Mauvais genre


Indices de reconnaissance des genres


Formal recognition of gender

For the vast majority, gender can be recovered through spelling (written form) and/or sounding (oral form).


Spelling (feminine nouns ending in e) 

Sound (masculine nouns end with a vowel sound where as feminine nouns end with a consonantal sound or final [e] sound)



Non-formal recognition of gender


 

 Spelling clue only

Speech clue only

Both clues

 lac

bar

bal

bus  

 rue    [ ru ]

laque

barre

balle

 MASCULIN

 lit m.   (bed) [li] 

 lit m.   (bed) [li] 



 FEMININ

 frite f.   (French frie) [frit] or [fri-te]

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