7 Answered Questions for the topic orthographe


Accentuation des majuscules — Accents on upper-case letters?

En français, faut-il accentuer les lettres majuscules ?Par exemple, doit-on écrire:> Écritureou> EcritureOn voit les deux situations très souvent, laquelle doit être utilisée ?---Ought... more
Orthographe French Alphabet Ligatures


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?


Pourquoi le "ph" se prononce-t-il "f" ?

C'est une particularité, en français et en anglais, qui n'existe pas, ou plus, en espagnol ni en italien.Elle m'est d'autant plus incompréhensible que les mots en "ph" sont dérivés du grec, où une... more
Orthographe French Prononciation


Pronunciation of "diplomatie"?

I heard it pronounced as if it were "diplomacie" on the radio, and then I checked it in a few places online and they all pronounced it like that as well. Why is the *t* being pronounced as a *c*?... more


Why is "dessin" pronounced like "déssin"?

One of the things that I appreciate as a French Learner is that words in French are so easy to pronounce. Unlike in English, where letters can be pronounced many different ways, and you have no way... more


Écart entre l'orthographe et la prononciation du français?

Toutes les personnes ayant appris ne soit-il qu'un tout petit peu de français auront remarqué qu'il y existe un très grand écart entre la façon dont on l'écrit et la façon dont on le prononce. Par... more
Orthographe French Usage Ponctuation


Which space should one use before punctuation ? Does it depends on the technology?

French puts extra spacing between words and certain punctuation marks including *?*.But should it be a space, a half a space, or a non-breaking space (`&nbsp`) technically? Or does it vary... more

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