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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b                     k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m                     ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
  ʀ
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v         ʃ ʒ                            
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j ɥ   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Sibilant fricatives
                               
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: French
UPSID number: 2010
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Indo-European, Romance
The languages has 37 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: French is spoken in France, parts of Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Haiti, French Guiana, Monaco, Africa, French Polynesia.
Sources: Sten, H. 1963. Manuel de Phonetique Francaise. Munksgaard, Copenhagen.