Bonjour Heather !
Indeed, the difference between "ont"and "honte" here is very faint, due to the presence of "de" after "honte", making the [t] and [d] sounds kind of merge with each other, which is tricky for non-native ears :)
I've now changed the audio to a slightly more articulate voice, and I think the [t] sounds more acute, but be aware that this "merging" would definitely occur in natural speech :)
Hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
The -t is there but maybe a bit faint, will ask Aurélie to re-record when she has a moment...
I had the same problem
I have checked the new recording and it is very clear now .
Maybe the problem comes from ‘ Ils ont’ which is pronounced ‘Ilzont ‘ and ‘honte’ which is sounded ‘onte’ without the -h ?
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