s'

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English[edit]

Particle[edit]

s’

  1. See -s'.

Asturian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s'

  1. Apocopic form of se before a vowel

Catalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s’

  1. Contraction of es.

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

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.

Pronoun[edit]

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 reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s’ (third person)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of si

Usage notes[edit]

Elides commonly before i.

See also[edit]


Manx[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish is.

Particle[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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


Neapolitan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s’

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of se

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French se < Latin .

Pronoun[edit]

s'

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

Old French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s'

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