Re: OT: Nasalization of French Vowels
|From:||Jean-François Colson <bn130627@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 5, 2003, 19:45|
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Peterson" <ThatBlueCat@...>
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> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 6:19 AM
> Subject: Re: Re: OT: Nasalization of French Vowels
> > Thanks everyone for your input. A question for Christophe: Does this
> > that, in French, nasalized vowels and nasal codas are in complimentary
> > distribution? That is, you can have:
> > [bO]
> > [bO~]
> > [bOn]
> > But never:
> > [bO~n]
> > If so, that's very interesting.
> I'm not Christophe but I'll answer anyway.
> That's true for standard French and I think for most of it's European
> But some persons (e.g. some Belgians) use [E~n] in words ending in "aine"or
> "enne". For example my mother (and I too when I was a child) says[fo~tE~n]
> for |Fontaine| which is pronounced [fO~tEn] or [fo~tEn] in standardFrench.
> Notice BTW that I don't know any word which is pronounced [bO]. |Beau| is
> pronounced [bo].
> Jean-François Colson