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Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Dec
23
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
comment Etymology of “queue” from “cue”
@ChrisW And the question is about etymology: "Etymology of “queue” from “cue” ". If OP didn't want an answer about etymolgy, then their question is badly phrased.
Dec
22
comment Etymology of “queue” from “cue”
@ChrisW My answer is : "spelling was not fixed in those days". The why is in only speculation. If you want to speculate you can say that the spelling was fixed according to the pronunciation. The pronunciation /kø/ corresponds to the spelling queue ; in French cue is be pronounced /ky/.
Dec
21
answered Quand parle-t-on de grains et quand parle-t-on de graines ?
Dec
20
revised What does a sentence starting with “pas” mean?
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Dec
20
revised In this sentence, do we use “journalisées” or “journaliser”?
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Dec
20
answered Etymology of “queue” from “cue”
Dec
19
comment Ceinture et bretelles
Cette expression est un calque de l'anglais que certains ne prennent même pas la peine de traduire.
Dec
17
comment L'emploi de « ladite » en un mot prévaut-il toujours sur l'emploi de « la dite » en deux mots ?
projet-voltaire.fr/blog/regle-orthographe/le-dit-ou-ledit
Dec
15
comment Using the definite article in generic statements
Saying Je suis en montagne means I'm doing some sort of activity on the mountain (trekking/skiing, etc) If I say je suis à la montagne it means I am somewhere in the mountains but I can very well stay in the valley below and never set foot on the mountain
Dec
15
revised Using the definite article in generic statements
minor typos
Dec
15
comment Using the definite article in generic statements
Je suis en montagne and Je suis à la montagne, are indeed both correct statements but you forgot to say they do not mean the same thing, which for a learner of French is far from obvious.
Dec
15
revised « S'approcher » et « s'approcher de »
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Dec
15
revised « S'approcher » et « s'approcher de »
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Dec
15
comment What is the etymology of the word “dada” as it is used in French to mean “horse” (cheval)?
Voici la référence donnée par le {Le dictionnaire historique de la langue française (sld Alain Rey): « Formation onomatopéique du langage enfantin désignant le cheval (1508). »
Dec
13
revised Why are there three groups of verbs in French?
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Dec
13
answered Why are there three groups of verbs in French?
Dec
13
revised Why are there three groups of verbs in French?
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Dec
9
answered Usage of 'hot' meaning 'good-looking' or 'attractive'