French Corrective Phonetics Guide

Nasal Vowels (e.g.: /ã/, /õ/, etc.)

How many nasal vowels are there in French?

Do the following words have a nasal vowel? (yes or no)

limiter
ananas
pendre
national
énerver

Do the following words have a nasal consonant? (yes or no):

ombre
nuit
inné
important
tant
content

Transcribe the following words:

What is the main mistake anglophones make with nasal vowels?

a They insert a nasal consonant before the nasal vowel.

b They have insufficient lip rounding.

c They insert a nasal consonant after the nasal vowel.

d They forget to blow their nose after.

 
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