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 fathera sound
ay payclosed e sound
ee seedi sound
eh betopen e sound
eu fulleu sound
(n)  nasal vowel
oh goclosed o sound
oo foodou sound
u foodu sound
uh cutopen o sound
zh massagej sound

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