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EtymologyEdit

From a- +‎ long +‎ -er, or a Vulgar Latin root *allongō, from ad + Late Latin longō, 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

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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