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Old 06-14-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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And do French Canadians typically drop the "h" at the start of a word (ockey)?
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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Hilarious. ('ilarious?)

The "h" is usually silent in French. Maybe there are exceptions. Can't think of any off the top of my head. 'ostie.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Hilarious. ('ilarious?)

The "h" is usually silent in French. Maybe there are exceptions. Can't think of any off the top of my head. 'ostie.
I don't think there is any exceptions. H never pronounces in French. In fact, many French people have trouble pronouncing words like "hair".


What's funny about French missing the "h" when speaking English? English speaking people have ridiculous French pronunciation. How many can say "r" is French?
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't think there is any exceptions. H never pronounces in French. In fact, many French people have trouble pronouncing words like "hair".


What's funny about French missing the "h" when speaking English? English speaking people have ridiculous French pronunciation. How many can say "r" is French?
There are a number of words in French where the initial H is pronounced: haine, hache, hameau, hutte.


But for most words the H is silent it is true.


When speaking in English, francophones often pronounce the H where there isn't one, and omit the one that's there: "you don't hunnerstand that I want to go to the 'ospital"
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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There are a number of words in French where the initial H is pronounced: haine, hache, hameau, hutte.
Habitant... I'd forgotten!
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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I don't think there is any exceptions. H never pronounces in French. In fact, many French people have trouble pronouncing words like "hair".


What's funny about French missing the "h" when speaking English? English speaking people have ridiculous French pronunciation. How many can say "r" is French?
It's amusing, but I wasn't mocking francophones. I was laughing more at the nun playing hockey.

Believe me, I know my French pronunciation stinks. One that gives me trouble is "sel" (salt) versus "sale" (dirty). Big difference in meaning, but the vowel is difficult for me for some reason. I apparently also never pronounce "porte" (door) exactly right.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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There are a number of words in French where the initial H is pronounced: haine, hache, hameau, hutte.


But for most words the H is silent it is true.


When speaking in English, francophones often pronounce the H where there isn't one, and omit the one that's there: "you don't hunnerstand that I want to go to the 'ospital"
I know the difference between aspirated h and non-aspirated h. But is the h in haine or hero or haricot pronounced? Maybe in old French. No, it is still silent in modern French.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I know the difference between aspirated h and non-aspirated h. But is the h in haine or hero or haricot pronounced? Maybe in old French. No, it is still silent in modern French.
The H is silent in heros and haricot but definitely pronounced in haine which is a notable exception.

You're not trying to tell me how to speak French now, Sandro? LOL
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:06 PM
 
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Now dont get me wrong, I love French Canada, and I love the accent, but . . .

You for the most part have very good english. Your grammar is good enough probably better than some Americans. Yet, you have been living so close to Americans and Canadiens, and obviously you speak english a lot which is probably how you have good grammar. So why havent you guys been able to obtain a more neutral accent when speaking english?
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