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Started by scarface, March 01, 2013, 12:21 AM
Quote from: humbert on October 06, 2022, 05:18 AMHey Scarface. I know I'm off the subject but just a quick question. I noticed that dégradé has 2 letters with accent (é) in the same word. French also has vowels with (è) and (ê). I refer to the letter E in this post, but I assume the same applies to other vowels. Is this because they're pronounced differently or what?I'm curious because as you know, in Spanish there is only one accented vowel per word (e.g., é) and it indicates strong emphasis on that vowel. There are no (è) or (ê).
Quote from: humbert on October 16, 2022, 06:19 AMFrench has umlats (ë)? That's news to me. I don't recall seeing one in any French text I've tried to read.
Quote from: humbert on October 16, 2022, 06:19 AMI heard all words that end in a consonant, the consonant is silent.
Quote from: humbert on October 16, 2022, 06:19 AMI also heard that the letter (e) at the end of a word is always silent unless it has an acute accent (é). Is all this true?
QuoteIn fact, the French language is more logical than English because Zaïre, which is spellt Zaire in English (with the same pronunciation), is not pronounced "Zère".