|/ɪ/ – bit||/i/ – biet||/ɛi/ – bijt|
|/ʏ/ – put||/y/ – fuut||/œy/ – buit|
|/ɛ/ – bed||/u/ – boet||/ɔu/ – bout|
|/ɑ/ – bad||/eˑ/ – beet|
|/ɔ/ – bod||/øˑ/ – leut|
|/ ə/ – alle||/oˑ/ – boot|
|/aˑ/ – baat|
Note that the vowels /i, y, u/ are short, except before /r/. And also note that the tense vowels /eˑ, øˑ, oˑ/ are diphthongs, except before /r/. Note, too, that the weak /ə/ has been included here with the strong vowels.
|/iː/ as in analyse||/ɛ̃/ as in bulletin|
|/yː/ as in centrifuge||/ɑ̃/ as in nuance|
|/uː/ as in rouge||/ɔ̃/ as in bon ton|
|/ɛː/ as in serre|
|/œː/ as in manoeuvre|
|/ɔː/ as in controle|
The six vowels on the left are long, and their symbols have a length-mark. The three vowels on the right are nasalized, and over their symbols a tilde has been placed to indicate this. A vowel is nasalized when some of the air flows out through the nose.