French - Modern Standard

Name, Place and Date

  • Dialect: French - Modern Standard
  • Linguistic Classification: French
  • Town:
  • Region:
  • Country: France
  • Latitude/Longitude: 48°51'00"N 2°20'00"E
  • Linguistic Date: late 20th century / early 21st century


  • Transcription

    The uvular fricative here given as [ʁ] may also be realized as a uvular trill [ʀ] or an alveolar trill [r]. Schwa ([ə]) may be subject to variable deletion.

  • Forms

    The preterite is no longer found in the everyday spoken language, but survives in writing and in more formal registers, especially in the third person. The past subjunctive is rarer, but can still be found in the written language.