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Quick French For Beginners The Key To Bilingualism von Baka, B. Ayang Baka (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.01.2015
  • Verlag: BookBaby
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Quick French For Beginners

It is a 50/50 English and French grammar book with over 2000 translations of words, sentences and expressions. With the book (Quick French For Beginners), one can be able to learn how to read, write, speak and understand French and English languages. It contains essential and daily vocabulary as well as expressions of greetings, time, and conversation. Names of foods, animals, religious organizations, and other useful expressions and more characterize Quick French For Beginners.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 131
    Erscheinungsdatum: 08.01.2015
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781483548357
    Verlag: BookBaby
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Quick French For Beginners

Introduction

Mastering pronunciation is fundamental in the study of foreign languages because mostly words are not pronounced the way they are pronounced in our first language(s). There is conventional linguistic pronunciation in all good dictionaries but these sings are not easy to pronounce especially to those who did not study linguistics formally. In Quick French for Beginners, the author has created very easy though unconventional sounds to help anyone from any background to read, speak and master the sounds of words with no difficulties.

Quick pronunciation

As indicated above, when reading in French it is helpful to respect the following pronunciation rules. They are not conventional linguistic signs but the accurate English sound equivalents I have carefully created of the words represented just to help you speak and read correctly.

ai - as in maison, and pronounced /e/ mezon

ure -as in culture, and pronounced /uyr/ kul tuyr

eur - as in professeur, is pronounced /oe/ professoe

que -as in banque, and pronounced /k/, bank

ère -as in dernière, and pronounced / aiR/ dernyaiR

er -as in toucher, and pronounced /eh/ tuosheh

emme -as in femme, and pronounced /amm/ famm

tre -as in fenêtre, and pronounced /tR/fenetR

ble - as in capable, and pronounced /blle/ kapablle

esse -as in faiblesse, and pronounced /ess/ febless

iller - as in travailler, and pronounced /yeh/ travayeh

aux / eau - as in animaux/nouveau and pronouced /o/. animo / nuuvo

ch -as in chaise and pronounced /sh-/ /sheiz/

tch -as in tchuenté and pronounced /ch-/ / chwenté/

gn -as in gagner and pronounced /n/ /ganyé/

oi -as in voiture and pronounced /oua/ /vouatur/

ç -as in leçon and pronounced /s/ /leossong/

- ou -as in nouvel and pronounced /u/ /nuvel/

- tion -as in mutation and pronounced /siong/ /muytassiong/

- sion -as in expression and pronounced /syon/ /expresyong/

- ent -as in comment and pronounced /ang/ / komang/

- phie -as in geographie and pronounced / fiy/ /jiografiy/

NB: all er; ez and ée, ending words are prounced similarly. E.g manger, mangée and mangez.

These sounds [above] are not conventional phonetic sounds but my personal invention to help learners pronounce words since not everyone reading Quick French for Beginners might have read phonetics or linguistics. Besides, is phonetics not all about easing the learning of languages?

Read, Speak And Write French with ease

To read and speak French with ease, you need to know and note that hardly do we pronounce the last letters (in French). In English we do not pronounce the last letter 'e' like in note, pronounce, stage etc ... But we pronounce the last letter "t" like in last, put, sent etc.

Apart from these, almost all other letters, vowels and consonants are pronounced in English.

In French, the last letter of a word is hardly pronounced except they are the following letters:-

a,é, c, f, i, n, o and u.

Examples:-

'a' is pronounced as in tomba

é is pronounced as in fiancé,

"c" is pronounced as in lac,

"f" is pronounced as in sportif

'i' is pronounced as in fini

"n" is pronounced as in son.

'o' is pronounced as in porto

'u' is pronounced as in corrompu

You must have noticed the difference in pronunciation between the words France and fiancé , both ending in 'e' but only the é is pronounced!!!

The Liaison in reading and speaking French

By liason here, we mean the rule that permits two or more words to be lin

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