Ellipse 1

ou

Ellipsis

Aposiopesis is becoming silent

L’aposiopèse est l’action de s’interrompre en parlant

where a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished

interrompue

s’interrompre

qui consiste à suspendre le sens d’une phrase

the ending to be supplied by the imagination

en laissant au lecteur le soin de la compléter

L’aposiopèse est une ellipse

proche de la réticence et de la suspension

Aposiopesis

is the use of an ellipsis to trail off into silence

To mark the occurrence of aposiopesis with

punctuation

an em dash — or an ellipsis … may be used

marquant une omission volontaire à des fins de raccourci

ou ellipse

Ellipses are signs of omission

falling short

tourner court

manquer

tomber dans l’ellipse

Il tombe en ellipse

ellipsism ellipsisme

The property of containing omission

il tombe en ellipse syncope ponctuation

Points de suspension

état supensif

suspendu

à la phrase qui précède

to represent an intentional silence

The em dash is used where a set of parentheses or a colon might otherwise be used

it can show an abrupt change in thought

be used where a full stop

period

is too strong and a comma too weak

virgule

Em dashes are used to set off summaries or definitions

Interruption of a speaker

Interruption by someone else

Self-interruption

Simple revision of a statement as one’s thoughts evolve on the fly

au vol

Contemplative or emotional trailing off

Either an ellipsis or an em dash can indicate aposiopesis

by which a sentence is stopped short not because of interruption

but because the speaker is too emotional

or pensive

Sorrow

to continue

Titre

that you’ll pass on the joke of being alive without

ever learning the punchline

Le discours journalistique

ou publicitaire

l’utilisent

pour une efficacité et une économie de mots En effet

l’ellipse permet de

raccourcir le message est en permettre la compréhension immédiate

indique au lecteur que la phrase précédente aurait pu être poursuivie

L’aposiopèse est s’interrompre

Long pause

Aposiopesis is becoming silent L'aposiopèse est l’action de s'interrompre en parlant where a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished interrompue s’interrompre qui consiste à suspendre le sens d'une phrase the ending to be supplied by the imagination en laissant au lecteur le soin de la compléter L'aposiopèse est une ellipse proche de la réticence et de la suspension Aposiopesis is the use of an ellipsis to trail off into silence To mark the occurrence of aposiopesis with punctuation an em dash — or an ellipsis … may be used marquant une omission volontaire à des fins de raccourci ou ellipse Ellipses are signs of omission falling short tourner court manquer to represent an intentional silence The em dash is used where a set of parentheses or a colon might otherwise be used it can show an abrupt change in thought be used where a full stop period is too strong and a comma too weak virgule Em dashes are used to set off summaries or definitions Interruption of a speaker Interruption by someone else Self-interruption Simple revision of a statement as one's thoughts evolve on the fly au vol Contemplative or emotional trailing off Either an ellipsis or an em dash can indicate aposiopesis by which a sentence is stopped short not because of interruption but because the speaker is too emotional or pensive to continue indique au lecteur que la phrase précédente aurait pu être poursuivie L’aposiopèse est s’interrompre Long pause

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