An accent mark may change the sound of a letter

An accent mark may change the sound of a letter - eh as in...

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An accent mark may change the sound of a letter, the meaning of a word, replace a letter that  existed in old French, or have no perceivable effect at all. Accents are used only on vowels and  under the letter c. An  accent aigu  (  ) is only used on an  e  (é) and produces the sound  ay , as in “day.” It may  also replace an  s  from old French. When you see this letter, replace the é with an imaginary  s  to see if its meaning becomes more evident.  é  tranger  = stranger  An  accent grave  (`) may be used on an à or ù where it causes no sound change, or  on an è, producing the sound of 
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Unformatted text preview: eh as in the e in “get.” • An accent circonflexe ( ∧ ) may be placed on any vowel but causes no perceptible sound change. It, too, often replaces a “s” from old French, which may give a clue to the meaning of the word. forêt = forest • A cédille ( ) is placed under a “c” (ç), to create a soft (s) sound before the letters a, o , or u . ç a (sah) • A tréma ( ) is placed on the second of two consecutive vowels to indicate that each vowel is pronounced independently. Noël (noh- ehl )...
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