See also: Alca, álca, Alča, alça, alçà, and alçâ

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin, from Old Norse alka (auk).

NounEdit

alca f (plural alche)

  1. auk

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈalka/, [ˈal.ka]
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NounEdit

alca f (plural alcas)

  1. auk

Usage notesEdit

  • The feminine noun alca is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el alca
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

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