Verbs ~er group - ~cer endings
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>
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.
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
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)
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
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.