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What is the difference between the pronunciation of blond and blanc?

What is the difference between the pronunciation of blond and blanc?

May 19, 2020

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[deactivated user]

    They are very similar, and with Duo's robotic voices, which are not particularly good, they may be confused.

    In IPA,
    blond = blɔ̃
    blanc = blɑ̃


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

    Sound samples from FORVO :

          Blond
          Blanc


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eli_wz.231

    If I remember well enough it should be written on that post https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26262/Blanc-or-blond-Sound-the-same. I myself speak french as mother tong so its quit easy for me.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimDiggle

    The shape of the mouth...

    To pronounce «blond » for your lips into the shape of an O then to pronounce «blanc » open your mouth halfway.

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