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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 > an > 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). Christophe.