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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:08 pm

So what do you think about the future of French?

France plans to oust English language from EU meetings
https://news.yahoo.com/france-plans-oust-english-language-162327665.html
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Le Baron » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:34 pm

Do they ever give up? :lol: Maybe it will clear the way for Germany to later abolish French as a working language in the EU, since more people speak German as a first language in the EU area.

If the French (language purists) weren't so hostile to Esperanto they'd probably do very well with it - try doing the Esperanto course on Duolingo from French, it's easier than from English for those who know it. Instead those people pushing French in the way they do prefer to behave like Napoleon. I don't think a country which generally ignores or suppresses its regional languages should be listened to on language diversity policy.

They're a bunch of blockheads.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Xenops » Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:08 am

Carmody wrote:So what do you think about the future of French?

France plans to oust English language from EU meetings
https://news.yahoo.com/france-plans-oust-english-language-162327665.html


At the very least, they are reinforcing their reputation.

But we love them anyway. :D
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby FrenchHero » Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:48 pm

Carmody wrote:So what do you think about the future of French?

France plans to oust English language from EU meetings
https://news.yahoo.com/france-plans-oust-english-language-162327665.html


French is the de-facto work language in the EU, at least in the political sphere. It's even more important than German, in my opinion. I, for once, didn't think much of it since I already speak English, Spanish and Portuguese... you can imagine that for me, learning a new language from scratch could sound boring. But ever since I've joined a francophone work enviroment, I've realized how many opportunities I've missed because I refused to learn the language.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Le Baron » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:32 pm

Un petit cadeau pour amuser (et exaspérer) les étudiants de français. Une vraie pagaille déguisé comme un langage clair et logique...'... ;)

https://youtu.be/a2TWBBxwhbU
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby IronMike » Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:03 am

Of possible interest to this group, Andrei, author of The Untranslated blog (a great blog and at least one page of it is worth reading by everyone here), is starting a book club. The first book is French: Le maréchal absolu by Pierre Jourde.

The main goal of the Book Club is to encourage learners of a foreign language to read a long, challenging novel in that language reviewed on my blog.


Caveat emptor: this is a Patreon thing, so it would cost you. Also: I gain no benefit from advertising this. I simply love reading his blog and want to support him.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:24 am

In the last episode of season 2 of Les Petits Meurtres, Marlène learns to speak English. This is easy for her, as it turns out that English is just French pronounced differently, super! :-)

"Un cadavre au petit déjeuner" is currently available via revoir.tv5monde.com.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:24 am

Can someone tell me what region in France this accent is from? She says she is from the West Coast. Can anyone be more specific?

I totally love it.



ASMR is of course a whole separate topic....
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:41 pm

Carmody wrote:Can someone tell me what region in France this accent is from? She says she is from the West Coast. Can anyone be more specific?
It just sounds like a French accent to me :-) but some big towns on the west coast are Bordeaux, la Rochelle and Brest.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:43 pm

Well, a quick stroll down Youtube lane searching on French Accents turned up some videos about different French accents. As usual, no help to me, cause they all sound indistinguishable, except Canadian, to my ears. :)
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