Language as an instrument of communication tends to produce divers effects through linguistic structure. All communication is grammatically governed by certain rules that have to be internalized in the listeners and speakers subconscious. It is evident however, that the grammatical analyses of words are of importance in the study of language. This paper tends to show the contrastive mode of Yoruba vowels and consonants sounds as compared with that of French language. The study reveals that vowels and consonant sounds in Yoruba language are always tonal and it is often accompanied by a melodic register which has a harmonious and vocalic mechanism for oral expression. A process which helps in effective communication and shows an exceptional usefulness of sounds in Yoruba as when compared with French language.
Mercy Eghonghon Odudigbo,Nigerian Defence Academy,Nigeria
Stream: Phonetics and Phonology
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