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EnglishEdit

ParticleEdit

s’

  1. See -s'.

AsturianEdit

PronounEdit

s'

  1. Apocopic form of se before a vowel

CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

s’

  1. Contraction of es.

DeclensionEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

s’

  1. Elision of si (if) before il or ils.
    S’il vous plaîtPlease / Here you are.
    S’il te plaît.Please / Here you are.
    Je ne sais pas s’ils viendront demain.
    I don’t know if they will come tomorrow.

PronounEdit

s’ (third person)

  1. Elision of se before a word beginning with a vowel.
    Il s’habille.He’s dressing (himself).
    Il s’aime.He loves himself.
    Ils s’aiment.
    They love themselves. / They love each other.
  2. (informal) Elision of se before a word beginning with a consonant.
    Y s’bouge le cul ou quoi?Is he movin’ his ass or what?

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronounEdit

s’ (third person)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of si

Usage notesEdit

Elides commonly before i.

See alsoEdit


ManxEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • s- (used before a vowel)
  • sh- (used before front vowels)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish is.

ParticleEdit

s'

  1. Present/future copula form
    S'mie lhiam shillishyn.
    I am fond of cherries.
    Shegin dooin goll dy chaggey.
    We have to go to war.
    my sailltplease (said to one person)
  2. Used to introduce the comparative/superlative form of adjectives
    V'ee yn inneen s'bwaaee 'sy theihll.
    She was the prettiest girl in the world.
    fer s'gilley jeh mooinjey y vadranthe brightest of the sons of the morning

Usage notesEdit

Only used with adjectives. When nouns are equated with each other, use she.


NeapolitanEdit

PronounEdit

s’

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of se

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French se < Latin .

PronounEdit

s'

  1. third-person singular reflexive pronoun; oneself
    s'rêjouito enjoy oneself

Old FrenchEdit

PronounEdit

s'

  1. his; her; its (elided form of son or sa before a word starting with a vowel)
    s'oreillehis ear