Wikipedia:IPA for French
Template:IPAkeys The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents French pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.
English approximations are in some cases very rough, and only intended to give a general idea of the pronunciation. See French phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds.
French has no word-level stress, so stress marks should not be used in transcribing French words. See here for explanation.
- ↑ The French rhotic varies from region to region, though it is often uvular, especially in Northern France; the more common pronunciations include a voiced uvular fricative Template:IPAblink and a uvular trill Template:IPAblink and sometimes Template:IPAblink (after voiceless consonants).
- ↑ In European French, Template:IPAslink is often replaced by Template:IPAblink.
- ↑ Template:IPAslink is often replaced by Template:IPAblink, particularly among younger speakers in France.
- ↑ In French, Template:IPAslink is pronounced with some lip rounding [ɵ̞]; for a number of speakers, it is also more front and may even be phonetically identical to the vowel of sœur [sœʁ].
- ↑ Template:IPAslink is often replaced by Template:IPAblink.
- ↑ Stress falls on the last full syllable of a phrase, except in emphatic speech.
- ↑ Used sparingly.
- ↑ Latent final consonant is pronounced before a following vowel sound.