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Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
@jiliagre I don't think I misread you, I just do not agree with you when you use the words "French dialects" (dialects derived from French). And here again I do not agree with you when you assimilate Old French to the langue d'Oïl. There are several dialects qualified as langues d'Oïl and it's just one of them, Francien, that has evolved into what is now the French language.
Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
It's not me not wanting to refer to Picard, Gallo, Occitan and other Romance languages, as French dialects, it's just they have not evolved from the French language but directly from Latin, and have had an evolution parallel to that of French. They are no more French dialects than other Romance languages spoken in Italy or Spain or Switzerland... Dialects spoken in France are not necessarily French dialects.
Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
There was an awful typo in my previous comment - I meant Romance languages of course...
Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
Picard and Gallo although they are Roman languages (like Occitan or Lorrain and others) cannot be qualified as French dialects, they are dialects spoken in France, which is a different thing altogether. And someone may have a local accent without being able to speak the regional language, all you can say is that regional languages have influenced local accents, but that has nothing to do with the question asked.
Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
@Jiliagre OP is asking about dialects that are languages in themselves(and the want to know how many there are, to which the wikipedia answers). Regional accents are different things altogether. For example someone from Toulouse can speak French with a regional accent from Toulouse but they may not be able to speak the local dialect which is Occitan. Occitan being a regional language that in itself is divided into a variety of dialects.
Oct
14
answered « As-tu déjà… » ou « As-tu jamais… » ?
Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
The question is not directly related to the French language since regional languages are separate languages altogether and not varieties of French (such as Swiss French or Quebecois). Moreover the answer is freely available on the internet.
Oct
14
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
Wikipedia's article on the subject is very good, you can read it in French in English and a lot more languages. By the way you cannot refer to the language spoken in Catalonia as "Spanish" it is a different language and it is called "Catalan" (and it is spoken in some parts of southern France as well as the map in the wikipedia article will show you.
Oct
13
revised « As-tu déjà… » ou « As-tu jamais… » ?
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Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed « As-tu déjà… » ou « As-tu jamais… » ?
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed How to say “voted up” or “voted down” in French?
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed How is “watch strap pin” called in French?
Oct
13
answered How is “watch strap pin” called in French?
Oct
13
comment Encore heureux / Encore heureuse
@A.L Bien sûr que celui qui dit Encore heureux exprime, comme vous dites, « une opinion personnelle » et je ne vois pas comment il en serait autrement ; ce qui est heureux pour moi, ne l'est pas forcément pour tout le monde. En disant c'est dommage il exprimerait une opinion personnelle opposée mais qui s'exprime grammaticalement de façon tout aussi impersonnelle. J'ai ajouté dans ma réponse deux références qui ont la réputation d'être sérieuses. On peut signaler l'expression dans d'autres langues (it's lucky y menos mal que ein Glück) où le locuteur n'est pas le sujet grammatical.
Oct
13
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Oct
12
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Oct
12
comment A character named “Crâne de piaf”
@Drew OP posted on ELU after we advised them to do so, so fair enough on that point. The question should have remained closed or transferred in the first place. See original OP's question before it was edited and reopened.
Oct
12
reviewed No Action Needed Are there any good online resources for English/French parallel reading?
Oct
12
comment Science or technology related resources to learn French
Canal Académie is an Internet radio that has highly academic podcasts (with transcripts) but for subscribers (short extracts available free of charge). They have an agreement with CAVILAM that produces specific podcasts for learners of French.
Oct
12
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