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Re: Pads is confused again

 Loiseau wrote:
Exactly. It's the way we learn our mother tongue, after all. Young children start by banging out simple requests/orders: "Drink!" "More!" etc, and gradually progress to structured sentences. It's just the same with picking up a foreign language by talking/listening to native-speakers. Chancer, do you ever put the (French) subtitles on when watching French tv programmes? I often do that if it's something like a gangster mpovie, with lots of mumbled asides, and plenty of slang. It's surprising what words are in there, when you see them written down! Angela

Which is why Angela speaks in a mumble with plenty of slang!Devil [6]

Of course, many young children remain at that linguistic level until well beyond adolescence  - thus the young adult whine of "More" or "Money" goes on for years and years and years and years and years....


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Re: Pads is confused again

When I first arrived many people remarked "tu parle comme un petit negre".

I think it was using every verb in the infinitif form that did it!


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Re: Pads is confused again

 Chancer wrote:

When I first arrived many people remarked "tu parle comme un petit negre".

I think it was using every verb in the infinitif form that did it!

Ha, ha!


Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: Pads is confused again

J'avoir, J'être, J'aller etc Smile [:)]

I came unstuck when I decided that I should perhaps pronounce the "e"'s as everyone just kept ignoring me and laughing.

It sure aint easy pronouncing  jeavoir, jeêtre and jealler Stick out tongue [:P]

I have to say I did actually come across a couple of people in Eymet who managed tp make themselves understood by speaking like that, but they were quite accomplished having had years of practice.


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Re: Pads is confused again

 woolybanana wrote:

Which is why Angela speaks in a mumble with plenty of slang!Devil [6]



...with liberal sprinklings of Vendée expressions, Wooly - that I pick up along the way but which shock my French friends from elsewhere when I slide them into polite conversation!  Blush [:$]

Angela

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