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  1. Hawkwood replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    So what is the actual difference between a stress and an accent? Length over attack?

    May 29, 2017 at 9:15 PM
  2. Hawkwood attached a file to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Merci.

    May 29, 2017 at 9:13 PM
  3. Pacifica replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    No, accents have nothing to do with stress or no stress. They only indicate different vowel qualities (usually; sometimes they're only...

    May 29, 2017 at 9:02 PM
  4. Pacifica replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    To me it sounds more like "parle, France, échappe" with the "e's" pronounced. :confused: I don't think you did exactly the sound in...

    May 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM
  5. Imperfacundus replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Here you're saying sort of prèparéi. Let's do an experiment, if you want. Pronounce both the é and the er of préparer using the vowel...

    May 29, 2017 at 8:59 PM
  6. Hawkwood replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Just that the accents on the two vowels between 'a' would suggest a less forceful approach or delivery when sounding the middle...

    May 29, 2017 at 8:57 PM
  7. Hawkwood attached a file to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Préparé. Merci.

    May 29, 2017 at 8:55 PM
  8. Imperfacundus replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    https://clyp.it/1iumtty2 Here I've replaced all the é's with the vowel from 'sit'. To me at least it sounds much more similar to parler,...

    May 29, 2017 at 8:53 PM
  9. Pacifica replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Ah, really? It's very apparent to me! Perhaps it's because you're used to hearing it yet more apparent in English "prepare". What do you...

    May 29, 2017 at 8:51 PM
  10. Hawkwood replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Ah yes. I've wrote singular but spoke the plural.

    May 29, 2017 at 8:51 PM
  11. Pacifica replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    Yep, pretty much right. Perhaps verging a bit too much on "è" (the "e" in "bell") at times (especially the last one), but it's very...

    May 29, 2017 at 8:49 PM
  12. Hawkwood replied to the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    The pa is almost non apparent in préparé. I suppose the accents are there to guide me through this. Thanks.

    May 29, 2017 at 8:49 PM
  13. Hawkwood liked Pacifica's post in the thread French basics for short phrases and pleasantries..

    You are saying: "Je voudrais savoir pourquoi vous n'avez pas préparé le dîner, j'ai faim". Be careful not to stress "pa" in "préparé"...

    May 29, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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