Asked • 06/17/19

Why are O and E sometimes attached together, as in “les œufs”?

I asked my French teacher last time, and she said she didn't know, but she will ask. Can anyone give clear and simple reason for this?

Emilie F.

The letters o and e together are called a ligature. œ come to us from the Latin language.


1 Expert Answer


Magatts F. answered • 06/21/19

New to Wyzant

Let’s learn French today!

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.