French Phonetics and Diction

  • Kurt Adler


French is a much more complicated language, phonetically, than Italian. This will become evident to anybody who compares the number of phonetic vowel sounds. There are sixteen such sounds in French, fifteen in English, fourteen in German, seven in Italian.


French Word Foreign Word Final Syllable Nasal Vowel Final Consonant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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