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Unformatted text preview: étable --> stable (for horses) école --> scole --> school il étudie --> il studie --> he studies And to combine what you already know about the accent aigu, here is one last example: étranglé (from étrangler) --> stranglé --> strangled NB: This will not work with every word that begins with é. Grave accent - Accent grave à and ù In the case of the letters à and ù, the grave accent (Fr. accent grave), is used to graphically distinguish one word from another. without accent grave a (3rd pers. sing of avoir, to have) with accent grave à (preposition, to, at, etc.) la (definite article for feminine nouns) là (there) ou (conjunction, or) où (where) è Unlike à and ù, è is not used to distinguish words from one another. The è is used for pronunciation. In careful speech, an unaccented e is pronounced like the article a in english (a schwa), and in rapid speech is sometimes not pronounced at all. The è is pronounced like the letter e in pet. Cedilla - Cédille The cedilla is used only with the letter "c", and is said to make the "c" soft, making it equivalent to the English and French S. le garçon --> (boy) French Accents on computers While French keyboards are available, some French students may need to enter accented characters on an English keyboard. There are two methods of doing so - some modern word processing software allow entering accents using a key combination, while other applications may require using an Alt code. In supporing word processing software, you can initiate an accent by entering an appropriate key combination. accent key combination acute accent (accent aigu) CTRL-' grave accent (accent grave) CTRL-` ...
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