Vowel – voyelle
Let's Define It!
What's a *vowel*?
Une voyelle (vowel in English) is a letter of the alphabet. This letter represents a speech sound made without obstruction in the mouth.
In French, we count six vowels, traditionally speaking. These vowels are a, e, i, o, u and y.
Unlike in English, French vowels can be accented (i.e. small characters can be placed over their heads) --> For example:
à, ô, û, ù, î, è, é, ï, ë
Combined with these vowels are consonants with which you can form syllables.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Here are a list of French words that include vowels. They are underlined and in bold for your convenience.