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  1. #61  
    My French teacher was also the highschool Spanish teacher and mostly taught Spanish.. and was a native of Spain.. So what does that tell you about my dialect of French?

    Although my mother is a native French speaker we had trouble for many years just understanding each other when we spoke French.. Her's was more Canadian-slangish in origin and from her perspective my French is more of a Spanish-Parisian mix.
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  2. #62  
    Originally posted by Alli
    If you don't mind using the manual tailleur. My kids revert to using pens cause I don't have an electric sharpener!
    What grade do you teach? (I wasn't **allowed** to use a pen until college.)
  3. #63  
    Originally posted by EricG
    Although my mother is a native French speaker we had trouble for many years just understanding each other when we spoke French.. Her's was more Canadian-slangish in origin and from her perspective my French is more of a Spanish-Parisian mix.
    I was once out with my boss and his wife (native Parisians both) and we were sitting near a couple speaking French in a decidedly Québecois accent. My boss' wife turned to me later and asked "what language were they speaking!"
  4. #64  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon

    What grade do you teach? (I wasn't **allowed** to use a pen until college.)
    High school. They can write in blood if they want - as long as they write large enough for my old eyes to read it. hehe! Come to think of it...with some of our students, that's a strong possibility. <sigh>
  5.    #65  
    Well I always see the post numbers on the main discussion page, but it never sunk in. For some reason it did and I decided to do some calculations.


    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    yardie, what made you start thinking about this?
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  6.    #66  
    Hehe. Some people can be so cynical.


    Originally posted by njchris


    I think to add another msg to the post count??!?
    My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?
  7.    #67  
    So Toby felt right into Kelly's trap .. again.

    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    AHA! I knew my attempts to speak en francais would lure Toby out of the woodwork

    Comment t'allez-vous, mon ami acadian?
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  8.    #68  
    Well two of the posters in the top 11 are Canadians -- Yardie and Hoser (now back in Canada).


    Originally posted by Alli
    /me puts all attempts at posting in French on /ignore

    Meanwhile, I'm starting to see some regional influence on the number of posts. Is there anyone in the top 10 from the midwest or central states? Seems they're either in warm places where nothing slows down the talking but the style of living, or up no'th where y'all have to do something to stay warm...I just never pictured posting as that activity.
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  9.    #69  
    I would hope so. Aren't you still in high school?


    Originally posted by miradu
    And I can read French too! At least highschool languages are STILL fresh in my mind
    My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?
  10. #70  
    Yuppers!
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  11. #71  
    miradu, you couldn't beat me at nintendo if you had a hydrolically powered baseball bat.
  12. #72  
    Ahh.. but if i had a nucular powered one i could! and you know what? I think i might have one in my closet right now.. *runs to go get it*

    no... n/m.. I don't have a nucular device...., the government would kill me if i did.. however I do have quick nimble thumbs, and a good additude!
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  13. #73  
    Originally posted by Alli


    Sharpen. <sigh>
    Thats not what my dictionary said
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  14. #74  
    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    Thats not what my dictionary said
    Which is why you must never try the one word at a time trick of translating by dictionary. My alltime favorite example of that is:

    Je mademoiselle ma mere.

    Any guesses as to what that means when taken *literally*?
  15. #75  
    I miss my mother.......
  16. #76  
    You got it. But that isn't exactly what it *means*, is it. If it were as simple as looking up words in a dictionary, any 4th grader could translate.
  17. #77  
    Originally posted by Alli
    You got it. But that isn't exactly what it *means*, is it. If it were as simple as looking up words in a dictionary, any 4th grader could translate.
    Agreed, but if you don't know 1 verb in the sentense and know the rest it is the only way...

    Besides I knew I was a bit off, hece the '???'...
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  18. #78  
    Originally posted by ToolkiT


    Besides I knew I was a bit off, hece the '???'...
    You're dealing with a teacher here and you want me to cut you some slack?

    Seriously, the problems I encounter stem from the fact that the children's grasp of their native language is so poor to start with that they don't know a noun from a verb in the first place. And thanks to ebonics and the removal of final consonants, they are hopelessly lost in matters of tense.
  19. #79  
    Originally posted by yardie
    So Toby felt right into Kelly's trap .. again.

    mwwwaahahahahah....
  20. #80  
    Originally posted by yardie
    Well I always see the post numbers on the main discussion page, but it never sunk in. For some reason it did and I decided to do some calculations.
    I think it would be interesting to compare the amount of posts per user when they first joined to the amount they post after a week, a month, etc.

    of course, the longetivity around here is typically based on the camraderie, more that the visor anymore....
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