What is the reason for the accents on the e anyway?

Jack

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14 January 2019

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What is the reason for the accents on the e anyway?

If it can be e acute or e grave why not e natural?  The Academy should give preference to simpler solutions!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate -éXer, -eXer, -eter, -eler verbs in Le Futur (future tense)"

Steve

Kwiziq community member

14 January 2019

14/01/19

Jack,

They are pronounced differently.

In general, one is able to pronounce French words correctly just by looking at their spelling.

This is not the case in English.

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