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Servant-Étudiant-Vendeur

 /særvã/-/etydjã/-/vãdœr/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana 

Parrain-Musicien-Comédien

 /parɛ̃/-/myzisjɛ̃/-/komedjɛ̃/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Compagnon-Montreur-Garçon

 /kɔ̃paɲɔ̃/-/mɔ̃trœr/-/garsɔ̃/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Un-Aucun-Parfum

 /œ̃/-/okœ̃/-/parfœ̃/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions


Be advised that this sound is not produced in all dialects of Cajun French speakers.  Some speakers will substitute /ɛ̃/ for this sound.


Speaker is CZ from Morocco