Help with French, please--The French pronunciation thread

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Post by Cori » June 12th, 2013, 5:37 am

Actually, would it be okay to merge it to this thread? viewtopic.php?f=23&t=40008 If we keep a single thread for requests, then there's more chance Francophones will be following that thread and get a bat signal when it's posted. :D
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Post by y2kdaddio » June 12th, 2013, 5:45 am

Looks like a perfect spot Cori. I didn't even know that was available, after all this time. I can post it there if you would like or do you want to move it? Don't want to duplicate efforts.

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Post by Cori » June 12th, 2013, 5:50 am

I have the power :D Now all we need is a French-speaker!
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Post by LibbyG » June 12th, 2013, 6:21 am

I can read that for you! I'm not a native speaker, but I have been studying French since I was 11.
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Post by LibbyG » June 12th, 2013, 9:39 am

Voila: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/xx/frenchtext.mp3

I said "read by Libby Gohn" at the beginning of the file. You can use that as my voice credit, or read it yourself, whichever makes more sense.
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Post by y2kdaddio » June 13th, 2013, 4:41 am

Thanks Libby!

How 'bout I give credit like this? At the beginning of the chapter we narrate, "Read by Tom Weiss. French passages read by Libby Gohn"

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Post by LibbyG » June 13th, 2013, 5:44 am

y2kdaddio wrote:Thanks Libby!

How 'bout I give credit like this? At the beginning of the chapter we narrate, "Read by Tom Weiss. French passages read by Libby Gohn"
That's fine!
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Post by Maskmaker » June 23rd, 2013, 4:47 am

Hi everyone

I hope someone might be able to help me. I'm about to record a section from David Hume's 'An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals', and I could do with someone more experienced in French to advise me on good pronunciation.

I have the phrase:
J'aime la vertu, sans rudesse; J'aime le plaisir, sans molesse; J'aime la vie, et n'en crains point la fin - ST.EVREMONT

I also have a reference in a footnote to 'Boileau' and 'Reflexion 10 sur Longin'.

I could have a go at these words and phrases, but if at all possible I'd really value anyone's assistance, maybe in the form of a short audio example.

Thank you so much.
Anthony

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Post by RuthieG » June 23rd, 2013, 5:07 am

Here you go, Anthony (sorry, I put Ted for some inexplicable reason). I'm not a native, but it should be OK.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/xx/frenchbitsforTed.mp3

Ruth

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Post by Maskmaker » June 23rd, 2013, 5:12 am

Oh thanks so much for this Ruth. I wondered if it was me you meant. I'll answer to most things, but Ted is a first :-)

This is wonderful. Thank you.

Anthony

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Post by RuthieG » June 23rd, 2013, 5:31 am

Yes, sorry to confuse. I was thinking of Mask o'Glass (Ted Delorme) you see, who has just changed his forum name to GlassMask because the new software would no longer allow the apostrophe. I am easily confused...

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Post by Veggrower » August 15th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Hi,

I've come across a short French sentence in a piece I'm recording, which contains two contractions of words which I can't interpret, not being a French speaker. The phrase appears on a sun-dial, and refers to the maker's name of the dial, and I think that the two shortened words may refer to the maker's (Victor Chevalier's) profession (or maybe not). If possible I'd like to read the whole phrase in full if anyone can work out what the words are, and I'd also appreciate any help with pronunciation :) .

The words seem to be: Jng r, and Brev t

and here's the page where they appear:

http://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1893bVol.ViJul-dec#page/n319/mode/1up

Thanks for any help,

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Post by Loveday » August 15th, 2013, 12:26 pm

Ingénieur Breveté? I found this link: http://historydb.adlerplanetarium.org/signatures/search.pl?search=1;signature=chevalier;edit=1 (the fifth entry from the bottom seems to refer to that illustration, I got the suggestion from the next but one entry below). I think it means something like "chartered engineer".
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Post by Veggrower » August 15th, 2013, 10:53 pm

Thanks for that information, and the link to Victor Chevalier. The words you suggested seem likely, so I'll now go ahead with the recording.

Thanks again,

Garth

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » August 23rd, 2013, 7:10 pm

Hi there! I have a two phrases in french over at Ruth Fielding. After skimming the chapter I decided to read it, but I need help with two phrases. Would someone mind recording those phrases and giving me the link?
Here's the phrases:
"Oui, oui,"
"Comme il faut,"

Thank you!
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