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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Dinocarex(m): 10:20pm On Jul 15, 2014
Just got in now.. I've read ur today's post and its educative as well. Pls I'm having problem wif the pronunciations of the whole alphabets earlier before now and wif these vowels, I'm into another hitch. Is there a way I can hear u pronounce the alphabets/ vowel through VN on whatsapp or bbm? Or if you have any recorded voice of the alphabets... My email is dinocarex@yahoo.com.
Sowi, for disturbing u Mademoiselle. Merci

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by feyisejoy(m): 11:29pm On Jul 15, 2014
Destilo: French accent

There are four French accents for vowels and one accent for a consonant. For specific information on what the accents do to change the pronunciation of the letters they modify.

The accent aigu (´ )(acute accent) can only be on an "E", e.g., étudiant (male student).

The accent grave (` )(grave accent) can be found on an A, E, or U. On the A and U, it usually serves to distinguish between words that would otherwise be homographs; e.g., ou (or) vs où (where) pronounce as "who"

The accent circonflexe (ˆ) (circumflex) can be on an A, E, I, O, or U. It serves to distinguish between homographs; e.g., du (contraction of de + le) vs dû (past participle of devoir).(we will come to dis soon)

The accent tréma (¨) (dieresis or umlaut) can be on an E, I, or U. It is used when two vowels are next to each other and both must be pronounced separately..as in sylabus, e.g., naïve, Saül...pronounce as na-if, sa-ul.

The cédille (¸) (cedilla) is found only on the letter C. It changes a hard C sound (like K) into a soft C sound (like S), e.g., garçon. The cedilla is never placed in front of E or I, because C always sounds like an S in front of these vowels.

It is essential to put accents in their proper places - an incorrect or missing accent is a spelling mistake just as an incorrect or missing letter would be. The only exception to this is capital letters, which are often left unaccented.


Nice work sir...

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 2:14am On Jul 16, 2014
Dinocarex: Just got in now.. I've read ur today's post and its educative as well. Pls I'm having problem wif the pronunciations of the whole alphabets earlier before now and wif these vowels, I'm into another hitch. Is there a way I can hear u pronounce the alphabets/ vowel through VN on whatsapp or bbm? Or if you have any recorded voice of the alphabets... My email is dinocarex@yahoo.com.
Sowi, for disturbing u Mademoiselle. Merci

I've send the audio to ur email address.
I tried to post it here for others but i couldn't......
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Janedoe26(f): 4:39pm On Jul 16, 2014
Nice work you are doing here. People pay heavily for this. That said, didn't see I amongst the alphabets. Pls I'd apreciate the email of sounds as well.lychlorida@yahoo.com. Merci

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:46pm On Jul 16, 2014
Janedoe26: Nice work you are doing here. People pay heavily for this. That said, didn't see I amongst the alphabets. Pls I'd apreciate the email of sounds as well.lychlorida@yahoo.com. Merci

Check ur email address, I've send it
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Janedoe26(f): 10:04pm On Jul 16, 2014
Destilo:

Check ur email address, I've send it
Thanks Maam, your speed is amazing.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 10:16pm On Jul 16, 2014
Janedoe26:
Thanks Maam, your speed is amazing.


thank u
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by ayolight(f): 10:45pm On Jul 16, 2014
jeo suis madmoselle ayo, da'corrd Destillo monami. I am miss ayo, ok destillo my friend. Im i correct? Abeg score my assignment. Keep it up ma...

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Dinocarex(m): 11:33pm On Jul 16, 2014
Good to know, I can now recite the french alphabets.. Thanks to le'proffeseur Destillo... I didn't see any new material online today, I mean here... Can we be expecting a new post tomorrow

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 9:02am On Jul 17, 2014
ayolight: jeo suis madmoselle ayo, da'corrd Destillo monami. I am miss ayo, ok destillo my friend. Im i correct? Abeg score my assignment. Keep it up ma...

Yes...u ve tried.
Bravo!!!

But u ve problem with d spellings, dont worry u will get dere....

I will give you 60%... wink smiley

Correction
Je suis mademoiselle Ayo.
D'accord mon amie Destilo....(mon amie NOT mon ami...because i'm your female friend).

merci
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by stevic1(m): 10:26am On Jul 17, 2014
Tnx for d lectures pls I need d audio clip too. Merci

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by stevic1(m): 10:27am On Jul 17, 2014
Tnx for d lectures pls I need d audio clip too.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Nobody: 9:56pm On Jul 17, 2014
Following merci Destilo

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by daveP(m): 10:04pm On Jul 17, 2014
IfyAngela: Following merci Destilo
wow,french live? Xup Ify?
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by ayolight(f): 10:08pm On Jul 17, 2014
Destilo:

Yes...u ve tried.
Bravo!!!

But u ve problem with d spellings, dont worry u will get dere....

