WP:IPA for French
English approximations are in some cases very rough, and only intended to give a general idea of the pronunciation. See French phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds.
- The French rhotic varies from region to region, though it is often uvular, especially in Northern France; the more common pronunciations include a voiced uvular fricative Template:IPAblink and a uvular trill Template:IPAblink and sometimes Template:IPAblink (after voiceless consonants).
- In European French, Template:IPAslink is often replaced by Template:IPAblink.
- Template:IPAslink is often replaced by Template:IPAblink, particularly among younger speakers in France.
- In French, Template:IPAslink is pronounced with some lip rounding [ɵ̞]; for a number of speakers, it is also more front and may even be phonetically identical to the vowel of sœur [sœʁ].
- Template:IPAslink is often replaced by Template:IPAblink.
- Stress falls on the last full syllable of a phrase, except in emphatic speech.
- Used sparingly.
- Latent final consonant is pronounced before a following vowel sound.