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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:39 pm

So it seems: http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/grammar/adjectives_position.shtml.
The web page shows a few other adjectives whose meaning varies whether placed before or after the noun it modifies, ancien and cher among others.
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Postby arthaey » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:58 pm

Spanish also has the same sort of thing with a few adjectives. Do all Romance languages share this? Was it more or less pronounced in Latin?
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Postby Tillumadoguenirurm » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:26 am

DaveBee wrote:Duolingo explains adjectives: propre.
ma propre voiture — my own car
ma voiture propre — my clean car
I knew propre could mean 'my own'/clean. I did not know it's position relative to the noun determined the meaning.


The word propre can have some ofther meanings as well. http://www.wordreference.com/fren/propre

(At least in expressions.)
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby Ogrim » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:35 pm

arthaey wrote:Spanish also has the same sort of thing with a few adjectives. Do all Romance languages share this? Was it more or less pronounced in Latin?


If I remember my Latin correctly, the meaning of any adjective does not change depending on its position before or after the noun. Word order in Latin was much more flexible than in the Romance languages because of the case system, and especially Latin poets would play with this to respect the various poetic meters when writing.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveBee » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm

I've just found out that Smurfs are:

1. Belgian, not french. (I begin to see why Mrs Christie made her francophone detective Belgian, all the characters you think are french turn out to be Belgian! :-) )
2. Schtroumpfs, not Smurfs.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveBee » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:11 pm

The last line of Le Corbeau et le Renard inludes a 'y'.
Jura, mais un peu tard, qu’on ne l’y prendrait plus.
Does the 'y' affect the meaning, or is it there to make the line sound better?
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Postby Arnaud » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:56 am

DaveBee wrote:The last line of Le Corbeau et le Renard inludes a 'y'.
Jura, mais un peu tard, qu’on ne l’y prendrait plus.
Does the 'y' affect the meaning, or is it there to make the line sound better?

It's the archaic form of "qu'on ne l'y reprendrait plus".
So obvisouly removing the "y" changes the meaning: with it, it means that the crow won't fall again in the same trap, without it it means that the crow won't be caught/taken again (by sth/smo)
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:11 pm

People might find this episode a good source for TV shows http://francaisavecpierre.com/apprendre-le-francais-avec-des-series-francaises/
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby Woodsei » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:59 am

Hi Tomgosse, Everyone,

I'm getting back into languages, and will be taking up French. I was wondering if you are still open to accepting new members? I am a total beginner - did some French back in grade school, but that's just about it. I would appreciate all the support and team spirit, that's for sure!

I will be studying a little something everyday, as I am still in school and have a pretty long and tough grad career ahead of me. As such, my updates might be irregular, but they will be there. I will also follow others as much as possible.

Thanks! It's good to be back :)
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Postby tomgosse » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 am

Woodsei wrote:Hi Tomgosse, Everyone,

I'm getting back into languages, and will be taking up French. I was wondering if you are still open to accepting new members? I am a total beginner - did some French back in grade school, but that's just about it. I would appreciate all the support and team spirit, that's for sure!

I will be studying a little something everyday, as I am still in school and have a pretty long and tough grad career ahead of me. As such, my updates might be irregular, but they will be there. I will also follow others as much as possible.

Thanks! It's good to be back :)

Bienvenue! Welcome to the group. I've added your name to the group. Let me know when you start a log and I'll add a link to it.

Tom
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