Le thème C4C français

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Le thème C4C français

Post by Robert Baxter » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:06 pm

C'est le sujet pour les Français.

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:13 pm

:x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

I'm now next door. :arrow:

or:

:x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

Je suis maintenant à côté. :arrow:
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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Ben Wilson » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:24 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I'm now next door. :arrow:
Really? I could swear from the post data you were posting from the same address as Robert.

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:34 pm

C'est pour les francophiles ainsi que les francophones !

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Robert Baxter » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:42 am

Jeff Clayton wrote:C'est pour les francophiles ainsi que les francophones !
For Francophiles and Francophones ?
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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Andrew Feist » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:46 pm

Robert Baxter wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:C'est pour les francophiles ainsi que les francophones !
For Francophiles and Francophones ?
Has this become the Smith-Smythe-Smith Prize for Unseen Translation (French)? If so, I think we may need a harder text next time, Jeff.

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Jeff Clayton » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:32 pm

How 'bout noooo that wasn't the jist. I was responding to Robert's initial post that the thread is "pour les français" - why not open it up to all people from French-speaking countries and those for whom French is not their native tongue?

J'ai le malheur de vous rappeler d'ailleurs qu'aucun français participe sur ce site - un fait qui rendrerait cette piste redondante sinon.

However, if you would like a harder text, I can certainly dig one out. Would you like one with historical value and sector-specific vocab not found in a standard Collins-Robert, perhaps?

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:14 pm

Jeff Clayton wrote:J'ai le malheur de vous rappeler d'ailleurs qu'aucun français participe sur ce site - un fait qui rendrerait cette piste redondante sinon.
I have the ????? of you ????? ????? ????? french contestant on the site - a do rendering ????? ??????? . I'm not good at French.
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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Robert Baxter » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:30 pm

I have the misfortune to remind you also that no French people participates on this site - a fact that makes this thread if not redundant.
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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Jeff Clayton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:04 pm

I take this opportunity though[1] to remind you that no French person participates on this site - a point which would otherwise render this thread redundant.

[1] "D'ailleurs" would emphasise the intended negative context but "avoir malheur" is very personally possessive and doesn't translate well into our modest English.

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Jeff Clayton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 pm

Just spotted a grammatical error. I should've put a "ne" between "français" and "participe" - ne aucun inverted.

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Miriam Nussbaum » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:38 pm

Kunpa minulla olisi toinen äidinkieli! Yksikielisyys on äärrettömän tylsää…varsinkin jos vain osaa englantia…

Sorry, wrong 'F' language. :lol:

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Jeff Clayton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:06 pm

Assuming it refers to the language or nation, how come "englantia" figures in that translation?

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Re: Le thème C4C français

Post by Miriam Nussbaum » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:36 pm

I was trying to say "If only I had a second native language! Monolingualism is infinitely boring…especially if one only knows English" (i.e., as I do). (Mostly just for the sake of making a semi-on-topic post in the French thread but in Finnish. :D)

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