Presentation on theme: "Les Voyelles. Collins - Easy Learning French Pronunciation Track 10(cd) To make the sound lips are fully spread and the blade of the tongue is raised."— Presentation transcript:
Collins - Easy Learning French Pronunciation Track 10(cd) To make the sound lips are fully spread and the blade of the tongue is raised very close to the front of the mouth. This is a high front vowel. The muscles around the mouth are tense. I has two prounciations in French. The first pronunciation is like the ee English sound in the word feet or sheep The first is as in English sheep and French Merci Il (he) vie (life) finir (to finish) A circumflex over the î generally indicates that usually (s) has been lost over time: île(island) is not telling you how to pronounce it.
Le son - I Les Voyelles Anglais Mot Anglais I ee feet Î ee feet Y ee feet Les mots Français Vite(veet) = Quickly Ami = Friend (ah-mee) La gîte (lah zheet)= (shelter) Le/les pays (luh pey-ee) Type = Kind or sort/guy/chap
I > Un Autre Voyelle Say ia,ie,io,iu as a Y sound like yes in English ia = la fianacé, dépliant(brochure) ie = bien (good), rien(nothing) lescalier(stairs) io = le camion (lorry), lavion (plane), iu = lacquarium(acquarium), aluminium The second pronunciation is like the Y sound in fianacé. It occurs when I is followed by another vowel in the same syllable j can be slightly confusing –it simply means the sound written a y in English yes.