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Agentlaidlaw

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#1 15 years ago

Hey can you guys help me with some pronunciation of some French words... I'm kinda new at it and well suck bad with pronunciation so please help...

Here are the words I'm having trouble with..

obligé bontés purgon douleurs tête d'autres vate semble lassitudes membres coligues

And if any of you know a web site that has like a lot of French words that show you how to say them that be great too....




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#2 15 years ago

How can someone help you with pronunciation over the Internet?




Agentlaidlaw

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#3 15 years ago

c'est = say .... des = day...




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#4 15 years ago

http://public.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php Try that out. Can't claim it's perfect, as I don't even know french, but I do like Alain. French guys sound hawt.




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#5 15 years ago

AgentlaidlawHey can you guys help me with some pronunciation of some French words... I'm kinda new at it and well suck bad with pronunciation so please help...

Here are the words I'm having trouble with..

obligé bontés purgon douleurs tête d'autres vate semble lassitudes membres coligues

And if any of you know a web site that has like a lot of French words that show you how to say them that be great too....

Ah crap, if only it was Spanish...

obligé = aw-blee-jay ("j" with a "ja" sound, so it is kind of like "shay") bontés = bawn-tay douleurs = dew-lurr (:p) tête = tet d'autres = daw-tray semble = sem-blay lassitudes = lass-ee-tuus

Eh screw it, I have no clue, i'm Spanish not French, but I love to act like I know French. :p




Agentlaidlaw

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#6 15 years ago

Thank you guys!!! I love that site. Says all the words I need! Thank you Inyri!!! Thank you too clone for doing some of them for I don't have to :P




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#7 15 years ago

That site is awesome. I use it to insult people on MSN with spanish accents :p




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#8 15 years ago

AgentlaidlawHey can you guys help me with some pronunciation of some French words... I'm kinda new at it and well suck bad with pronunciation so please help...

Here are the words I'm having trouble with..

obligé OOB-LEEGE bontés BON-TES purgon PUR-JOHN douleurs DOOL-YERS tête TET - Like the invasion of Tet in vietnam keke d'autres DE-OH-TRURS vate VAY semble SEM-BLEH lassitudes LASS-ES-TUDES membres MEM-BRERS coligues COLI-GEH

And if any of you know a web site that has like a lot of French words that show you how to say them that be great too....

thats the best I can do from my french class experience. I've been pretty good on prounounciation but some frenchy will come and upstage me now doubt.




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#9 15 years ago
Campin' Carlthats the best I can do from my french class experience. I've been pretty good on prounounciation but some frenchy will come and upstage me now doubt.

I'm in the same boat as you, but IIRC none of those should have an audible "s" at the end unelss immediately followed by another word beginning in a vowel (in which case the "s" would be sounded as a "z").




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#10 15 years ago
but some frenchy will come and upstage me now doubt.

I'll do the best I can, being a frenchy ;)

obligé oob-leege-aye bontés boon-t-aye purgon purge-on (note, don't over pronounce the "n") douleurs dool-hers tête tet (good example Carl ;) ) d'autres do-treh vate va-teh semble semb-leh lassitudes lass-si-tude membres mem-breh coligues (typo here, its collegue ;) ) col-egg

I'm in the same boat as you, but IIRC none of those should have an audible "s" at the end unelss immediately followed by another word beginning in a vowel (in which case the "s" would be sounded as a "z").

True, none of the "s" above are pronunciated.

Anyways, I don't know if its possible for an anglophone to actually pronounce french right, all attempts I have heard have been miserable failures most of the time ;)




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