I will give you 60%... wink smiley

Correction
Je suis mademoiselle Ayo.
D'accord mon amie Destilo....(mon amie NOT mon ami...because i'm your female friend).

merci
K
im hppy. Merci.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by LogoDWhiz(m): 12:05am On Jul 18, 2014
Bon nuit, Mademoiselle destillo, thanks for this lecture.
Really appreciate it . I hope I can keep up with the class..

Was once a French scholar, I actually love it then..
But then, science students weren't offering it, was only meant for art students.. So I had to drop it..

Being trying to reacquaint myself with it ever since. But with this lectures I believe I rekindle it.

Well, I won't mind if you send me the voicenote too.

Email ::: dourbest.tolu@gmail.com


Je suis habite?
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Nobody: 8:36am On Jul 18, 2014
daveP: wow,french live? Xup Ify?
I'm good Dave and you?
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by PenSniper: 9:39am On Jul 18, 2014
RedClay: I've got little French, but would love to learn More.
Please don't stop the good work.

Same as me, so i support.

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by daveP(m): 11:43am On Jul 18, 2014
IfyAngela:
I'm good Dave and you?
am good.hwz TGIF GOING?
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 4:50pm On Jul 18, 2014
stevic1: Tnx for d lectures pls I need d audio clip too. Omolerelola@gmail.com merci

I've send it
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 4:54pm On Jul 18, 2014
LogoDWhiz: Bon nuit, Mademoiselle destillo, thanks for this lecture.
Really appreciate it . I hope I can keep up with the class..

Was once a French scholar, I actually love it then..
But then, science students weren't offering it, was only meant for art students.. So I had to drop it..

Being trying to reacquaint myself with it ever since. But with this lectures I believe I rekindle it.

Well, I won't mind if you send me the voicenote too.

Email ::: dourbest.tolu@gmail.com


Je suis habite?


k...I've send it
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by LogoDWhiz(m): 5:32pm On Jul 18, 2014
Destilo:


k...I've send it


Thanks .

You haven't answered my question..
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:34pm On Jul 18, 2014
Tips on French pronounciation


It is very important for all those learning French Language to pay attention to the following pronounciation guides and tips.It should be noted that most of the tips are just to guide learners since it is not possible to represent French sounds accurately using English spelling.

1. In french, consonants especially B, C, D, F, G, H, T, S, X and Z are not often pronounced at the end f French words for example::::
a. Paris-is pronounced "Pa-ri" in french.
b. Parent - is pronounced "pa-ron"..(its consist of nasal vowel "en"wink meaning "parent"
c. bas-is pronounced as "ba" meaning "down, low etc"

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 5:53pm On Jul 18, 2014
LogoDWhiz:

Je suis habite?

If I should translate this...it means.."I am living? or I live?

So I didnt understand it...Pls ask me in English, so that I can correct you....we are here to learn.

Bravo...
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 6:06pm On Jul 18, 2014
No. 2
consonants B, D, F, K, L, M, N, P, S, T, V & Z are mostly pronounced in french as in English. Examples::::
a. Libraire...Meaning....bookshop...pronounced..li-bra-ir
b. Manger...Meaning....to eat....pronounced.....man-geh
c. Nager....Meaning...to swim..pronounced......nah-geh
d. Venir....meaning .....to come...pronounced...veh-ni
e. Zoo....Meaning...zoo....pronounced...zuh...etc

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by LogoDWhiz(m): 6:06pm On Jul 18, 2014
Destilo:

If I should translate this...it means.."I am living? or I live?

So I didnt understand it...Pls ask me in English, so that I can correct you....we are here to learn.

Bravo...

Sorry.

I wanted to ask "where are u living"?
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 6:20pm On Jul 18, 2014
No. 3

Letter "H" in french is always silent, as such avoid pronouncing letter 'h' in french words for example::::
a. homme..meaning....man...pronounced....Ohm
b. Hôpital...Meaning....hospital..pronounced..oh-pi-tal
c. Hier....Meaning...yesterday...pronounced...i-yeh...("i" as in "is" not "item"wink pls take note of dat.
e. Hôtel...Meaning..hotel...pronounced...Oh..tel
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 6:30pm On Jul 18, 2014
LogoDWhiz:

Sorry.

I wanted to ask "where are u living"?

d'accord...

the question will be::
où habitez-vous? Meaning
where do you live? Or where do you stay?
Pronounced....who-abiteh-vuh?
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 6:38pm On Jul 18, 2014
IfyAngela: Following merci Destilo

You are welcome
Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Destilo(f): 6:59pm On Jul 18, 2014
LogoDWhiz:

Sorry.

I wanted to ask "where are u living"?

J'habite à Abuja.
Meaning.... I live in Abuja... (à means at/in)
pronounced....jah-bit-ah-abuja.

Et toi? Or Et vous?......Meaning
And you? For both "et toi" and "et vous"
pronounced.....eh-twa? Or. eh vuh?


Therefore;

J'habite à Abuja et vous?

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Re: Learn French Live On Nairaland!!! by Nobody: 7:53pm On Jul 18, 2014
daveP: am good.hwz TGIF GOING?
Its going swell

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