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Apr
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comment “L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?
@RomainVALERI: Ohh you mean the arthropod haha. Got it! But, no, my ticks are my nemeses; they do not share my noble polycephaly!
Mar
31
comment “L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?
@RomainVALERI: If I had more than one tick mark to give out, I would give you one! But, alas, I cannot take away the one I already gave to Dave. And he needs it more, given his lower score...
Sep
15
comment Is “ai” in “j'ai” and “finirai” pronounced exactly like “er” in infinitives?
@Joubarc: I understand. I was taught in school to pronounce both digraphs exactly the same; but I was hoping there might be very subtle difference or something that might be revealed by reading words out loud (testing portager v. porta j'ai against a friend who should try to tell which one you're pronouncing, something like that). As it appears there is absolutely no difference at all, perhaps the question isn't interesting at all either. In any case, thanks for your answer.
Sep
15
comment Is “ai” in “j'ai” and “finirai” pronounced exactly like “er” in infinitives?
@Dave: I would have liked to, but nothing grammatical came up, so I hoped people would just read the words aloud to themselves and assess their pronunciation. If portager is uniquely Quebecois, that might be a problem...
Sep
14
comment Substantifs en -tat et -ta : pourquoi les deux suffixes coexistent-ils?
You think -της and -tus (II) are etymologically related, or did I misunderstand? I believe the t's (adjectival morpheme) are related, and the s's (nominative morpheme), but not the vowels (different theme vowels?).
Sep
14
comment Etymology of the different uses of “temps?” / L'étymologie des homonymes de “temps”
I don't know where Wiktionary got this, but there was no tempus of the second declension in classical Latin: neither Lewis & Short nor the OLD have it. The OLD says tempestas ("bad weather") etc. just come from tempus, temporis, "time, etc.". I really think your second etymology is not right.
Sep
9
comment “L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?
Merci beaucoup! Your answer is just as good as Dave's, and your link in fact provides even more information—exactly what I needed! I've already ticked his answer off as accepted, but you both deserve ticks!
Sep
8
comment “L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?
Ahh merci beaucoup! That makes sense. This is exactly what I was looking for. I had no idea the t came from te, very interesting.
Sep
8
comment “L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?
@Knu: Je me sens comme tournant tout en rond: Wikipedia anglaise a tous, mais la française a tout! Quoi croire?
Sep
8
comment “L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?
Hah, qu'on sounds rather inappropriate indeed, never thought about that. Thanks for your explanation. Any reason why l was chosen instead of t, as in a-t-il? And is it never le in any other sentence, i.e. does it only ever occur before a vowel?