French adjectives ending in -et
French has a few adjectives that end in -et in the written masculine form. For example: complet (complete) and net (clear).
As for as pronunciation is concerned, these forms aren't too difficult:
The final t is pronounced in the feminine form, but not in the masculine form.
As is often the case, the spelling system makes things look at bit compliceted. There are two spelling patterns that adjectives ending in -t can follow:
Feminine forms ending in -ète
There are a few common adjectives ending in -et whose feminine ends in -ète. Most of these have been adopted in English:
Other adjectives: feminine in -ette
The feminine of other adjectives ending in -et is conventionally written with -ette. For example:
Adjectives ending in -el
1. The feminine of the now obsolete word quiet (from which inquiet is derived) is also written quiète in modern spelling.