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#46 Aquarelle

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 14:46

Vivement les vacances!  Il ne reste que cinq jours à travailler.


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#47 Witzend

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:06

Felicitations a tous les grandparents to be!

Il y a dix jours, c'etait bon que j'etais assise (avec un grand G et T) quand j'ai appris via un email de ma fille, qu'elle est enceinte et le Bebe,une petite fille, sera nee en janvier.
C'est un bebe 'surprise' parce que ma fille et son mari avaient decide il y a plusieurs mois que leurs deux enfants - 4 ans et presque 3 ans, were enough, although s'ils etaient plus jeunes et plus riches, there would have been pas de question about a numero trois.

Malgre tout ca, nous sommes tous tres heureux. Ma fille et son mari avaient attendes jusqu'a apres un 12 semaines scan pour savoir que tout va bien, avant de nous dire.

Mon beau frere (nous etions chez lui en France) a cherche tout de suite une bouteille de Champagne pour celebrer!
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#48 Aquarelle

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:33

Félicitations pour cette bonne nouvelle!


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#49 Misterioso

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:10

Nous se serons pas les grand-parents apres tout; la femme de son fils a perdu son bebe. sad.png


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:51

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#51 Witzend

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 13:02

Nous se serons pas les grand-parents apres tout; la femme de son fils a perdu son bebe. :(


Je suis tres triste pour vous tous. Je comprends parfaitement comme c'est si difficile et horrible - ma fille a perdu deux bebes avant qu'enfin sa petite fille est arrivee. Mais apres ca, tout etait bien avec no. 2.

J'espere do mon coeur que trouverons la meme chose. Je peux ajouter que plusieurs amies de ma fille - elles etaient toutes 37-38+ - ont aussi perdu 1, 2, ou meme 3 bebes avant qu'enfin leur premier petite fille ou fils est arrive.

Je vous souhaite toute bonne chance. xx
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 17:45

Both my church choir and secular choir have Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine in their repertoire and I sometimes struggle to mould North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire accents into listenable French! I am content with most of the pronunciation apart from the very first opening phrase from the basses. When we see the words tres haut, our instinct is to pronounce the s. However, I am convinced that French choirs on Youtube elide the words so that "tray" is heard.

 

Your opinions most welcome! 


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 18:16

Both my church choir and secular choir have Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine in their repertoire and I sometimes struggle to mould North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire accents into listenable French! I am content with most of the pronunciation apart from the very first opening phrase from the basses. When we see the words tres haut, our instinct is to pronounce the s. However, I am convinced that French choirs on Youtube elide the words so that "tray" is heard.

 

Your opinions most welcome! 

There are two "h's" in French, one "aspirated" and one "mute". You can't elide with the "aspirated" ones and "haut" is one of those. So you're right in assuming that the "s" in "très haut" is not pronounced (and, to French ears,  it actually sounds a bit daft if you do pronounce it)...

Hope that helps,

 

Elephant (who, for what it's worth,  has lived in France since very young (French family, etc.), 


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 20:49

Cher Elephant,

 

merci pour votre reponse!


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#55 fsharpminor

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:36

Remember this song Eléphant ?

 

Un éléphant que se balançait.,

Sue une toile d'araignée

Il trouvait ce jeu si interessant,

Qu'il alla chercher un autre éléphant

 

Deux éléphants qui ce balançaient..... etc

 

Encore Trois . Quatre  , Cinq .........   (apologies for any syntax or grammatical errors)


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#56 chris13

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 12:21

Je suis horrifie.


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 13:38

Pourquoi, chris13?  Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé?  Peut-etre ca commence avec "B"? 


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#58 chris13

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 13:41

Nous avons Monsieur Le Trump mineur.


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#59 fsharpminor

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 15:19

Oui, il s'appelle Alexander Boris de Pfeffer Johnson !  


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#60 chris13

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 15:58

Oui, il s'appelle Alexander Boris de Pfeffer Johnson !  

Vraiment, mais je ne parle plus.


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