French consonant

The letter T is pronounced similarly to T in English, except that it is dental rather than alveolar (see consonant lesson, "place of articulation"). Phonetic symbol: [t].

French sound filesPar exemple…
the letter t
la table table
le tapis rug
la tomate tomato

In the letter combination vowel plus TI plus unaccented vowel, T is pronounced like an S. Phonetic symbol: [s].

French sound filesPar exemple…
l’attention attention
le dictionnaire dictionary

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