In your example of the tu form of appeler, is that correct?

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Lisa

Kwiziq community member

19 June 2018

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In your example of the tu form of appeler, is that correct?

j'appelle 

tu appelles   Shouldn't this be (t'appelles)? If not, why?

il/elle/on appelle

nous appelons

vous appelez

ils/elles appellent

This relates to:
Conjugate -eter and -eler verbs in Le Présent - main rule (ll / tt) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

20 June 2018

20/06/18

Hi Lisa,


no, "tu appelles" is correct. There is no elision between the letters u and a. Almost all elisions happen between a preceding e and the following vowel. For a more encompassing list of possibilities look here:


https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/elision/


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

21 June 2018

21/06/18

Hi Lisa,


Are you confusing "Tu t'appelles" which is the verb 's'appeler' (to be called/named) with the verb 'appeler' in the lesson which simply means 'to call'.


e.g.


"Tu appelles ta mère ce soir sans faute, d'accord?" (You are calling your mother tonight without fail, okay?)


"Tu t'appelles Marie, n'est-ce -pas?" (Your name is Marie, isnt' it ? ")


Hope this helps!

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