vortellen

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Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (originally) IPA(key): /ˌfɔr'telːən/ or IPA(key): /ˌfɔr'tɛlːən/
  • The raising of /ɛ/ to /e/ might have been blocked by /lː/, hence the actual pronunciation is unknown.

Etymology[edit]

vor- +‎ tellen. Cognate with Dutch vertellen and German erzählen.

Verb[edit]

vortellen

  1. to tell, to narrate, to recount

Usage notes[edit]

See notes on vor-.

Related terms[edit]