Re: OT: Slightly OT: French as a second language
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 20, 2001, 8:17|
En réponse à Aquamarine Demon <aquamarine_demon@...>:
> "French" names, is Cheryl really a French name? Or does it just look
I've always thought it was an American name misused by French people (we get
more and more children with American names mispronounced in a French way. I
call it the "soap-opera effect" :)) ).
> Really? I love French. Except when there's a really hard word that
> my tongue... like I don't think I can say "sûr" right... for some
> that word's hard to say.
You must have problems with the front rounded high vowel, /y/ in SAMPA and IPA.
Most English speaking people can put their tongue around it :) . Just try to
pronounce an /i/ like in 'see', but make a round with your lips, like if you
pronounced the vowel in 'foot' (I think).
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