I am hearing the gentleman say Dix-sept "sous" soixante seize, not "dix-sept cent soixante seize. Am I right?

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Julie

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2018

6 replies

I am hearing the gentleman say Dix-sept "sous" soixante seize, not "dix-sept cent soixante seize. Am I right?

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Tom

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2018

9/10/18

He definitely says : dix-sept cent soixante seize but, I agree, the 'cent' is a bit indistinct. It may help if you play it at a higher volume.

Maybe it would help if kwiziq had the ability to slow down the audio?

 

Julie

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2018

9/10/18

No I dont think slowing down the audio is necessary. I replayed it a few times as wel as the other sentences containing the word "cent" and it just sounds different! 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Hi Julie, 

He actually says -

'Mille sept cent soixante seize' not dix sept cent but I do agree that it is a bit different from the other ones.

He definitely doesn't say 'sous'.

Hope this helps!

Alan

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

10/10/18

There are two later examples where he does say "dix-sept cent soixante seize" and I agree with Julie, they don't sound correct.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Hi Alan,

You are correct and the second example which I missed sounds like 'sous' .

it has been fixed...

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Very interesting conversation !

I listened to the "dix sept cent" example myself, and does hear "cent" :)
But I agree that it is a bit muffled, so I've updated the audio to a clearer version :)

I hope that helps!
Bonne journée !

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