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french pronunciation issues

 
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jamlam
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:25 am    Post subject: french pronunciation issues Reply with quote

hi i posted this cos i thought someone could help, i recently started learning French out of interest, and cos my grandmother is French ( and cos my school doesnt do it). But i am having great issues with pronunciation

does anyone know how to pronounce sentences when various vowels are linked together as such

Rémi a autant de CD que Pierre

Marie-José a acheté un foulard

J’ai été

do the vowels in each word enchaine together or are they pronounced separately (very staccato) and it may just be my lack of experience but i sound strange when i do this.

Regards Jam Confused

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CrystalKick



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean how do you " link " the words " a " and " autant ", for instance ?


" Rémi a autant " >>> No link. Pronounce " a " and " autant " separately.


And this is the same for the other sentences Cool
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Cheemag
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrystalKick wrote:
You mean how do you " link " the words " a " and " autant ", for instance ?


" Rémi a autant " >>> No link. Pronounce " a " and " autant " separately.


And this is the same for the other sentences Cool


It's only when a final consonant is followed by a vowel that you
make the liaison. St Omer becomes sainte_Omer; vous appellez
becomes vous_zappellez; mon prénom est André becomes mon
prénom est_tAndré.

There are rules about it and doesn't happen all the time, e.g. not
before à or et. It's best to find a reference and learn where it ought
to be done.

Cheemag
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CrystalKick



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tu peux faire la liaison dans la phrase " mon prénom est André " mais tu peux aussi ne pas la faire. C'est comme tu veux. Wink
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Julien



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

En principe, on doit la faire. Mais ça ne choque pas si on ne la fait pas.
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