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  Alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "alphabet" is used by linguists and paleographers in a wider and a narrower sense.
The earliest known alphabet in the wider sense is the Wadi el-Hol script, believed to be an abjad, which through its successor Phoenician became the ancestor of or inspiration for all later alphabets; the first alphabet in the narrower sense was the Greek alphabet.
French, with its silent letters and its heavy use of nasal vowels and elision, may seem to lack much correspondence between spelling and pronunciation, but its rules on pronunciation are actually consistent and predictable with a fair degree of accuracy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alphabet   (2648 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Latin alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is generally held that the Latins adopted the western variant of the Greek alphabet in the 7th century BC from Cumae, a Greek colony in southern Italy.
The Latin alphabet spread from Italy, along with the Latin language, to the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea with the expansion of the Roman Empire.
The Finnish alphabet and collating rules are the same as in Swedish, except for the addition of the letters Š and Ž, which are considered variants of S and Z. In French and English, characters with diaeresis (ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ) are usually treated just like their un-accented versions.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Latin_alphabet   (2895 words)

  
 French orthography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French orthography encompasses the spelling and punctuation of the French language.
Nevertheless, there are rules governing French orthography which allow for a reasonable degree of accuracy when producing French words from their written forms.
French is written using the 26 letters of Latin Alphabet and five diacritics or accents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_orthography   (443 words)

  
 French Sign Language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
French Sign Language (langue des signes française or LSF) is the sign language of the deaf in the nation of France.
French Sign Language is frequently, though mistakenly, attributed to the work of Charles Michel de l'Épée (l'abbé de l'Épée).
French Sign Language flourished from this point until the late 1800s at which point a schism between the manualist and oralist schools of thought had long developed.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/French_Sign_Language   (525 words)

  
 French Language Facts
French is one of the worlds great languages, rivalled only by English as the language of international society and diplomacy.
French is one of the romance languages, descended from Latin.
French spelling generally reflects the language as it was spoken four or five centuries ago, and is therefore a poor guide to modern pronunciation.
www.languagehelpers.com /languagefacts/french.html   (900 words)

  
 French alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with French orthography.
The French alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet.
The words in the column "Letter name in French" are sometimes used when discussing the letters (compare English words such as "aitch").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_alphabet   (312 words)

  
 French Alphabet
French is spoken by about 265 million people in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, the U.S, Lebanon, French Guiana, north, west and central Africa, Madagascar, some islands in the Indian Ocean, Haiti and other Caribbean islands, Indochina, New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and the French Pacific Territories.
French Alphabet has the same number of letters as English 26, but some of them have “accents” and “cedilla”, that doesn’t make their pronunciation different, only to distinguish them from other similar looking words except the cedilla ç, which is pronounced as “S” and never as “k”.
As you may have noticed, many letters in French alphabet are the same as English, the pronunciation is a little bit different sometimes, but in general French letters look the same, and sound the same, so learning them would be a breeze!
french.speak7.com /french_alphabet   (334 words)

  
 French language, alphabet and pronunciation
French is a Romance language spoken by about 265 million people in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, the USA, Lebanon, French Guiana, north, west and central Africa, Madagascar, a number of islands in the Indian Ocean, Haiti and other Caribbean islands, Indochina, New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and the French Pacific Territories.
The French language is descended from Latin and first appeared in writing in 842 AD when it was used in the Strasbourg Oaths.
During the 10th and 11th centuries, French appeared in a number of documents and religious writings, but French literature didn't start to take off until the late 12th / early 13th century.
www.omniglot.com /writing/french.htm   (352 words)

  
 SDTV: French Transcript
French vowels are tense, which means you keep your mouth in the same position the entire time you make the vowel sound.
The first part, bien merci, is French for "good, thanks." Bien is "good," and merci is "thanks." Toi is the singular familiar form of the word "you," that you use when talking to people you know well or are your own age.
The only articles we're going to talk about are the French equivalents of "the." You may have noticed them hanging around in front of some of the words we've learned so far.
www.pbs.org /standarddeviantstv/transcript_french.html   (2946 words)

