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Pronunciation of Verb Conjugation

I am having a difficulty hearing the difference between words like Parle, Parles, and Parlent. Are they pronounced exactly the same but only the spelling is different? Or is there slight pronunciation differences I'm just not picking up yet?

May 30, 2012

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they are pronounced the same. the -es and -ent are silent.

May 30, 2012

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They are pronounced exactly the same.

This is tricky though because french spelling of parlent looks like it should have the -ent pronounced, but because it is a CONJUGATION of a verb, it is pronounced just like parle and parles.

May 31, 2012

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If a word is not conjugated and its just some word or noun or something, and it ends in ent, it is pronounced

May 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/simplysk

depending on dialect, sometimes the L sound before the -ent in parlent can be more pronounced than for the others like parle and parles.

June 7, 2012
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