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L'

Asturian

Etymology 1

Contraction of the masculine article el.

Article

l' m

  1. (definite) the
Usage notes
  • The masculine singular article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h: l'asturianu (the Asturian), l'hermanu (the brother)
Related terms

Etymology 2

Contraction of the feminine article la.

Article

l' f

  1. (definite) the
Usage notes
  • The feminine singular article la contracts to l' before a word beginning with a or ha: l'asturiana (the Asturian), l'habitación (the habitation)
Related terms

Catalan

Pronunciation

Article

l' m or f

  1. Contraction of el; the
  2. Contraction of la; the

Usage notes

el is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-. la is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-, except before a following (h)i- or (h)u-.

Pronoun

l'

  1. Contraction of el.
  2. Contraction of la.

Usage notes

See above.

Declension


Esperanto

Article

l' (definite)

  1. (poetic) Apocopic form of la the

French

Pronunciation

Article

l' m or f (singular, definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of le, la: the

Pronoun

l' m or f (third-person singular)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of le, la: him, her, it
Related terms

Further reading


Friulian

Friulian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
l'
i
feminine  la
l'
lis

Article

l' m or f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of il, la the

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contration of li, from French lui.

Pronoun

l'

  1. Alternative spelling of l; contraction of li.

Ido

Article

l'

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of la the

Italian

Italian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
lo/l'
i
gli
feminine  la/l' le

Pronunciation

Article

l' m or f (definite)

  1. (before vowels) Apocopic form of il/lo, la; the

Pronoun

l' m or f (apocopate)

  1. (before vowels) Apocopic form of lo, la; him, her, it

Usage notes

  • Optionally elides before a vowel, especially before ho and ha: l'ho, l'ha. Elision before other verbs beginning with a stressed vowel is less common: lo era instead of l'era, lo è instead of l'è.

See also


Ladin

Article

l' f (singular)

  1. the (before a vowel)

See also


Ligurian

Article

l' m sg (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) the (+ a masculine name in the singular)

Middle French

Article

l'

  1. elided form of le, la

Usage notes

  • Earlier manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lame - the soul

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin ille, illa

Particle

l' m and f (singular and plural definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of 'o, 'a the

Old French

Article

l'

  1. (before a vowel sound) Apocopic form of la/le; the

Usage notes

  • Original manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lame - the soul

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