t-r-e-s, non t-r-è-s! how you write zee accent?
August 21, 2011 12:40 PM Subscribe
When native speakers of languages with accent marks write, is it usual to write out a word or sentence and then put in the accents or does one put the accent in when writing the actual letter.
posted by xetere to writing & language (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
In other words, using French as an example, would the native speaker write;
*and then go back and correct*
or would it most likely be written;
t-r-è-s i-n-t-é-r-e-s-s-a-n-t ?
Obviously cursive it almost HAS to be 1, but what about writing regular block letters. I realize this could be the dumbest Ask Metafilter linguistics question in history, but all of a sudden I am really curious.
So höw ãbóŭt it?