Is there a difference between aiguë and aigüe?

William

Kwiziq community member

21 February 2017

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Is there a difference between aiguë and aigüe?

In Larousse I can only find aiguë for the English "Shrill" or "Acute"

This relates to:
Forming the feminine of adjectives ending in -u -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 March 2017

10/03/17

Bonjour William !

The difference between the two is simply a change of spelling rule.

As the lesson states, "Note that before the 1990's, the alternative " -uë " was the accepted spelling, and is still deemed acceptable now."

Therefore, both "aigüe" and "aiguë" are correct, and they're pronounced the same :)

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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