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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

LOL french is complicated...........


Says she who is just about to make some scownes, or is that skonnes!Wink [;-)]  I say skonnes, incidentallyWhistles [Www]

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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

Yummm!
Skons for me, too, idun! See, or even dee skons would be better still!

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Don't forget that the ex President Pompi-doux once said after hearing an English person talking that English is only French pronounced badly Woot! [:-))]

I have a way that the French could save a fortune on their printing bills. All they have to do is to print the letters in a word that the actually pronounce Cool [8-|] We do the same but not to anywhere near their degree.

And where the hell do you get the sound 'WA' from 'OIE' Confused [8-)]

John.

Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else.
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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

Saves starting a new thread, what the hell is the following supposed to be and what does it mean?

 

Y a pu qu’à

 

Vous n'avez qu'à demander (or whatever the final verb) I get but the above doesn't mean that, it was in the context of the following E-mail message telling me that I have qualified for and am signed up for the semi-finals of the cross country championship.

 

Hello  à tous

Vous êtes inscrits au demi finale

Y a pu qu’à

isa

 

The final "isa" is a contraction of the sender Isabelle, do you think the "hello" is for me or just being trendy?

 


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Does it perhaps mean "all you have to do now is......................" ?

 

If so then I'm gratified that she didn't use "euuuhhh............................." Big Smile [:D]


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Yes, it does.

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Someone just explained to me that its very common now for correct speech to be so contracted that it becomes like baby talk, in this case plus being contracted to pu is a step too far for me, with all the trailing euuhhs here where people are not capable of making a coherent sentence I am used to having to guess what people want to say but are seemingly incapable of but the lack of the final verb would make one think that they are using the past participle of pouvoir.
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Re: French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

Jonzjob wrote:
Don't forget that the ex President Pompi-doux once said after hearing an English person talking that English is only French pronounced badly




I think that Victor Hugo said that first - or at least before.
Andy

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