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Pourquoi est-ce que le c de crocs est muet avec s mais le c de “becs” est prononcé

Il paraît que la c est cachée par le s muet dans "crocs" mais pas avant s en becs. Il doit y avoir une règle d'exceptions autre que prononcer "c, r, f, et l" que je ne connais pas car google translate ...
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Pronunciation of nasal vowel after another nasal vowel?

I can't find anything on the rules on how to pronounce two nasal vowels after each other. In the case of Il se trouve dans un internat. How would you prounounce this "dans un internat"? I assume ...
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Prononciation de équi

Pourquoi le équi dans équilatéral et dans équilibre (ou équitable) se prononce différemment ?
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« (Pas) pour cinq cennes » (pas du tout) : négation de la présence de l'infime quantité, comparaison avec le centime ?

Au Québec, on a la locution adverbiale (pas) pour cinq cennes, voire (pas) pour une cent, dans le sens de pas du tout ; je le vois comme le constat de l'absence d'une quantité même infime (comme le ...
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Prononciation du mot “linguiste”

Il semblerait que je prononce le mot "linguiste" comme un guignol, puisque hélas je prononce son "gui" comme chez "guignol". Si je comprends bien, il faudrait faire comme chez "pingouin" ? Ou peut-...
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Mispronounciation - Tic de prononciation [duplicate]

Certain people use to add a [ç]-like sound in the end of some words finishing by [i] or [e], like Cédric Villani at 3m48 (at the end of the word "entier") in this video. Do you know the name of this ...
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Aspiration in words beginning with h

My French teacher said that you would pronounce the "h" in words like haut and hall, that have an h aspiré. However, my previous French teacher said that the "h" aspiration does not exist at all in ...
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Aspiration, palatalization, recording artefact or what?

Voici une belle interprétation de « l'Hymne à la nuit », musique de Rameau : La nuit de Rameau (1958) À 1:35 et à 1:55, le jeune soliste prononce ces paroles : aussi belle que le rêve ... plus ...
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How are nasal vowels denasalized during liaison?

I already read this Why isn't a nasalised vowel used for "divin" here? answer, but I felt like I needed a more complete answer. I know that some nasal vowel at the end of words are ...
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Is the second 'T' silent in “petites” ?

In this video, around the 0:41 mark, the man speaking pronounces petites with the second t lost to a liaison. Is that a regional affectation, or did I just never know this? If this is standard, what ...
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Why is there a circumflex in the 3rd sg. of connaître?

I was looking at the conjugation of connaître, and I noticed that there is a circumflex accent in the third person singular, and only in the third person singular. Why is this? The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-...
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Do you pronounce the d in comprends?

In the 1st and 2nd sg. of -re verbs (e.g. comprends, perds, vends) do you pronounce the d at the end of the stem? Moreover, do all -re verbs have a d which ends the stem?
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Faites-vous la liaison dans “fort aimable”?

Cela sonne mieux à mes oreilles sans la liaison. J'ai grandi en région Parisienne pour référence.
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How do you pronounce these French words? [closed]

Please spell them out for me, and not link to videos, sound clips, or Google Translate. Please spell them out like in this example... Bake = Bayk, the "ba" in "bake" rhymes with the word "bay", and ...
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Pronouncing “é” in initialism

When one pronounces the acronym initialism (thanks @Laure) ENS (for École Normale Supérieure), does one pronounce the E as /ə/ (like the French letter "e"), or as /e/ (like the sound "é" usually ...
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Prononciation de “plus” dans “de plus en plus” [duplicate]

Je viens d'entendre l'expression de plus en plus nombreux dans un journal télévisé, où le s dans le deuxième plus n'est pas prononcé. La réponse ici dit au contraire que le deuxième s dans de plus ...
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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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Prétéqueuseuteu

Je viens de lire la belle pièce « La Noël de mes enfants » de Francis Jammes après l'avoir vue mentionnée dans les deux questions récentes qu'a posées un autre utilisateur. Je pense qu'on est sur le ...
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How the pronunciations of R in French become guttural?

As far as I could gather, French did not always pronounced R in the current guttural way. But the shift happened and spread even to German-speaking and some northern Italian accents, perhaps because ...
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Adding s in imperatif

I learned that we add s to make the sentence sound better. Like: Vas-y Manges-en I noticed that whenever the verb ends with a vowel, and I'm using a pronoun that starts with a vowel, it adds ...
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Le mot «simple» a-t-il un autre sens selon le prononciation?

Au lieu de prononcer simple comme "sahmpl", j'écoute un enregistrement en référant à un album comme "sihm pohl"? Est-il un particularité de le locuteur ou existe-t-il deux sens et deux prononciations, ...
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Prononciation de “plus” dans “il y a plus d'un an” [duplicate]

Selon cette règle simple, on prononce le s dans plus quand le mot a un sens positif, et non pas quand il a un sens négatif. Pourtant, je viens d'écouter dans un journal télévisé l'expression il y ...
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Comment prononcer “51e”

Référendum: le Porto Rico se prononce pour devenir le 51e Etat des Etats-Unis Comment prononce-t-on "51e" ? Est-ce "cinquante-et-un-ième" ou "cinquante-et-une-ième" ou autre chose ?
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Prononciation de “Yaourt”

Prononce-t-on le 't' de 'yaourt' en français ? Je trouve souvent des sources contradictoires sur Internet, par exemple : https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/yaourt-yogourt-yoghourt-yaourth-sic....
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How to sing ending silent 'e'?

