|French For Beginners
par Olivier Malet
SEMI CONSONANT ALSO EXISTS IN ENGLISH BUT THE SPELLING DIFFERS FROM FRENCH:
The alphabet is used to spell words, your name, the name of a place etc…
Of course the pronunciation differs from English. Instead of giving you the alphabet in the traditional order we classified the letters according to the vowel sound they contain.
A H K
B, C, D, G, P, T, V, W
F, L, M, N, R, S, Z
I, J, X, Y
U, Q : are pronounced with the vowel / y / = u (in French spelling)
F, L, M, N, R, S, Z : are pronounced with a similar vowel in English and in French.
O : is pronounced with a similar vowel in English and in French.
G & J : THE VOWELS ARE INVERTED
W IS PRONOUNCED : DOUBLE V
Y IS PRONOUNCED : I GREC
You should have written : A, G, U, V, C, B, E, D, F, H, I, J, L, K, O, M, N, P, Q, R
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