The language of France is as beautiful as the countryside and the lights of Paris. The French alphabet has 26 letters based on the Latin alphabet with two orthographic ligatures and five diacritics. The French lessons that one takes will help them to make more sense of the alphabet and how it comes together to form one of the most interesting and lyrical languages in the world. Many people call the French language the language of love, and it all starts with the French alphabet and French letters.
The French Alphabet
w double vé
y i grec
French is the fourth most widely spoken language in the European Union, and it is the third most understood language after English and German. French is the official language of 29 countries, and the language has a long and interesting history that began as far back as the Roman Empire. The current French alphabet is a derivation and distortion from the original Latin spoken during the time of the empire. French culture and language had quite a bit of influence from the native Celtic language and the language of the Frankish invaders as well. Together these mingling of language and culture helped to form the current French vocabulary.
Those who begin taking French will find that the language is relatively easy to learn compared to other languages. The French phrases take only a bit of practice before the accent and the inflection starts to come naturally. When you want to learn how to speak French, listening and learning how to pronounce the accents and words from people who speak the language and reading French writing can make it easier.
Learning the French alphabet and searching through a French dictionary can give you a start on learning and understanding the language. However, you will want to do more to gain a better grasp of the language so you will be able to use it in daily conversation. The more you practice the language, the better you will become at speaking it, understanding it, and knowing how to add the inflection and French accents. French grammar and vocabulary may seem challenging at first, but they are quite easy to learn.
The French alphabet has 26 letters among them 6 vowels and 20 consonants.
1 as learnt in primary school
2 The letter’s pronunciation is the one when it is said by itself or when spelling a word.
3 École Nationale d’Administration (ÉNA) (“National Administrative School”) is one of the most prestigious French schools seen as the one to apply for to reach positions in the various corps of the State (senate, government etc).
4for words originated in foreign languages.
5 These two French words contain the letter from the alphabet, but not the letter pronunciation when said by itself or when spelling a word for example.
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