Re: [tied] Anouilh

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 8830
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.

Well, this is how I pronounce things:
"grenouille" [gRo"n'nui] (the ending is more [i] than [j])
"Louis" [lu'i]
"Anouilh" [anu'i]

Why are the tonal accents different? I don't know, but I seem to be
instinctively drawn to these pronunciations from subconscious
imitation of native speakers. I would protest against "Louis" being
monosyllabic except in very rapid speech perhaps.

And yes, Anouilh looks unFrench. Kinda Portuguese-looking.

gLeNny gEe
...wEbDeVEr gOne bEsErK!

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