- Books Name
- Education Vision French Book
- PathSet Publications
- CBSE Class 6
The French and English alphabets share the same letters. However, the way we pronounce the letters of the alphabet in French is a bit different.
French alphabets have the same 26 letters as in English, but not all of them are pronounced in a similar manner.
In French, we have the same vowels a, e, i, o, u and also y in some cases. The letter “h” is always is always silent and is, therefore, treated like a vowel.
Some important points for reciting the French alphabets are:
- F L M N O S Z - sounds are almost the same as in English
- B C D G P T V (bay,say, etc.) - with the A sound as in Day
- A H K (aa, ahsh,kaa) - with the A sound as in Star
- I J X (ee, zhee, eeks) - with the I sound as in See
- Q U - with the U sound as in ew
- E (uh) - with the E sound as in But
R = Air
W = Dooble Vay (doo-bluh-vay)
Y = (Greek i) i.e. (ee-grec)
G = Zhay
J = Zhee
(G and J sound makes confused, so be careful)
Identification of French Letters (sound)
.Aside from a few exceptions, usually C, R, F, L (remember the word CaReFuL), final consonants aren’t pronounced in French. Pronounce a final consonant only if it is followed by a vowel.