Computer voice Pronunciation
The voice does not use liaison properly and mispronounces letters that should be silent. For example "est-il" sounded like "est style" because the "s" was pronounced when it should not have been. The "t" however should have been pronounced, linking it to "il" smoothly.
Actually the phonetic spelling of est-il is closer to this: [e-til]. "a-teal" would more closely match the French "a-t-il." Agreed?
So true. I would start using IPA symbols, but not everyone is a total linguist nerd like I am. I actually started that sentence by making a joke that it sounds like "ate eel" and then I realized that I had to change it because there would have been too much of a pronounced emphasis on the first syllable if you said it literally like "ate eel."