O fato das alianças, a persistência dos contatos e o massacre contínuo

MAÎTRE DE PHILOSOPHIE. La voix U se forme en rapprochant les dents sans les joindre entièrement, et allongeant les deux lèvres en dehors, les approchant aussi l’une de l’autre sans les joindre tout à fait : U.

MONSIEUR JOURDAIN. Il, U. il n’y a rien de plus véritable : U.

MAÎTRE DE PHILOSOPHIE. Vos deux lèvres s’allongent comme si vous faisiez la moue : d’où vient que si vous la voulez faire à quelqu’un, et vous moquer de lui, vous ne sauriez lui dire que : U.

— Molière, “Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

Considering that the sound /y/ is absent from the vowel space of the subjects in the present study, both at the phonemic and allophonic levels, and consequently that /u/ varies freely, beginner L1 American English learners of L2 French should have difficulty establishing contrastive phonemic categories for /y/ and /u/.

Ruellot

Specifically, the study focused on production by native English speakers of the French vowels /u/ and /y/. French /u/ is realized with variants that are similar, yet acoustically non-identical, to the realizations of the /u/ category of English. French /y/, on the other hand, does not correspond directly to an English vowel, and can therefore be regarded as a new sound for English native speakers who learn French as an L2.

Flege

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Há um importante aspecto — com <c>, que em português do Brasil ilustra /k/ e em português europeu fixa o /ɛ/, impedindo um /ɛ/→[e] (cf. ‘espeto’) — a ter em mente, ao reflectirmos — também com <c>, que ilustra o /k/ subjacente e fixa igualmente o /ɛ/, evitando-se /ɛ/→[ɨ] (cf.repetirmos‘) — sobre a recorrência de grafias como aquela ali à esquerda:

Agora, de forma escorreita.

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