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Unformatted text preview: Lesson 0.03 - The Alphabet Introduction French Grammar • Print version • audio (info •101 kb • help) The French Alphabet L'alphabet français Characters Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Pronunciation ah bay say day euh eff jhay ash ee Characters Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr oh ku air Pronunciation ghee kah el emm enn Characters Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww pay Xx Yy Zz Pronunciation ess tay oo vay dubla-vay eeks ee-grehk zed In addition, French uses several accents which are worth understanding. These are: à, è, ù, (grave accents) and é (acute accent). A circumflex applies to all vowels: â, ê, î, ô, û. A tréma (French for dieresis) is also applied: ë, ï, ü, ÿ. Two combined letters are used: æ and œ, and a cedilla is used on the c to make it sound like an English s: ç. More information on accents will be found in the next section. Letters and examples French Grammar • Print version • audio (info •101 kb • help) The French Alphabet L'alphabet français letter pronunciation name in French (in IPA transcription) Aa like a in father /a/ Bb like b in may"be /be/ Cc before e and i: like c in center before a, o, or u: like c in cat /se/ Dd like d in dog /de/ Ee approx. like u in burp** /ə/ Ff like f in fog /ɛf/ Ii before e and i: like s in measure before a, o, or u: like g in get aspirated h: see note below* non-aspirated h: not pronounced*** like ea in team Jj like s in measure /ʒi/ Kk like k in kite /ka/ Ll like l in lemon /ɛl/ Gg Hh Mm like m in minute /ʒe/ /aʃ/ /i/ /ɛm/ ...
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