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by Speakeasy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Lost in Translation: Protégez-vous
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Lost in Translation: Protégez-vous

Cainntear wrote: ... they decided to just look at a label and replace the French for China with USA.
Hmm, perhaps the labelling was actually a clever political statement. Oops, we're not allowed to go there!
by Speakeasy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Lost in Translation: Protégez-vous
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Lost in Translation: Protégez-vous

Pretty much screams "made in Peoples Republic of Not USA". Merci pour vos commentaires! In Québec, most articles produced in the U.S.A. are labelled with the simple "Fabriqué aux É.U." or "Produit aux É.U." What drew my attention to this particularly poor translation o...
by Speakeasy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Lost in Translation: Protégez-vous
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Lost in Translation: Protégez-vous

Protégez-vous is a Québec-based publisher of consumer guides, et cetera. An amusing feature of the organisation's monthly magazine and website is the section "Hein?" wherein errors of translation into French, submitted by the public, are posted. While many of the examples are amusing, I f...
by Speakeasy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: German Dictionaries & Grammars
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: German Dictionaries & Grammars

Grammars for Beginners: General Advice The following reflects my view on the selection and use of grammars by Beginners. When it comes to choosing a grammar, my experiences have led me to the paradoxical conclusion that, for the Beginner, “less is truly more”, and my recommendation is that one shou...
by Speakeasy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Study suggests even moderate drinking could affect language fluency
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Study suggests even moderate drinking could affect language fluency

... This discussion ... has been used to make a swipe at the UK (as well as the USA) for having poor diet, low standards of living and drinking habits that are not 'normal' (normality here being defined by subjective prejudice)... ... It is very simple, a study made totally in today's fashion. Choo...
by Speakeasy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: L'allocution en mohawk qui a fait le tour du monde
Replies: 1
Views: 130

L'allocution en mohawk qui a fait le tour du monde

I hesitated a bit before posting the link to this article in the "La Presse" but, given the encouraging story that it reveals, I thought that some members might appreciate it. Apparently, this event was widely reported in media around the world. I tried locating versions of it English, but...
by Speakeasy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Selecting a Dictionary: L1, L2, L1/L2
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Selecting a Dictionary: L1, L2, L1/L2

... I posted this question elsewhere on the forum (but including Grammars and being specific to German) before reading your post. https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5967&p=76112#p76112 Now, what should I do with that post? Delete? From a purely technical standpoint, it...
by Speakeasy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Selecting a Dictionary: L1, L2, L1/L2
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Selecting a Dictionary: L1, L2, L1/L2

Recently, a fellow member asked me for my recommendations of a German-English/English-German dictionary. I thought about this for a while and, rather make specific recommendations, I decided to open a new discussion thread dealing with the more general question of “selecting a dictionary”; that is, ...
by Speakeasy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Cortina Russian and Japanese (FSI Languages database)
Replies: 25
Views: 3448

Re: Cortina Russian and Japanese (FSI Languages database)

Origins of the Cortina Russian Audio Recordings In May, 2017, member polyglotpondrings requested information concerning the origins of the Cortina Russian audio recordings under the discussion thread “Cortina Method Audio.” With a view to completing the record under this discussion thread, I have c...
by Speakeasy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Cortina Method Audio
Replies: 45
Views: 2935

Re: Cortina Method Audio

Origins of the Cortina Russian Audio Recordings Returning to the matter of the Cortina Russian 78 rpm vinyl record sound files, I received an Email from Jpazzz this morning, who kindly offered the following additional information: As to polyglotpondrings’ observations “Second, the structure of the ...

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