Les symboles phonétiques
les symboles phonétiques In the phonetic alphabet, a single symbol or letter corresponds to a single sound, unlike the traditional alphabets of English or French. The phonetic alphabet is provided here as a means for indicating pronunciation more consistently and precisely. Note that a single French sound may correspond to several different spellings or combinations of letters. l'élision Vowels which are replaced by an apostrophe in the writing system are said to be elided. Sorry, no compatible source and playback technology were found for this video. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Listen to the following examples and take note of where the elision is made. la liaison The pronunciation of a word in French varies depending on the words that precede or follow it. The pronunciation of "latent" consonants (consonants that are normally not pronounced) before a following vowel is called liaison or linking.