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l'

l'

See also: ľ and Appendix:Variations of "l"

Asturian

Article

l’ m

  1. (definite) the
Usage notes
  • The masculine singular article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h: l’asturianu (the Asturian), l’hermanu (the brother)
Related terms

Etymology 2

Contraction of the feminine article la.

Article

l’ f

  1. (definite) the
Usage notes
  • The feminine singular article la contracts to l' before a word beginning with a or ha: l’asturiana (the Asturian), l’habitación (the habitation)
Related terms

Catalan

Article

l' m, f

  1. Contraction of el; the
  2. Contraction of la; the

Usage notes

el is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-. la is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-, except before a following (h)i- or (h)u-.

Pronoun

l'

  1. Contraction of el.
  2. Contraction of la.

Usage notes

See above.

Declension


Esperanto

Article

l' (definite)

  1. (poetic) apocopic form of la the

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /l/

Article

l’ m, f (singular, definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of le, la The.

Pronoun

l’ m, f (third-person singular)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of le, la Him, her, it.
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Friulian

Friulian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
l'
i
feminine  la
l'
lis

Article

l’ m, f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of il, la the

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contration of li, from French lui.

Pronoun

l'

  1. Alternative spelling of l; contraction of li.

Ido

Article

l'

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of la the

Italian

Italian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
lo
i
gli
feminine  la le

Article

l’ m, f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of il/lo, la the

Ladin

Article

l' f (singular)

  1. the (before a vowel)

See also


Middle French

Article

l'

  1. elided form of le, la

Usage notes

  • Earlier manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lame ― the soul

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin ille, illa

Particle

l' m and f (singular and plural definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of 'o, 'a the

Old French

Article

l'

  1. (before a vowel sound) apocopic form of la/le; the

Usage notes

  • Original manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lame ― the soul