20171012

French Phonetic "J"

French Phonetic "J" by Yukié Matsushita


Simplified French Phonetics - "J".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "J".


Token by Yukié Matsushita
"Je" is in the word "un jeton" (a token/chip). 


Japan by Yukié Matsushita

"Ja" is in the word "le japon" (Japan). 



Joker by Yukié Matsushita
"Jo" is in the word "un joker" (a joker). 


skirt by Yukié Matsushita
"Ju" is in the word "une jupe" (a skirt). 



20171010

French Phonetic "I"

French Phonetic "I" by Yukié Matsushita

Simplified French Phonetics - "I".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "I".




brush by Yukié Matsushita

"in" is in the word "un pinceau" (a brush). 
"in" = "ain"ein", pronounce the same.

"in" is nasalized vowel.


Iris by Yukié Matsushita


"ir" is in the word "un iris" (an iris). 

Woodpecker by Yukié Matsushita
"ic" is in the word "un pic" (a woodpecker). 


Island by Yukié Matsushita

"îl" is in the word "'une île" (an island). 



20171004

French Phonetic "H"

French phonetic "H" by Yukié Matsushita


Simplified French Phonetics - "H".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "H".

In general, "H" is silent in French.

hammock by Yukié Matsushita
"ha" is in the word "un hamac" (a hammock). 
This "h" is "h aspiré" (aspirated h), which means there is no "liaison(linking).
"h" not pronounced therefore it pronounced like "un amac".

Hedgehog by Yukié Matsushita
"" is in the word "un risson" (a hedgehog).
This "h" is "h aspiré" (aspirated h), which means there is no "liaison" (linking).
"h" is not pronounced therefore it pronounces like (un érisson).

swallow by Yukié Matsushita
"hi" is in the word "une hirondelle" (a swallow). 
"h" is not pronounced therefore it pronounces like (une irondelle).

man by Yukié Matsushita
"ho" is in the word "un homme" (a man). 
"h" is not pronounced therefore it pronounces like (un omme).

Oil by Yukié Matsushita
"hu" is in the word "de l'huile" (some oil). 
"h" is not pronounced therefore it pronounces like (de l'uile).



20170926

French Phonetics "G"

French Phonetics "G" by Yukié Matsushita

Simplified French Phonetics - "G".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "G".



bird cage by Yukié Matsushita
"ge" is in the word "une cage" (a cage).



Vest by Yukié Matsushita

"gi" is in the word "un gilet" (a vest/waistcoat).


Cake by Yukié Matsushita
"" is in the word "un teau" (a cake).


Eraser by Yukié Matsushita
"go" is in the word "une gomme" (an eraser).


Guitar by Yukié Matsushita

"gu" is in the word "une guitare" (a guitar).


Ice cream by Yukié Matsushita
"gl" is in the word "une glace" (an ice cream).


Crane by Yukié Matsushita
"gr" is in the word "une grue" (a crane).


Mountain by Yukié Matsushita
"gn" is in the word "une montagne" (a mountain).



20170918

French Phonetics "F"


Simplified French Phonetics - "F".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "F".



"fe" is in the word "une fenêtre" (a window).





"fi" is in the word "un fil" (a thread).




"fa" is in the word "de la farine" (some flour).





"fo" is in the word "un fossile" (a fossil).





"fu" is in the word "de la fumée" (smoke).


"fl" is in the word "une fleur" (a flower).





"fr" is in the word "la France" (France).






20170907

French Phonetics "E"

Simplified French Phonetics - "E".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "E"



"é" is in the word "une écharpe (a scarf).

"é" = "et" = "ez"(*) = "er"(*), pronounce the same.



"è" is in the word "une fève (a fava bean).

 "è" = "ei" = "est"(**) = "ai", pronounce the same.


"eu" is in the word "un euro" (an euro).



"ei" is in the word "un peigne" (a comb).

"ai" "è" = "ei" = "est"(*), pronounce the same.


"en" is in the word "une pendule (a grandfather's clock).


"el" is in the word "du sel" (some salt).




If the sounds "e", "è" (E accent grave), and "é" (E accent aigu)
were music notes they would sound like this: 
(Thank you Julien Chameroy for sharing this idea.)



(*) "ez" = "er" at an end of a word like "chez", and "premier" pronounce the same as "é" (e accent aigu). 


 (**) There are many exceptions in French phonetics, for example:
"est" - as the verb "to be" ("il est" = "he is") - will pronounce like "è" ("ay"), not pronouncing the letters "s" and "t".
"est" - as the geographic direction "east" ("à l'est" = "to the east") - will pronounce "è'st", including the sound "'st".
... same writing, different words, and different pronunciation.

20170830

French Phonetics "D"

French Phonetics "D" by Yukié Matsushita



Simplified French Phonetics - "D".
Phonétique Française simplifiée du "D"



date by Yukié Matsushita

"da" is in the word "une date" (a date).



half baguette by Yukié Matsushita
"de" is in the word "une demi-baguette" (a half-French bread).



déodorant by Yukié Matsushita

"" is in the word "un odorant" (a deodorant).



"di" is in the word "un dictionnaire" (a dictionary).




Domino by Yukié Matsushita
"do" is in the word "un domino" (a domino).




Duvet by Yukié Matsushita

"du" is in the word "un duvet" (a duvet cover).




Flag by Yukié Matsushita
"dr" is in the word "un drapeau" (a flag).