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Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Oct
23
revised Comment dit-on « Let's do it » en français ?
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Oct
23
revised Comment dit-on « Let's do it » en français ?
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Oct
23
answered Comment dit-on « Let's do it » en français ?
Oct
22
reviewed Leave Open What are “cuir” and “velours” liaisons?
Oct
22
comment “Qu’est-ce que tu fais ?” vs. “Tu fais quoi ?”
Tu n'as pas fait de lien vers la page en ligne où tu as lu ça mais je pense que c'est celle-ci. C'est une faute de frappe, bien entendu ce devrait être écrit : Pourquoi as-tu dit ça ? [Whey did you say that]. Ton titre ne correspond à la question que tu poses, j'espère que j'ai bien compris ce que tu demandais. Bien entendu il ne peut pas remplacer tu.
Oct
21
revised Is “magasin” a false cognate or a false friend to “magazine”?
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Oct
21
answered Is “magasin” a false cognate or a false friend to “magazine”?
Oct
21
revised Is “magasin” a false cognate or a false friend to “magazine”?
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Oct
21
comment Is “magasin” a false cognate or a false friend to “magazine”?
@bronxbomber92 False cognates and false friends are not the same thing. But FL is not the place to discuss about it and the issue has an answer on linguistics.
Oct
20
comment Comment dit-on « How did you learn French? »
C'est tout à fait correct. On pourrait aussi dire « Comment avez-vous appris le français ? ». Voir cette question et sa réponse sur les façons de poser une question
Oct
20
revised La liaison est-elle obligatoire entre « en » et un gérondif ?
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Oct
20
comment La liaison est-elle obligatoire entre « en » et un gérondif ?
@Aerovistae it's a bit more complicated than that, some liaisons are forbidden, some are compulsory and others are optional. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaison_%28French%29
Oct
20
answered La liaison est-elle obligatoire entre « en » et un gérondif ?
Oct
15
comment « As-tu déjà… » ou « As-tu jamais… » ?
@Sifu Non. Je suis en ce point d'accord avec le commentaire de Stéphane Gimenez à la réponse qui a été effacée sur cette page.
Oct
15
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
@Vincent Indeed some linguists debate about the notions of language or dialects but no linguist will refer to the dialects (or "regional languages" as others call them) spoken in Spain as Spanish (cf "dialects that separate the Spanish spoken there"). Spanish (also called Castilian) is the language of a large part of Spain, in another part they speak a different Romance language called Catalan. That's history and highly referenced and not subject to debate.
Oct
15
comment How many French dialects are there in France?
@Jiliagre Whatever way you choose to use assimilating langue d'Oïl and Old French is a complete misconception of the history of languages and French in particular.
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.