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6902Re: [tied] Re: Mercury and lead

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  • Piotr Gasiorowski
    Apr 1, 2001
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      So you haven't heard yet. L'Académie has recently abolished the distinction between H muet and H aspiré, and /lezariko/ is now fully legitimate.
       
      Piotr
       
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: petegray
      Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:34 AM
      Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Mercury and lead

      > Wrong. To pronounce "les haricots" ("the green beans") properly,
      you say
      > /lez ariko/

      I am surprised this has not been contested.   Words like haricot with an
      "aspirated h" are treated as if they began with a consonant:  no elision, no
      liaison:
         le haricot   (not l' aricot)    de haricot  (not d' haricot)
         le heros    (not l' heros)     etc
      and plural
         les Halles pronounced  /le 'al)
         les haricots  pronounced /le ariko/

      Peter

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