une voyelle nasale avant une consonne nasale, comme: nous vînmes = /nu vɛ̃m/ Mais je ne peux pas penser à d'autres exemples où on a ...
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How are the nasalized vowel sounds in “enfant” pronounced?

I just started learning French, and I came across the word enfant. The question I have concerns this word's pronunciation. I looked in the dictionary, and it said /ɑ̃fɑ̃/, which is supposed to sound ...
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La prononciation de « in » en début de mot

En général on prononce la combinaison des lettres « in » avec la voyelle nasale /ɛ̃/ (par exemple inconnu). Cependant, j'ai remarqué qu'on la prononce parfois comme /in/ (par example inacceptable). J'...
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Pronunciation of ɛ̃ as a back vowel

When some native speakers pronounce “matin”, which is listed in most dictionaries as [ma.tɛ̃], the nasalized vowel is substantially more back and open than ɛ. This seems much more common than not in ...
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Pourquoi certains « e » se prononcent-ils « a » ?

Femme, évidemment, solennellement, fréquemment, différemment, et il y en a sûrement de nombreux autres. Y a-t-il une raison derrière ces e prononcés a, et qui doivent rendre fou les personnes ...
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Prononciation de « in » et « im »

Est-ce qu'il y a une règle pour savoir s'il faut prononcer /ɛ̃/ ou /in/ ? J'ai l'impression que si le n est suivi d'une voyelle, c'est /in/, est-ce que c'est aussi simple que ça ?
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Prononciation de an, en, ain et in

Est-ce que il y a des distinctions entre ces différentes nasales ? an en ain in Est-ce-que il y a des différences entre la règle et la pratique courante ? J'entends demain être prononcé par ...