One rule for pronouncing words in French is that when the letter "e" appears at the end of the word, it is silent. However, the exception to this rule is when the "e" follows an "l," "r" or "n." In this case it is pronou... More »

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The formal French phrase for the English word "please" is the phrase "s'il vous plait." When speaking to a person who is familiar, it is also an option to use the phrase "s'il te plait." More »

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The most basic French words required for any visit are those of greeting and goodbye: "Bonjour" and "Au revoir". Informal alternatives may also be used, depending on the person who is being spoken to. More »

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Latin words are often pronounced similarly to their English cognates, although the vowel "a" is always pronounced as in the word "father" rather than as in "cat" and "i" is pronounced as "ee". Thus the Latin "animal" wou... More »

Because the English language is not phonetic, the letter "I" has different pronunciations depending on usage. For example, when referring to oneself in the first person, it is proper to pronounce "I" the same as the word... More »

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Many English words contain a silent e, which is often present at the end of a word, as is the case in words such as love, give, brave and drive. Pause, grace, date, fate and stripe also contain silent e's More »

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Some examples of words that end with the letter Q are suq, tzaddiq, and unq. Words that end with Q are extremely rare, and all of them are either abbreviations, such as tranq and CQ, or words borrowed from another langua... More »

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