Re: [tied] Anouilh

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8828
Date: 2001-08-29

Not a real diphthong, but a -VC combination where C happens to be [j]. I wonder how you pronounce <fenouil> or <grenouille>. Surely not "fenwee, grenwee". For me, they are disyllabic, end in [-nuj] (where [-j] derives from an old palatal lateral) and rhyme with Anouilh's name. <Louis> is really [lwi] (monosyllabic). I hope our native French-speakers can confirm all this.
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From: Glen Gordon
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Vwikings.

>Anouilh [anuj].

Really? Not [anu'i]? Does French have a diphthong [uj]? I pronounce
"Louis" as [lu'i] and not *[luj].