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Re: Questions about Schwa and Stress

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, October 15, 2001, 9:41
En réponse à Dan Jones <dan@...>:

> > Yes. There are a hell of a lot of schwas in French (my idiolect at > least), > e.g. "Je suis chez Adelie parce que quelqu'un m'a defoncé la gueule" > is > /Swi: S@z ad@li paRsk@ kelkE~ ma dEfonsE la g&l@/ > > Ask Christophe for a Normand approach... >
I'd say ['Sswi Se ad'li paRsk@ kEl'kE~ ma defO~'se la 'g9l]. But I sometimes pronounce 'quelqu'un' as [kEl'k9~] (I tend to keep the distinction between 'un' and 'in', though even in my idiolect it's fading :) ). And I don't know whether my pronunciation is Normand or standard, but I'd think the latter (for the simple reason that no French until now as been able to guess where I'm from simply by hearing me :) . They just guess that I'm "not from the South" :)) ). Christophe.


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>