Shortened pronunciation of 60, 70...?
July 17, 2015
July 18, 2015
Thanks again for your response. You should bill RF. It's interesting that I never see Marie-Claire (or any other native RF French speaker) answer questions anymore. I hope she's OK. Maybe they've just left the students to figure it out for themselves-right or wrong! Anyway, this Eric (or Jean) character can be a bit annoying in his over-emphasized (and unnecessary) effort to talk fast. Il mange les mots trop souvent!!!
A la prochaine fois
July 19, 2015
Anyway, I just thought of something that's also affecting his pronunciation in soixante-dix. In spoken French, the 'e' tends to disappear, and they will roll together the letters on either side of it. So, for soixante-dix, he's also skipping the 'e' and mashing the 't' and 'd' together between 'soixante' and 'dix'. That's why we're not hearing a distinct 'T(uh)' sound at the end of 'soixante-..." either (and why it sounds like 'soin dix' instead).
June 24, 2015
Obviously this is a shortened version of "soixante" but could someone tell me more precisely (ie write it out) what they're saying.
Also, are there other "shortened" versions for numbers 20-90 or just 60 & 70? If so, how are they pronounced?
It would be nice if, in addition to others, a native French speaker could give their input. Do the tutors answer Forum questions anymore?!?
Merci a tous
July 28, 2015
Je suis de retour! I think that it may actually be an audio glitch because although we do tend to glide over numbers because at times they can be a mouthful, in this case there is an odd elongation of the 's' and an omition of the 'oi' which makes the number sound more like 'cent-dix'. This is not normal and sounds very unnatural which leads me to believe there is some sort of glitch in the audio. I will have this sent to our technical support and see if we can't get that cleared up.
Sinon, merci de nous avoir notifié de ce problème et comme d'hab, bon courage!
August 4, 2015