The word Passage (a movement in dressage) has a different meaning and pronunciation to the word Passage (taking a trip or tunnel).

Can this pronunciation difference be highlighted by use of a French accent mark?

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    Where have you seen they have different pronunciation?
    – Toto
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 9:09
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    @Toto: I think the OP refers to the English pronunciation. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 15:33
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    Welcome to the site, is that horseback riding or dogs or what? Thank you!
    – user3177
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 23:57
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    There aren't any accent marks on passage in French. So, no. Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 0:57

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In French, every instance of "passage" has the exact same pronunciation. There are more than two.


You can't write accents in French if they're not initially part of the word - it's a spelling error.

In French, both meanings of the word passage you're referring to are written and pronunciated identically.

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