En réponse à Vasiliy Chernov <[log in to unmask]>: > > So, French permits [e] in closed final syllables? > Normally not, "mél" is the only word I can think of that has it (and it's a recent coinage, so I don't think it's representative). Yet it's possible in non-final closed syllables, like in "événement" /even'ma~/: event (which the allegedly sages of the French Academy would like us to write "évènement", as if it was pronounced /evEn'ma~/, a pronunciation I never heard anywhere in France! After that you can imagine why all spelling reforms fail in France...). > In the event I ever start a 'Para-French' series, I should know for > sure... > > And if you tell me that word-final [O] is possible too, I'll consider > such a project seriously ;) > Unfortunately, I don't think I ever heard it, though I have to think about it a little more... Christophe.