Pronunciation Key

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The best way to show how any given word is pronounced is with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). However, not everyone understands it, and not all computers display the special characters properly, so I like to use my own pronunciation key. The sample English words represent the closest sound in American English; click the links to learn about how each sound is actually pronounced in French.

ah   father a sound
ay   pay open e sound
ee   seed i sound
eh   bet closed e sound
eu   full eu sound
(n)     nasal vowel
oh   go closed o sound
oo   food ou sound
u   food u sound
uh   cut open o sound
zh   massage j sound

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