Verbs ~er group - ~cer endings

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NOTE: most of the french words in this stream - will give you an audio file - so you can hear how to pronounce them, and hopefully understand them when you hear them.

<h1>Verbs ' ~er '' group , and the pattern they follow is:</h1>

" je " ~e ..;.. " tu " ~es ..;.. " il " / " elle " / " on " ~e
" nous " ~ons ..;.. " vous " ~ez ..;.. " ils " / " elles " ~ent

It is all about the sound, and learning the dance of the sound ....

<h1>lets look at spelling for ' ~cer '</h1>

This verb is part of a group of ' -er ' verbs for which ‘ c ’ is indicated as being kept to the soft sound by putting a squiggle under the ' c ' before the vowels ‘ a ’ , ‘ o ’, or ' u '; thus keeping the ' c ' saying its soft ' s ' sound, rather than using its hard ' k ' sound. When a ' c ' is followed by an ' e ' or ' i ' , it says its soft ' s ' sound.

This ' ç ' is known as " la cédille " , and a ' ç ' cedilla always says its soft ' s ' sound.

Just as for ' ~cer ', it only comes into play for the subject pronoun of nous, which has the adding of ' ~ons ' to the stem of the verb. All the other subject pronouns for ' ~er ' verbs are not affected, as they all start with ' ~e '.

If you come across a letter combination of co in a word, in french it indicates you use the hard " k " sound. For example le cochon : the pig. This also applies to ca and cu.

Here are some examples of this in verbs - complete with sound files:
nous avançons : we advance
nous commeçons : We begin
nous divorçons : we divorce
nous prononçons : we pronounce

For more examples of the soft "c" sound, check out the words:
français : French
garçon : boy
façade : frontage
leçon : lesson
reçu : received (past participle)
ça : that
( I will be searching out sound bites so you can hear these words - in the near future ) (please also be aware - this article is yet to be 'peer reviewed' - in this instance - actually reviewed by someone who is skilled in french. This is currently my interpretations of text and references)

April 19, 2014


And once again, here are these verbs with some of them linked to a favorite site of mine.

annoncer : to announce

avancer : to advance

commencer ; to begin

dénoncer : to denounce

divorcer ; to divorce

effacer : to erase

lancern : to throw

menacer : to threaten

placer to put

prononcer ; to pronounce

remplacer : to replace

renoncer : to give up, renounce

April 19, 2014

Please let me know if you know of others. Also if you have any good links to verb tables with audio attached for the verbs I have not found tables for. Some of the verbs above, if you click on them, will take you to another html page with the verbs conjugated in various tenses.

April 20, 2014
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