What happens to the French word ta when there is a vowel in front of it?
When "ta" is followed by a word which begins with a vowel sound, it is transformed in ton (as if it were masculine instead of feminine). This is done for pronounciation purposes.
Ta maison (no change) but ton histoire (not ta histoire), ton habitude, ton amie, ton Ã©lÃ¨ve, ton origine, ...
When there is a vowel in front of "ta", nothing happens; Ex: Ã ta santÃ© - ou ta voiture.
The 'e' is dropped and replaced by an apostrophe, when in front of a vowel (or a vowel sound). Ex: Il n'habite pas ici (he doesn't live here), elle n'aura pas de problÃ¨me (she won't have any problem), elle n'ira pas au cinÃ©ma (she won't go to the movies). Read More
The English word for the French word "voyelle" is vowel. Read More
4 ways to say "the" in French: Le (in front of a singular, masculine word that starts with a consonant) La (in front of a singular, feminine word that starts with a consonant) L' (in front of any singular word that starts with a vowel) Les (in front of a plural word) Read More
The expression coup d'etat is French, and it follows French pronunciation rules. In French, the final consonant of a word is usually not pronounced unless it is followed by a vowel or followed by a word which starts with a vowel. Read More
it is highly unlikely as the contraction would have left a vowel in the word Read More
oiseau (bird) In French, y is considered a vowel. Read More
The vowel sound in the word ill - transcribed in IPA as /Éª/, is a near-close near-front unrounded vowel - not a schwa. Read More
What is the meaning of the L' that goes before certain words in the French language and is it only used on a certain type of word?
The "L" stands for either "La" or "Le" they are articles, the same as "the" in English. When French word begins with a consonant, the word "La" or "Le" is used in full, like "Le table" or "La crayon". But when a French word begins with a vowel, the vowel is elided with the vowel of the article, like in "L'eglise" or "L'orange". Read More
The technical term for the vowel sound in the word "meal" - the "ea" sounding like the double e in "fee", for example, is a "close front unrounded vowel". Read More
it slightly changes the meaning Read More
apple, orange, hour, umbrella, igloo, elephant - any word beginning with a vowel or a vowel sound uses the article "an" Read More
The answer would be "an" because when you want to place "a" or "an" in front of a word it has to be specific. When the word begins with a consonant, it is "a" when it is a vowel, it is "an" !.... and makes since. :) Adios Amigo! Read More
L',* la, le, and les are French words which function as equivalents of the English word "the" and serve as pronouns. The respective pronunciations in French will be "la" ("her, it" "the"), "luh" ("him, it," "the"), and "ley" ("them," "the"). *The vowel drops -- and is replaced by an apostrophe -- before a word which begins with a vowel. It represents either la or le. Read More
Because un and une don't end in a vowel there is nothing changed if the word begins with a vowel (une elephante vs. an elephant). Read More
The French word facade means front, or frontage. Read More
The word "egg" in French is "oeuf'" (It is pronounced "oof") The word "egg" in French is "oeuf," and sounds pretty much the same as our English word "oof." But shorten the vowel sound to where it almost sounds like 'if'. Read More
son if the thing that is his is masculine sa if the thing that is his is feminine If the thing that is his begins with a vowel, it is always son Read More
L'Ã©glise (the la is switched for L' as the word begins with a vowel) means the church in French. Read More
The french word for lady is dame, pronounced like arm with a d in front. Read More
The French word for when is quand, pronounced "kah[n]", where "ah[n]" represents the typical French "an" or "en" nasal vowel found in words like en, plan, grand, etc. Read More
The French word for "prince" is "prince", pronounced preh[n]ss. (The [n] symbol means you should nasalize the vowel.) Read More
The word escargot, the French word for "snails" is masculine. However, as it begins with a vowel, it would be written as l'escargot. Read More
The vowel sound in the word "can" is a short A. That is also the vowel sound in the word "has". Read More
How do you pronounce the word 'the' before a word beginning with a vowel and a word beginning with a consonant?
In everyday running speech, the vowel in the word "the" in front of a consonant is pronounced with a neutral sound called a schwa. This is the sound of the first and last vowels in "banana". It is something like a grunt! This sound is not heard in most languages. It is similar to the vowel sound in the French word "jaune" meaning yellow. This would be awkward to pronounce before a vowel, though. So… Read More
It is a French word which means " That's Life / This is Life". In french, when an article that finish by a vowel goes in a front of a noun starting with a vowel (or a pronoun in a front of a verb), they put an apostophe and cut a vowel... (maybe some exeption exist?) "C'est la vie", is Ça est la vie (that is the life, word by word) they put an aposthrophe… Read More
The t' in t'appelles stands for the pronoun "te". It indicates who is concerned (in that case, "you / yourself"). As frequent in French (and other languages), the vowel is dropped when the following word also begins by a vowel (or vowel sound). Read More
Je vais, then either à la (feminine), à l' (next word starting with a vowel), au (masculine), or aux (plural) depending on whether the word is feminine, masculine, plural, or starts with a vowel. Read More
Plume is pronounced "plewm". When pronouncing the French u, stick your lips out a little bit and try to make the sound very tight and at the front of your mouth. It's actually the same as the i vowel (as in ski) but with a rounded mouth shape rather than a smiling one. (plume is French for feather; the English word plume is panache in French.) Read More
The e in hen is a short vowel. Read More
You put the article "an" in front of a word (instead of "a") when the word begins with a vowel sound, including some words that start with consonants (hour, honor). Words that begin with a vowel having a consonant sound such as "you" (euphemism, use) would still use the article "a" as when spoken. E.g. a uniform, a unicorn Read More
Pin has a short vowel I, as in bin and sin. Read More
The E and I both have short vowel sounds. Read More
Yes it is. If Y is pronounced like a vowel in any word, then it is a vowel. Read More
An hour is proper grammar. Since the "H" is silent, the emphasis is on the "O" which is a vowel ... "AN" would be used in front of any word beginning with a vowel. One says an hour. It is both common and correct. Hour, along with other words beginning with h which have come from French, like 'honest', have a silent letter h. "An" is used with nouns which begin with a vowel sound… Read More
Mon. Regardless of gender, french words starting with a vowel take "mon" so that there are not two vowels in a row. Read More
every word must have a vowel in it for it to be considered a word. Read More
ay However, if the next word starts with a vowel, then you pronounce the t. Read More
The abbreviation of de is d' usually used in French, Italian or Spanish when the next word begins with a vowel. Read More
Before a word that starts with a vowel or a vowel sound. Read More