Hmm, is this correct to say that an apostrophe in general would mean omission of a vowel?


re: language 

@amiloradovsky No. The apostrophe is also used to represent a glottal stop [ʔ] in some languages. The gottal stop is a consonant.

re: language 

@amiloradovsky In French, the ellision (which is rendered by an apostrophe) occurs to avoid a hiatus. It's more a merging of vowels of two consecutive words (the final vowel merging of a word ending with a vowel merging with the initial vowel of a word starting with a vowel).
While orally the ellision frequently occurs, it is not always written with an apostrophe. Only small grammatical words of one syllable are concerned in French by a replacement with an apostrophe.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Functional Café

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!