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Unformatted text preview: Keep in mind that each syllable in a French word has about equal stress, so by putting about the same emphasis on each syllable, you get the best results possible. Slightly stronger emphasis is placed on the last syllable of a group of words. In addition, consider the following tips for better pronunciation: Speak slowly and clearly. Combine sounds and words for a more natural flow. Practice reading aloud authentic French materials. Listen to tapes and records to get a better feel for the sounds of the language. Don't be afraid to ham it up; that is, trying your best to sound like a native French speaker. Pay attention to accents and nasal sounds....
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