It’s Tonguetwister Tuesday again!
Papier, panier, piano.
paa-PYAY, paa-NYAY, pyah-NO. Click below to hear this!
Paper, basket, piano.
This one’s a lot easier than some of the others I have posted!
The only real trick to it is that the first two words start with the pa syllable, and have the i + vowel sound (the same sound as in the “Yuck Rule”) in the second syllable. The third word reverses the order, putting p + i + vowel in the first syllable. Changing the vowel sound from ie to ia doesn’t help, either.
For best French pronunciation, remember to keep your lips taut when you pronounce the p sound. It’s almost, but not quite, a b sound. There’s no big puff of air, as there is in English.