French Corrective Phonetics Guide

Final Exam

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General

Give the symbol for the following features:

voiceless, velar, stop []
high, front, oral, unrounded []
mid, back, nasal, rounded []
voiced, velar, stop []
voiceless, dental, fricative []

Describe the voicing, place and manner of the following consonants:

/b/
/ʒ/

true or false:

Vowels involve the restriction of airflow
/ʁ/ is a fricative consonant
/p/ is a labio-dental consonant

Answer the following:

Vowels that change their articulation during a syllable are called
Sounds in between consonants and vowels are called
How many nasal consonants are there in French?

General: 0/13

Rhythm and Intonation

How many syllables are in each of the following words:

partir
eau
imposer
piano

Divide the following transcriptions into syllables (using hyphens):

kɔpi
paʁle
kafein

How many open syllables are there in the following words:

beaucoup
défaire

Are the following rhythm group divisions possible? (yes or no)

Il a mangé une / pomme
Je l'ai fait pour / sa soeur
Ginette / doit partir

Transcribe the following words:

How many rising contours are there in the following (0, 1, 2, 3, or 4)?

Il vient.
Mon ami a compris la leçon.

Rhythm and Intonation: 0/18

Vowels

Give the vertical position for the following vowels:

/i/
/o/

Give the horizontal position for the following vowels:

/œ/
/a/
/y/

How many instances of /u/ are in the following words? (0, 1, 2 or 3)

trouver
amuser
grenouille
jouer

Do the following words have a lax vowel in Canadian French? (yes or no)

gamine
botte
fille
crocodile
disent

True or false:

The vowel in chose follows the "Loi de position" .
The vowel /y/ is a mid-closed, rounded vowel
The letter "o" represents the same vowel in each syllable of propose
The vowel /ã/ is rounded
The correct transcription for sainte is [sɛ̃nt]

Is the vowel of the word mid-open? (yes or no):

peur
rose
peut
peuvent

Do the following words have a nasal vowel? (yes or no):

disant
banane
rien
lune
tomber

Is the following description correct for /õ/? (yes or no):

front, high, rounded, nasal

Transcribe the following words:

Vowels: 0/50

Semi-consonants

How many syllables are in the following words (1, 2, 3 or 4)?

Pierre
jouer
hier

Do the following words have /i/, /j/ or both?

fille
briller

Do the following words have /w/? (yes or no)

trois
nouille
jouer
noir

Do the following words have /ɥ/? (yes or no)

tuer
truite
cruel
suis

Transcribe the following words

Semi-consonants: 0/25

Consonants

true or false:

The /t/ of sept is aspirated
The /p/ of the English word pill is aspirated
French "R" is rounded
The English word real has dark L
French "R" is more like /g/ than /k/
The /b/ of beaucoup is aspirated
The word condition has two nasal consonants

Is the final consonant pronounced? (yes or no)

respect
sec
nerf

Do following words have assibiliation in Canadian French (yes or no)?

si
tient
toujours
doute
typique

Transcribe the following:

Consonants: 0/30

Unstable E

Is the phenomenon of "unstable E" found in the following words? (yes or no)

vendredi
fer
dessert
cimetière
faisons
bel

True or false:

Unstable E is always pronouncd after a stop
Unstable E can be dropped in je pense

Transcribe the following words. Drop unstable E where appropriate:

Transcribe the following sentence. Drop unstable E where appropriate:

Le matelot a perdu son gilet de sauvetage []

Unstable E: 0/15

Liaison

Are the following cases of a: elision, b: enchaînement, c: liaison or d: none of the above? (insert the answer letter)

je les aime
ancienne amie
le hibou
un enfant
l'eau

Is there liaison between the following words (yes or no)?

ils travaillent
ils aiment
elles viennent

Is there mandatory liaison between the following words (yes or no)?

les enfants
très intéressant
tu peux aider

Are the following cases of liaison mandatory, impossible or optional?

Je suis intéressant
Nos idées
Les gens qui ont été gentils
Richard est gentil
Un jus et un café

Transcribe the following:

Liaison: 0/20


 
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