Originally Posted by Beikoku Rikujin
This is a really important question. others I asked gave really vague answers.:
Are the "nasalized vowels" in French a grammatical necessity? What I mean is, If you were a French kid in 5th grade grammar class, would your teacher tell you "You absolutely must nasalize the O in "On" or else you are not using proper grammar and are instead using bad grammar."??????
well some might have some grammatical implications (bon as a masculine must have the "n" nasalized to distinguish it from bonne, which is the feminine) but they are not that important in grammar, actually. learning how to nasalize certain syllables is still important, though. it will make you pronounce more like a french and will sound more like a french. it is just one of the most important nuances of french pronunciation, but not grammar. this is just what i know, though, being an intermediate french learner myself.
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