How do you produce a nasal sounds?
Why do females vocal chords produce sounds with a higher pitch than the sounds produce by a males vocal chords?
It's not easy trying to transcribe the sounds of French into English. Vowel sounds are much more precise than they are in English. Alençon (please note the 'ç' has a hard 's' sound). In French no syllable is stressed more than another one. AH LEN (nasal en sound) S ON (nasal on sound). It's the name of a town in Lower Normandy.
how to pronounce chien - (audio sample in link) The CH sounds like the English "sh" (as in shoe shine, etc.) For the "ien", here's a copy-and-paste from my answer for how to pronounce the word "rien", which rhymes: The I is like the letter Y in the word "yes". The EN combination makes a nasal vowel that sounds like "eh". I always say that this vowel sounds like a quacking duck if you exaggerate…