Amazon Polly
Developer Guide

French (fr-FR)

The following table lists the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) phonemes, the Extended Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet (X-SAMPA) symbols, and the corresponding visemes for the French voices that are supported by Amazon Polly.

Phoneme/Viseme Table

IPA

X-SAMPA

Description

Example

Viseme

Consonants

b

b

voiced bilabial plosive

boire

p

d

d

voiced alveolar plosive

madame

t

f

f

voiceless labiodental fricative

femme

f

g

g

voiced velar plosive

grand

k

ɥ

H

labial-palatal approximant

bruit

u

j

j

palatal approximant

meilleur

i

k

k

voiceless velar plosive

quatre

k

l

l

alveolar lateral approximant

malade

t

m

m

bilabial nasal

maison

p

n

n

alveolar nasal

astronome

t

ɲ

J

palatal nasal

baigner

J

ŋ

N

velar nasal

parking

k

p

p

voiceless bilabial plosive

pomme

p

ʁ

R

voiced uvular fricative

amoureux

k

s

s

voiceless alveolar fricative

santé

s

ʃ

S

voiceless postalveolar fricative

chat

S

t

t

voiceless alveolar plosive

téléphone

t

v

v

voiced labiodental fricative

vrai

f

w

w

labial-velar approximant

soir

u

z

z

voiced alveolar fricative

raison

s

ʒ

Z

voiced postalveolar fricative

aubergine

S

Vowels

ø

2

close-mid front rounded vowel

deux

o

œ

9

open-mid front rounded vowel

neuf

O

œ̃

9~

nasal open-mid front rounded vowel

brun

O

ə

@

mid central vowel

je

@

a

a

open front unrounded vowel

table

a

ɑ̃

A~

nasal open back unrounded vowel

camembert

a

e

e

close-mid front unrounded vowel

marché

e

ɛ

E

open-mid front unrounded vowel

neige

E

ɛ̃

E~

nasal open-mid front unrounded vowel

sapin

E

i

i

close front unrounded vowel

mille

i

o

o

close-mid back rounded vowel

hôpital

o

ɔ

O

open-mid back rounded vowel

homme

O

ɔ̃

O~

nasal open-mid back rounded vowel

bon

O

u

u

close back rounded vowel

sous

u

y

y

close front rounded vowel

dur

u