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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.