What are the 3 accents in French?
In French there are 3 accents: l’accent aigu (the acute accent) l’accent grave (the grave accent) l’accent circonflexe (the circumflex)
What is the symbol above French words?
The circumflex, called accent circonflexe, has three primary functions in French: It affects the pronunciation of a, e, and o. Although it is used on i and u as well, it does not affect their pronunciation.
What are the names of the French accent marks?
- L’accent aigu (é)
- L’accent grave (à, è, ù)
- L’accent circonflexe or “chapeau” (â, ê, î, ô, û)
- La cédille (ç)
- Le tréma (ë, ï, ü)
What are the 5 accent marks in French?
Accents in the French Alphabet
- The Aigu Accent (L’accent aigu) The aigu accent is placed above the e vowel and changes the sound to ay. …
- The Grave Accent (L’accent grave) …
- The Cedilla (La Cédille) …
- The Circumflex (Le Circonflexe) …
- The Trema (Le tréma)
Is there an umlaut in French?
The Trema (L’Accent Tréma) in French
It can be found above an “e”, “i”, or “u”: ë, ï, ü. The trema is also sometimes called a “diaeresis” or “umlaut”, although technically it’s not an umlaut.
What are French accents?
|^||circonflexe circumflex||a, e, i, o, u|
|`||grave grave||a, e, u|
|¨||tréma dieresis||e, i|