  
 French Super Bargains, French Academic, French Art, French Bible, French Biographies, French Business, French ...
In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries French was preeminent as an inter-national language, though it has been partially eclipsed by English in the 20th.
French was one of the two official languages of the League of Nations and is now one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
French spelling generally reflects the language as it was spoken four or five centuries ago and is therefore a poor guide to modern pro-nunciation.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/French.htm   (733 words)

  
 Learn French CD-ROM
The course is contained in a CDROM that is installed on the student's computer and is designed to teach adults or children.
This French course is easy and fun to use, requires only the mouse and employs hundreds of custom-made color pictures, native speaker pronunciation and illustrated printouts.
Presents the French alphabet letters with their sound.
www.learnfrenchlanguage.com /BROCHR01.HTM   (542 words)

  
 SDTV: Answers - French
The French alphabet uses five different accents: l'accent aigu, l'accent grave, l'accent circonflexe, le tréma, and la cédille.
All of the accents except la cédille are used for French vowels.
French accents are used both to change the pronunciation of a vowel and to differentiate between similarly spelled words.
www.pbs.org /standarddeviantstv/answers_french.html   (309 words)

  
 French Alphabet Blocks
This French Alphabet Block set includes 32 blocks providing 4 complete alphabets, 3 sets of numerals, and 32 different animal pictures.
Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks are a generous 1-3/4 inch, made from basswood, brightly colored with child-safe inks, and handcrafted with attention to detail.
French Alphabet Blocks, wooden french alphabet baby blocks
www.babyclassroom.com /french-alphabet-block.html   (93 words)

  
 French Language Activities at EnchantedLearning.com
Print a set of French number word dominoes; each tile has numbers on it in French and symbols 0 through 6 (zéro, un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six).
Print a set of French number word dominoes; each tile has numbers on it, in French and symbols 7 through 13 (sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize).
Print a set of French color word dominoes; each tile has numbers on it, in French and symbols 7 through 13 (sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize).
www.enchantedlearning.com /themes/french.shtml   (2819 words)

  
 Old French, French, Français, Ancien, (Oud) Frans, Characters, Alphabet, Alfabet, Writing, HTML-codes
Below a part of the Old French text "Serments de Strasbourg" is presented (it is 1150 years old).
The French Alphabet is presented below [ 24 letters and 35 characters ].
The K and the W are not French by origin (rarely used).
www.xs4all.nl /~wjsn/frans.htm   (417 words)

  
 French alphabet, courtesy French Property Services
The French alphabet is exactly the same as the English alphabet, except the letters are pronounced differently.
Following are the approximate French pronunciations for each letter.
The way to remember this is to remember the word "carefull", which has the same four consonants.
www.france-property-and-information.com /french_alphabet.htm   (220 words)

  
 :: PHONETIC :: learn french
It is aimed at learners of French as a foreign language, but can also be used by native French speakers.
On these pages, you will be able to hear all the sounds of the French alphabet, and those of the international phonetic alphabet.
In the “Alphabet” section, you will find a presentation of the French alphabet and the international phonetic alphabet, as well as exercises to practise.
phonetique.free.fr /indexgb.htm   (288 words)

  
 alphabet - Wiktionary
From Late Latin alphabētum < Greek αλφάβητος, from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha (Α) and beta (Β), from Phoenician aleph (≮, א, "ox") + beth (ב,פ, "house"), so called because they were pictograms of those objects.
An ordered set of letters used in a language, for example the English alphabet.
Roman: azbuka (Cyrillic alphabet) f, abeceda (Roman alphabet) f
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/alphabet   (128 words)

  
 Encyclopédie :: encyclopedia : Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
De la même manière, un alphabet peut être étendu par l'utilisation de digrammes ou encore de lettres supplémentaires.
Le premier alphabet de l'histoire est celui d'Ougarit, d'ailleurs déjà dans l'ordre alphabétique levantin.
alphabet ougaritique (abjad ou alphabet, selon l'interprétation qu'on en fait) ;
www.encyclopedie.cc /Alphabet   (1074 words)

