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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian volteggiare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɔl.ti.ʒe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

voltiger

  1. (intransitive) to flutter
  2. (Louisiana) to fly, to take a plane

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written voltige- 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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