Re: Language Difficulty
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 2, 2001, 7:23|
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:
> I keep hearing accented French vowels as long (eg [j@tE:m]) - is there
> actual tendency to prolong them, or is it just my brain being defect?
I don't think so. There is indeed a tendency to prolong them. Probably it's
part of the stress system of French (which anyway is accidental and
meaningless, stress in French is absolutely predictable and purely phonetic).