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Old November 22nd, 2015, 12:47 AM   #32841
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Is Corsican French significantly different than mainland French and/or Provençal French?
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 12:58 AM   #32842
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Not sure to be honest, Corsican itself is of course though. Sometimes I don't understand what people say to me but that happens everywhere in France. People have told me to expect to be thrown off by Corsican words but I don't know if what I don't understand is Corsican or just French words I don't know. I find written Corsican fairly easy to understand though, it reminds me of Portuguese quite a lot, the is 'a' and 'u' as well. Male 'the' is 'o' in Portuguese but that's pronounced as a 'u' as Surburbanist well knows.
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 01:47 AM   #32843
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Not sure to be honest, Corsican itself is of course though. Sometimes I don't understand what people say to me but that happens everywhere in France. People have told me to expect to be thrown off by Corsican words but I don't know if what I don't understand is Corsican or just French words I don't know. I find written Corsican fairly easy to understand though, it reminds me of Portuguese quite a lot, the is 'a' and 'u' as well. Male 'the' is 'o' in Portuguese but that's pronounced as a 'u' as Surburbanist well knows.
I have a Dutch colleague taking Portuguese lessons (in a formal course with university-trained language teachers offered by a university; for some reason he's very bored with Europe and wants to go live in Brazil with his Brazilian girlfriend), and he's having a hard time, not only because of the gender flexion (something most Anglo-German-Saxon language natives struggle in general when learning Romance languages) but also because of the mess about vowel sounds in spoken Portuguese. This makes it particularly hard for people who learn to speak, as adults, as if they were children training phonetics, because then they associate the name (sound) of vowels with the wrong pronunciation when they are incorporated in non-stressed syllables.

I was taking a look at his study materials, they are using, predictably, European Portuguese materials, which is fine of course, though I've seen Brazilian Portuguese materials that omit the 2nd person flexion of verb conjugations as it is only used in extremely formal contexts out there.
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 01:49 AM   #32844
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Portuguese sounds like a drunk Russian trying to speak Spanish
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 06:56 AM   #32845
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 11:39 AM   #32846
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what engine do you have in 106? if it is 1.4 diesel, you will probably forget visiting gas stations (in the early 90es it was known as far the most fuel economic engine).

(btw if i was at your place, i would think of something like 2CV, R4 or similar, to be real French )
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 02:28 PM   #32847
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Corsican as a language itself is much more similar to Italian than French.
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:06 PM   #32848
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A huge pack of snow fell in Roskilde, Denmark. Reports are indicating 40 - 60 centimeters.





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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:19 PM   #32849
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That is correct. Here in Køge- region is the same.

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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:44 PM   #32851
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 04:23 PM   #32853
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First migrants moved into a new tent camp in Western Denmark yesterday- they also got a lot of snow over there.

Seeking asylum they are told that their stay is temporary and that they cannot apply for reunification with their families for three years.

Guess things are a bit stretched in Germany and Sweden when they think that's better....

Good news for all the migrants sleeping in the streets of Malmö yesterday: They were allowed to spend the night in local mosques and churches.... No reports of neither flowers nor teddy bears.
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what engine do you have in 106? if it is 1.4 diesel, you will probably forget visiting gas stations (in the early 90es it was known as far the most fuel economic engine).

(btw if i was at your place, i would think of something like 2CV, R4 or similar, to be real French )
Yes because litres per 100 km was very low
But also km per hour was very low too
so several months between gas stations
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 10:04 PM   #32855
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Sounds like an English / German mix :)

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(Holstein Low German: Sennt vun mienen … mit …)

Low German influenced Danish a lot (and of course other Continental Scandinavian languages as well), so reading is often not a big deal, but understanding spoken Danish is really a mess.
It was hard in school classes to get good grades in oral tests. ;-)

The Danish even make fun of the fact, that they sometimes can't catch the other's meaning due to the variety of dialects https://youtu.be/s-mOy8VUEBk
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 09:03 PM   #32856
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This is a Norwegian comedy sketch making fun of Danes!
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I was wondering how an uneven coverage the Italian Wikipedia has. While it has many articles about things that are very local or otherwise of a dubious encyclopedic relevance, it lacks some important pages about international current event, such the current civil war in Yemen, the Ankara massacre, the Odessa massacre in 2014 and the recent Bamako hotel attack.
For topics that aren't specifically related to Italy, I use the English version.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 04:16 AM   #32858
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Low German influenced Danish a lot (and of course other Continental Scandinavian languages as well), so reading is often not a big deal, but understanding spoken Danish is really a mess.
It was hard in school classes to get good grades in oral tests. ;-)

The Danish even make fun of the fact, that they sometimes can't catch the other's meaning due to the variety of dialects https://youtu.be/s-mOy8VUEBk
Yes. The Danish language is a perversion of German (For the better, says the Dane). But: Please don't pervert your argument by dragging Iron Maiden into it...... Don't study history. You're not going to have any. Your future lies in understanding Arabic & Farsi. And God Bless you for it. or not
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hm, i think that Arabic and Farsi native speakers don't like each other too much.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #32860
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Portugese in a very odd way sounds somewhat similar to Albanian.
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