Elles ont - pronunciation
Is it "el zon" or "ellers on"? Duo says the latter.
I don't think all people on earth know the IPA, actually. So that basically looks like Russian to me.
Indeed, but all people with internet can go check links if they want.
There is one here to a page detailing IPA.
It's quite the only way to write "sounds" in an universal way.
Honestly, with "el zon" and "ellers on", I don't know at all if we have the same reading of it, the same pronunciation. So don't know what sounds do you mean.
For example, for me, there is no difference in pronunciation between "el" or "elle" in your two propositions. And the "r" seems so strange to be added, that I wonder what sound you meant.
Thus the IPA, becomes useful.
I would have written it in IPA if I thought enough people would understand it:
> Is it /ɛl.zɔ̃/ or /ɛlɛɹz.ɔ̃/? Or possibly /ɛlɛz.ɔ̃/ for people with a rhotic accent?
How many people would understand "rhotic" without looking it up? My accent is non-rhotic so the way Duo says it I hear an "R", which for English is /ɹ/, not /r/ in IPA. For French it is /ʁ/ which is why the French "R" sounds different from the English one!
I got my point across without being so technical, so thank you for replying and giving me the correct information!