French Pronunciation

French Pronunciation

UNDER CONSTRUCTION - MANY PROBLEM, USE WITH CARE

Remember LIASON - Elide : The end consonant can become the first sound or part of the following word.
Example:

Alphabet Description French Word Example to pronounce as if written in English.
a ah brave brahv
Same as Englsh    
? Not sure exist    
a at end of word      
a beginning of word      
       
       
ai
(Diphthongs)
     
au
(Diphthongs)
     
b      
b between vowels      
c K    
  �a sa
cc Like axe accepter axeptay
c before a      
c before o      
c before u      
c before consonant      
c before e      
c before i      
ch sh broche brosh
d at start of word      
d between vowels      
e      
e at end of word not pronounced broche brosh
er  at end Word+er ey as in hey    
     
eur urr    
es at end ey in hey    
ei
(Diphthongs)
     
f      
g      
h      
i      
ier i as in IT and ey as in hey i(t}-ey  
ir eer    
I First I in word
vIsiter
I is pronounced like I in IT    
I second in word
visIter
The I is pronounced ee Vi zee Tey  
air
(Diphthongs)
     
ie
(Diphthongs)
     
j      
k      
ku          
     
l      
ll Like Y in Yey    
m      
n      
nn      
     
o      
oua wah    
au
(Diphthongs)
     
p      
pp p is ends one syllable and is pronounce like English in the to start second syllable    
q      
re e not pronounced    
r at beginning of word      
rr in center      
-s at end of word not pronounced    
s      
t      
u      
uie oo ee    
v      
v between vowels      
w      
x      
y      
z      
       
y as in cloudy eux    
ing as in walking      
able as in workable      
er as in Worker      
       
       
       
       

 



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