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I am a language and IT specialist. My current activities include:

  • development of various web sites, including the compilation and back-end development of language dictionaries and learning materials (incorporate Java Servlets and MySQL);
  • software development, including various titles published for iOS;
  • language translation, with a focus on specialist IT translation between French, Spanish and English;
  • web articles devoted to Java programming with a focus on performance.

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Sep
14
comment « Je viens d'Allemagne » ou « je viens de l'Allemagne » ?
Pour un résumé situé dans le cadre d'une analyse plus moderne, voir Rowlet (2007), "The Syntax of French", pp. 43-44. usir.salford.ac.uk/1355/1/Rowlett_The_syntax_of_French_ms.pdf
Dec
11
comment When to use “en” vs “dans”?
Re the countries, "en" is generally used with feminine singular countries and with masculine (singular) countries beginning with a vowel: so "en Irak", "en Iran", "en Afghanistan" etc. There are a handful of cases of variation (e.g. both "à Haïti" and "en Haïti" are used, though I think the latter is more common nowadays).
Dec
11
comment When to use “en” vs “dans”?
These are some good rules of thumb genearlly. You may want to think about: set expressions where 'en' emphasises the 'utility' of an action whereas 'dans' emphasises the 'physical location/movement' (e.g. "mettre dans la soute" vs "mettre en soute"); also cases where 'en' is effectively forced to become 'dans' due to an article being inserted (e.g. "en français" vs "dans un français soigné"); in reality, the situation with regions, notably French departments, is also much more complex than you make out!
Dec
2
comment Existe-t-il des mots trop rares pour être dans le dictionnaire?
Tout d'abord, il faut reconnaître qu'il n'existe pas "LE" dictionnaire. Il existe des centaines voire des milliers de dictionnaires, tous rédigés par des rédacteurs humains conformément à ses critères de sélection particuliers.
Dec
2
comment Existe-t-il des mots trop rares pour être dans le dictionnaire?
Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire par "correct"? Autorisé par Dieu?
Nov
27
comment Can we use the pronoun “se” with every verb?
A very broad answer is that all of these meanings are possible, but some interpretations tend to take precedence over others when there is ambiguity, and in some cases you need to disambiguate. I've added some more details in my answer below.