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Voiceless Bilabial unaspirated plosive

Cyprière-Parrain-Éspoir

 /siprijær/-/parɛ̃/-/espwar/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiced bilabial unaspirated plosive

Bayou-baignoire-Balai

 /bayu/-/beɲwar/-/bale/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiceless dental unaspirated plosive

Terre-Maîtresse-Doméstique

 /tær/-/metrɛs/-/domestik/     IPA


This sound occurs in all poisitions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiced Dental Unaspirated Plosive

De-Cocodrie-Crocodile

 /dø/-/kokodri/-/krokodil/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiceless velar unaspirated plosive

Advocat-Oncle-Confesseur

 /advoka/-/ɔ̃k/-/kɔ̃fesœr/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiced Velar unaspirated plosive

Glacière-Gâteau-Gras

 /glasjær/-/gato/-/gra/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiceless labiodental fricative

Four-Feve-Choufleur

 /fur/-/fɛv/-/ʃuflœr/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced labiodental fricative

Volaille-Veau-Vache

 /volaj/-/vo/-/vaʃ/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiceless dental fricative

Cyprière-Savon-Bros

 /siprijær/-/savɔ̃/-/brɔs/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions 



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced dental fricative

Maison-Chésseuse-Cuisine

 /mezɔ̃/-/ʃesøz/-/kɥizin/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions 



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiceless postalveolar Fricative

Chat-Char-Chien

 /ʃa/-/ʃar/-/ʃjɛ̃/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions 



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced postalveolar fricative

Jardin-Boulangerie-Garage

 /ʒardɛ̃/-/bulãʒri/-/garaʒ/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions 



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiceless postalveolar affricate

Cheque-Chéroquis-Choque

 /tʃɛk/-/tʃeroki/-/tʃɔk/     IPA


This sound occurs in word-initial position



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

Voiced Postalveolar affricate

Jambalaya-Jiguer

 /dʒambalaja/-/dʒige/     IPA


This sound occurs in word-initial position



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced bilabial nasal

Maîtresse-BelleMère-Femme

 /metrɛs/-/bɛlmær/-/fam/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions of a word.



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced dental nasal

Padna-Fille d'honneur-Paroissienne

 /padna/-/fij dɔ̃nœr/-/parwasjɛn/     IPA


This sound occurs in all positions



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced palatal nasal

Enseigneur-Compagnon-gagnant

 /ãseɲœr/-/kɔ̃paɲɔ̃/-/gaɲã/     IPA


This sound occurs most frequently in medial position 



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana