What is the reason for the accents on the e anyway?

What is the reason for the accents on the e anyway?

If it can be e acute or e grave why not e natural?  The Academy should give preference to simpler solutions!

Asked 6 months ago
SteveB2

Jack,

They are pronounced differently.

In general, one is able to pronounce French words correctly just by looking at their spelling.

This is not the case in English.

What is the reason for the accents on the e anyway?

If it can be e acute or e grave why not e natural?  The Academy should give preference to simpler solutions!

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