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  2.2.1.2 The nasal sounds

In the following we have collected word couples that only differ in the nasal sound. Please, pay attention to the differences, because the nasal sounds can change the meaning in word. That does not necessarily mean that one cannot understand you anymore. However, at some point you probably would like to be able to do it the right way. For now it is only important that you hear the difference, and that you are aware of the problem.

               
  (Ils) vont vent
    (they) go   wind
      dont   dans
    of what   in
      pont   (il) pend
    bridge   (he) hangs
      coupons   coupant
    coupon   cutting
      maçon   massant
    mason   massaging
      vin   vent
    wine   wind
      peindre   pondre
    to paint   to lay (eggs)
      bon   banc
    good   bank
      sont   sent
    (they) are   (he/she) feels
      sens   seins
    (I) feel   bosom





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