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a   à   â

The sound these letters represent are all the same.  See the phonology section for the sound /ɑ/.


Avancé   /ɑvãse/

À             /ɑ/

Âge         /ɑʒ/

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a   à   â

The sound these letters represent are all the same.  See the phonology section for the sound /a/.

Braguette   /bragɛt/

Fâché          /faʃe/              

Déjà            /deʒa/   

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-ère   -erre -er-   -aire

This sound can only be represented by the above combinations.  See the phonology section for the sound /æ/.

Frère                /frær/

Terre                /tær/    

Cerclage          /særklaʒ/  

Dictionnaire   /diksjɔ̃nær/

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o

This sound can only be represented by the above letter in a closed syllable.  See the phonology section for the sound /ɔ/

Corniche   /kɔrniʃ/

Encoche    /ãkɔʃ/     

Loche        /lɔʃ/   

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o   ô   au -eau   -eaux

This sound can be represented by the above letters.  In the case of the letter O, it can only be pronounced /o/ in an open syllable.  The letter Ô and the vowel combination au are always pronounced /o/ regardless if they are in an open or closed syllable.  See the phonology section for the sound /o/.  

Lololle   /lolɔl/

Côte      /kot/

Faute    /fot/

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-è-   -ê-   -ë-   -aine   -ect   -eine-   -elle -emme   -enne -ette    -ième

This sound has a range of orthographic representations.  Of course, this sound only occurs in closed syllables.  See the phonology section for the sound  /ɛ/

Élève             /elɛv/

Prête             /prɛt/

Israël             /israɛl/

Africaine        /ɑfrikɛn/

Direct             /dirɛct/

Peine             /pɛn/

Demoiselle    /dəmwazɛl/

Dilemme       /dilɛm/

Européenne  /øropeɛn/

Étiquette        /etikɛt/

Deuxième      /døzjɛm/

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-é   -ée   -è-   -ai-   -er   -es   -ès   -et et -ez   -ied   -ayer

This sound has a range of orthographic representations.  Of course, this sound only occurs in open syllables.  See the phonology section for the sound /e/

Déclaration   /deklarasjɔ̃/
Fiancée         /fjãse/
Aider             /ede/
Parler            /parle/
Les                /le/
Après            /ɑpre/
Ballet            /bale/
Et                  /e/
Nez               /ne/
Pied              /pje/
Payer            /peje/

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-eu-   -euil-   -euille-   -oeur

This sound has a range of orthographic representations.  Of course, this sound only occurs in closed syllables.  See the phonology section for the sound  /œ/.  

Heure     /œr/

Deuil      /dœj/

Feuille    /fœj/

Coeur     /kœr

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-eu- -euse

This sound  only occurs in open syllables with the one exception listed above.  See the phonology section for the sound  /ø/.  

Peu             /pø/
Nerveuse   /nærvøz/

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-e-

This sound has one orthographic representation only.  It occurs in unstressed-open positions only.  When at the end of a word this letter is normally silent.  See the phonology section for the sound  /ə/

Le                  /lə/

Demander   /dəmãde/   

Petite           /pətit/

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-i-   -î-   -ï-   -ie  -y-

When this letter is not part of the orthographic groups of letters representing other sounds, it is pronounced /i/.  See the phonology section for the sound /i/

Ici                /isi/

Île                /il/

Naïve          /naiv/

Vie               /vi/

Bicyclette   /bisiklɛt/

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eu   -u-   -û-

Except for the first example, which is the past participle of the french verb avoir, the other orthographic representations are pronounced /y/ when not part of other vowel combinations.  See the phonology section for the sound /y/

Eu    /y/

Tu    /ty/

Dû   /dy/

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-ou-   -où-

This sound does not have a range of orthographic representations.   It occurs in these combinations with or without consonants preceding or following it.  See the phonology section for the sound /u/.  

Ou   /u/

Où   /u/