French IPA Symbols
An introduction to the IPA symbols used to represent French sounds
Introduction to IPA | French IPA Symbols
A Course in Phonetics, by P. Ladefoged
Phonetic Symbol Guide, by G.K. Pullum, W.A. Ladusaw
The Sounds of the World's Languages (Phonological Theory), by P. Ladefoged
French pronunciation is represented by a relatively small number of IPA characters, so in order to transcribe French phonetically, you just need to memorize those.
French IPA symbols can be divided into four categories:
There is also a single diacritical mark, which I have included with the consonants.
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