I've been pronouncing the nasal vowel "IN" as "EN" as pronounced in "souvent" this whole time. Is it eh(n)? If so is it pronounced that way in every scenario?
- Nasal vowels /ɛ̃/ (IN) can be written as follows:
du pain = some bread - impossible = impossible - aucun = none - du vin = some wine - ancien = old - une ceinture = a belt
- Nasal vowels /ã/ (EN) can be written as follows:
souvent = often - un pantalon = a pair of trousers - le ventre = the belly - du jambon = some ham - le centre = the centre
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I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Go here https://www.wordreference.com/fren/en
Insert "in" English word and click on the "loudspeaker" symbol -- you will hear the pronunciation.
Then insert "en" French and repeat the above procedure to hear the pronunciation.
There is quite a distinct difference -- try it -- you will hear immediately what I mean.
Hope this helps.
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