It is taught that ending 'e' or whole syllable is silent in speech. But I've noticed that some singers kinda reserve a space for it (pause for a rhythm beat) and sometimes give it subtle or half ...
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Les 20 et les 80

L’an dernier, j’ai travaillé avec plusieurs Africains, de différents pays : Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée, Maroc, Tunisie. Comme notre travail impliquait beaucoup de discussions avec des données ...
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Comment puis-je entendre la prononciation phonétique d'un mot ?

Bonjour, j'étais en train de regarder cette définition : https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/poliorc%C3%A9tique#Nom_commun et je cherche un site (gratuit?) qui permettrait de jouer les sons phonétiques ...
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Pronunciation of “Je suis en retard.”?

The FSI French phonology course pronounces it in four syllables with retard's 'e' swallowed up. Like: ʒə sɥi zɑ̃ʁ taʁ More contemporary samples I've heard pronounce it in five like: ʒə sɥi zɑ̃ ...
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Prononciation de -oie terminée avec un [-j] ?

En lisant une transcription phonétique dans la partition chorale de la Valse et Chœur, un extrait de l'opéra Faust écrit par Jules Barbier et Michel Carré (musique par Charles Gounod) au XIXe siècle, ...
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How to pronounce “parlent-ils” [duplicate]

I am wondering: How do you pronounce "parlent-ils" correctly? I know that the ending "-ent" is usually mute. However, what about cases that usually require a liason?
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Prononciations du toponyme « Montréal » en français du Québec ?

« Montréal est prononcé [mɔ̃ʁeal] écouter en français standard, [mɒ̃ʁeal] écouter Note 2 en français québécois et [ˌmʌntriːˈɒl] écouter en anglais canadien » nous dit l'article Wikipédia au sujet du ...
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Pronunciation of “ne … plus de + noun” [duplicate]

I don't want any more milk. I think the translation should be Je ne veux plus de lait. Is plus here pronounced with or without the s? I know that in general it is pronounced without the s in ...
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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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How can English Speakers pronounce Sorin?

I am doing a presentation and I need to reference someone named "Sorin". I watched a quick video of his lecture and to my surprise his name (when read out loud by another speaker) sounded like "Son-...
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Why doesn't the word semestre use any accents?

The word "première" is pronounced /pʁə.mjɛʁ/ with an accent on the second "e" in the spelling to reflect the pronunciation. "semestre" is pronounced /sə.mɛstʁ/, so why isn't it spelt "semèstre" to ...
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Pronunciation of “tous” in “tous ceux”

Je voudrais remercier tous ceux qui ont aidé avec l'organisation de l'événement. How is tous pronounced here? I know that the pronunciation depends on whether tous is a pronoun or an adjective, but I'...
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How to pronounce the name Géminard?

The 'e' in Géminard has an accent over it, but I am not sure how to type that.
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How to transliterate 中文 in Mandarin pronunciation to French?

I am working on an art project where I would like to collect hundreds of different transliterations of 「中文」 zhōng wén in Mandarin Chinese. (Pronunciation available here: https://translate.google.com/#...
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Origine de la différence de prononciation du “-ent”

Dans la phrase, Les poules du couvent couvent. Les homonymes "couvent" n'ont pas la même prononciation. Même si ces deux mots n'ont pas la même origine latine, pourquoi existe-t-il une différence ...
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Is letter U pronounced in French between G and A or O?

There are a few words in French with letter U which stands after G and before either A or O. Examples include words such as conjuguais and conjuguons (forms of the verb "conjuguer" — "to conjugate"). ...
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Why is there no liaison for the second person singular?

Why is there no liaison for the second person singular, that is, as between e.g. 'aies' and 'été' in 'que tu aies été'? Is it a peculiarity of the second person singular? Or is there some more ...
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Why is the “ch” in “technique” pronounced differently than in other words? [duplicate]

Normally the French ch is pronounced like the English sh, as in French words like choir, chouette, choisir, etc. But in technique and its derived words, it's pronounced as a k. Why is that? Is this ...
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Epenthetic liaison with [z]

To touch on my favourite subject, the Franco-Manitobain-cum-Québecois singer Daniel Lavoie: there's a song of his called "Ça c'est ça" (paroles) that includes these lines: C'est rien que des mots ...
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Différentes prononciations du mot alcool

Le gouvernement du Canada peut a priori sembler une bonne référence linguistique en français et en anglais. Il est mentionné sur leur site que la prononciation [alkoɔl] du mot alcool serait un ...
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What exactly do the French diacritics denote? And can they be implied/expelled?

French scrub here. Can someone explain to me what the French diacritics denote? What do they change about pronunciation, are how consistent are they? And when, if ever, are they allow to be redacted ...
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How do you pronounce the letter S in disent or lisent?

I began to study French. I think it is a pretty good language. However, I am confused about some special pronunciation rules. E. g., pronunciation of S in words "disent" and "lisent". Does it sounds [...
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Prononciation du “d” final dans le mot quand

J'entends de plus en plus, dans les discours de politiciens français notamment, qu'ils prononcent toujours le d final du mot quand, alors que selon les règles phonétiques, il ne se prononce que quand ...
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Why is there no cedilla on the c in porcelaine ?

I thought all cs that are pronounced as an s in French have a cedilla but why does the word porcelaine not have one?
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Are “œ” and “eu” pronounced the same in Parisian French?

For instance, I hear "professeur" and "fleur" with the "eu" sound, not "œ".
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Extra vowel before inverted “je”

Somehow I didn't notice the following phenomenon till recently. Normal inversion: Je dors. Dors-je ? New phenomenon for me: Je parle des trois mousquetaires. Parlé-je des trois ...

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