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by tomgosse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Jim's French log
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Jim's French log

Jim wrote:Thanks Tom, I'd love to join the group.

Bienvenue Les Voyageurs !
by tomgosse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Jim's French log
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Jim's French log

Welcome to the forum. We look forward to following you. If you like, I will add your log to our Les Voyageurs French group.

Bon courage,
Tom
by tomgosse
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: Scheduled downtime this Sunday (update: very soon now)
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Downtime very soon!

We're almost ready to take the site offline and to migrate it to a new, standalone AWS account! This will allow us to know how much the site costs to run each month, and it will mean that site no longer runs off of rdearman's personal server (or my own, like it has been this week). So sometime in t...
by tomgosse
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: THE FORUM HAS BEEN HACKED (AND FIXED, AND MOVED TO A NEW SERVER) - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Replies: 33
Views: 1501

Re: THE FORUM HAS BEEN HACKED (AND FIXED, AND MOVED TO A NEW SERVER) - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

If we ever needed a reminder of why we left HTLAL, here it is. Nobody likes outages, but they happen from time to time. The difference here at LLORG is: 1) The administrators communicated with us 2) The administrators fixed the problem in a timely manner This didn't happen at our former home in the...
by tomgosse
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.
Replies: 281
Views: 20180

Re: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.

Bonjour mes amis, It seems as if there is all ways something going on in my life that slows down my study of French. For the last two weeks I have been reading some theological/spiritual books getting ready for Pascha. Then last week my brother hurt is back at work, and I have been playing nursemaid...
by tomgosse
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Language challenges & teams
Topic: April Vocabulary Challenge
Replies: 81
Views: 2294

Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Tom GOSSE
Language: French A1
Estimate of pre-April vocabulary: ~100
Goal: 1000+
Words Learned in April: 100
by tomgosse
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 990
Views: 46351

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

I am finding a listing of French synonyms a bit difficult to come by What would you be looking for in a list of synonyms? A short list? Almost every word has oodles of synonyms. Larousse publishes a dictionary of synonyms and am sure there are plenty of others as well. Here is an online dictionary ...
by tomgosse
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)
Replies: 127
Views: 4880

Re: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)

All Brits sound weird when they try to do American. :D I think that Brits sound better doing an American accent than Americans doing a British accent. I would love to find a course on how to do a British accent. To be specific, an Estuary or London accent. :) Really? I have spent most of my life tr...
by tomgosse
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Great Literature = Better Listening Skills?
Replies: 68
Views: 4478

Re: Great Literature = Better Listening Skills?

I'd agree with emk that French is a special issue when it comes to the differences between the written literary language and the spoken language. It's quite one thing to read the long and descriptive sentences of great French literature and quite another thing to listen to informal speech with its ...

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