allonger

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From long or a Vulgar Latin root *allongare, from ad + Late Latin longare, from Latin longus.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

allonger

  1. (transitive) to lay down
  2. (transitive) to lengthen, to make longer, to extend
  3. (transitive) to extend out, to stretch
  4. (intransitive, of days) to lengthen
  5. (reflexive) to grow, to get longer
  6. (reflexive) to stretch out
  7. (reflexive) To lie, to lie down

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ConjugationEdit

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written allonge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 08:18