  
 Find in a Library: The French alphabet teaching in a very short time, by a most easie way, to pronounce French ...
Find in a Library: The French alphabet teaching in a very short time, by a most easie way, to pronounce French naturally, to reade it perfectly, to write it truly, and to speake it accordingly.
Together with the treasure of the French tongue, containing the rarest sentences, prouerbes, parables, similies, apothegmes, and golden sayings of the most excellent French authors, as well poets as orators.
The French alphabet teaching in a very short time, by a most easie way, to pronounce French naturally, to reade it perfectly, to write it truly, and to speake it accordingly.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/be8d3570075d6340a19afeb4da09e526.html   (325 words)

  
 French Language Lessons at WannaLearn.com
French Language Course - intended to allow you to understand written French (newspapers, articles, magazines, signs on the road during your next trip in France, etc.) and to write a letter to a French friend or correspondent
BUY IT French, Part 1 - an instructional video teaching the concepts of the French language through both conventional lessons and contemporary subject-oriented comedy routines, specifically covering vocabulary, pronunciation, counting, greetings, good-byes, punctuation, conjugation and indefinite articles.
French, Part 2 - a continuation of the above video, covering how to express time, date and weather; gender and adjectives; -ar, -er and -ir verbs; the negative; seasons and months; plus the days of the week and more.
www.wannalearn.com /Academic_Subjects/World_Languages/French   (1257 words)

  
 French Resources Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
I just started studying French this semester, so the list is minimal and geared toward the beginner.
Also included are grammar exercises and references, 506 homework exercises, an ftp archive, web links for French 506 and 507, and various learning resources.
If you are interested in reviewing the French alphabet try this L'alphabet Shockwave style.
www.csulb.edu /~jwinter2/french   (223 words)

  
 KiddiesGames.com
Bang the keys on the keyboard to see the letters of the alphabet.
It’s fun to learn French for the parts of the face.
Pretend to telephone in French, practice numbers and learn how to dial emergency in USA and Canada.
www.kiddiesgames.com /en/gameinfo.php?fragment=breastfeedleftright   (1111 words)

  
 French Alphabet
Each flash card shows a colorful scene that suggests the sound associated with each letter.
Examples: The letter "A" pronounced "Ah" in French, is represented by a doctor putting a tongue depressor in a patient's mouth.
The letter “Z”, pronounced “Zed” in French, is represented by the cordial Farmer Zed.
www.languageshaping.com /FrenchAlphabet.htm   (63 words)

  
 FLTEACH FAQ - Alphabet
Alphabet, was the first formal lesson I have ever had on the alphabet.
Knowing the alphabet early on is one way to keep the class in the target
The importance I assign to it stems from the French
www.cortland.edu /flteach/FAQ/FAQ-Alphabet.html   (3475 words)

  
 Learn French CD-ROM
The course assumes no prior knowledge of French and covers the language material taught in about 600 school hours.
Presents the French alphabet letters with their sound and tests acquired knowledge through
The informal pronoun "on" is more common than "nous" in coversational French.
www.learnfrenchlanguage.com /BROCHR02.HTM   (856 words)

  
 Vintage Alphabet Clip Art French Letters
The vintage originals were published in France during the mid 19th century and are an exquisite example of the printing technique known as chromolithography.
A valuable look into our past, these images contain a few questionable charicatures that are not what one would call politically correct; but, if taken in the proper context, these images will prove to be valuable to the historian, Francophile, and researcher as well as the crafter of today.
I've restored these antique French postcards from my own collection so that you might add a little French whimsy to your next craft or design project.
www.missmary.com /clip-art/alphabet-clipart.html   (380 words)

  
 French Learning Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
If you would like to be notified of updates and additions to these interactive French learning resources, click here.
Carte Interactive du Monde Francophone: click on the name of a country or territory and find out where it is and its capital.
This page was first posted on September 13, 1997 and last updated February 12, 2000.
www.kameleo.com /wc/EDF-FrenchLearningWS.html   (158 words)

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