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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexnb33

Beginner's question about nasal vowels

Salut! I´m quite sure it´s a silly question but... is the "n" and "m" pronounced in the nasal vocals? Sometimes I can hear that "n" and "m" and other times I don't. At the moment it´s the only thing that stops me when I want to advance in French (for the fear of learning the pronunciation bad of a word)

Thanks in advance ;)

May 21, 2020

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

"On" and "om" should be pronounced nasally most of the time.

Exceptions :


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexnb33

So the m and n are not pronounced except when they are between vowels? Does the same works for in, im, an, am, en, and em?


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

Absolutely. There must be some exceptions to the exceptions. One I think of right off the bat is emmener for which you should pronounce the first syllable nasally.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexnb33

Thanks you so much ZarrouguiL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Summerstor5

Find a website, even GoogleTranslate will do, and use their audio feature to let you hear the sounds of a few letters typed in ("on", "om", "in", etc.). Then put in a few words which have those letters, so you can get the full word sound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexnb33

That´s a good one :) take note!

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