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French Phonetics : A Guide to Correct Pronunciation of French (Expanded) - Trudie Maria Booth

French Phonetics

A Guide to Correct Pronunciation of French (Expanded)

Paperback Published: 2nd August 2000
ISBN: 9780761817789
Number Of Pages: 128

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This enhanced edition of French Phonetics is intended for college-level instruction, for self-study and for reference purposes. The text, including Cahier d'Exercices, helps the student to become proficient in the pronunciation of French by explaining the characteristics of the French sound system clearly and systematically and by giving precise rules of pronunciation throughout. After introducing the learner to the International Phonetic Alphabet, the manual proceeds to a thorough examination of every sound in the French language in relation to its spelling and its phonological surroundings. If the book is used as a reference tool, the reader will be able to verify the pronunciation of many difficult verb forms and names not found in a dictionary. Students will be able to phonetically transcribe French words, to read a phonetically transcribed text, and most importantly to pronounce correctly any French word that they encounter, even if they have never seen it before. Cassettes or CD's for French Phonetics and the Cahier d'Exercices are available by contacting the author at Booth@up.edu; Please cc her alternate e-mail address in your request: trudie_booth@yahoo.com

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'French Phonetics' is excellent at the word and phrase levels...I suggest to students that they keep this book along with a good dictionary as part of their permanent collection of useful tools for perfecting their French.--Lois Vines Ph. D., Professor of French; distinguished teaching professor at Ohio University "The Modern Language Journal "

French Phonetics
Prefacep. vii
The Symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabetp. ix
Table of French Soundsp. xi
Preliminary Chapterp. xv
The Vowels
[a]p. 1
[i]p. 1
[u]p. 2
[y]p. 2
[phis]p. 4
[oe]p. 4
[characters not reproducible]p. 5
[o]p. 6
[e]p. 8
[varepsilon]p. 9
The Mute Ep. 13
The Mute E in the single wordp. 13
The Mute E in the mot phonetiquep. 16
The Nasal Vowelsp. 21
[characters not reproducible]p. 22
[characters not reproducible]p. 23
[characters not reproducible]p. 23
[characters not reproducible]p. 24
The Half-Vowelsp. 27
[characters not reproducible]p. 27
[w]p. 27
[j]p. 28
The Consonants
bp. 31
pp. 31
dp. 32
tp. 33
[f]p. 35
[v]p. 35
[g], gp. 36
[function of]p. 37
[characters not reproducible]p. 38
[k]p. 39
[s]p. 41
sp. 41
[z]p. 44
lp. 45
mp. 45
np. 46
[characters not reproducible]p. 46
[characters not reproducible]p. 46
rp. 47
xp. 47
hp. 48
Final Consonantsp. 51
Numbersp. 57
Irregular Pronunciationsp. 61
The Liaisonp. 63
Mandatory Liaisonsp. 63
Optional Liaisonsp. 66
Forbidden Liaisonsp. 68
Change of Sound in the Liaisonp. 70
Nasals in the Liaisonp. 71
Denasalizationp. 72
Chaier d'Exercicesp. 73
[a]p. 75
[i], [j], [ij]p. 76
[u], [w]p. 77
[wa], [w characters not reproducible]p. 78
[y], [characters not reproducible]p. 78
[oe], [phis]p. 80
[o], [characters not reproducible]p. 81
[e], [varepsilon]p. 83
e muetp. 85
[e], [varepsilon], [characters not reproducible]p. 87
[characters not reproducible]p. 88
[characters not reproducible]p. 89
[characters not reproducible]p. 90
[characters not reproducible]p. 91
[l], [j]p. 92
[t], [s]p. 94
[w], [v]p. 94
[g], [characters not reproducible]p. 94
[g], [gy], [g characters not reproducible], [gw]p. 95
[k], [function of]p. 96
[k], [kw]p. 96
[k], [s]p. 97
[s], [z]p. 97
[characters not reproducible]p. 98
[ks], [gz]p. 99
h muet et h aspirep. 99
Le Tremap. 101
L'Assimilationp. 101
[d], [t]p. 102
[function of], [characters not reproducible]p. 102
Les Consonnes Finalesp. 102
Les Nombresp. 106
Mots difficilesp. 108
L'Enchainement Consonantiquep. 110
La Liaisonp. 110
Les Homonymesp. 115
Proverbes, Dictons et Citationsp. 119
Index of difficult wordsp. 123
Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9780761817789
ISBN-10: 0761817786
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 2nd August 2000
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.49  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.44

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