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Post by ezwa » March 29th, 2008, 12:47 pm

Hi, Ellis!

I might actually consider recording it (not for some time as I have a lot on my plate lately).
Would you offer to prooflisten?

There actually are several editions available on Gallica2.bnf.fr, from 1789, 1806, 1895, ...
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Post by eli_christoff » March 29th, 2008, 4:32 pm

Hello, Ezwa!

I am sure I would listen to your recording with immense benefit and pleasure, but - the fact of the matter being that I am a beginner in French - I could hardly offer any proof listening at all here, unless... it should take you a couple of years to get the rest of what's on your plate quite done away with! :)

Thank you for the links included, I have sought such for a long time.

I do hope your to-read list should prove shorter than my learning abilities!
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Post by ezwa » March 30th, 2008, 11:41 am

Hi Ellis,

I hope it won't be in two years time.
But as the list of books I'd like to record is getting bigger and bigger and my time, to the contrary, tighter and tighter, you might very well be fluent in French by the time I get started ;) (not sure you'd need to be to prooflisten though).

I'll let you know anyway.

See you around!
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Post by eli_christoff » March 31st, 2008, 5:07 am

ezwa wrote:Hi Ellis,

I hope it won't be in two years time.
Thank you for keeping my hope alive, Ezwa!
But as the list of books I'd like to record is getting bigger and bigger and my time, to the contrary, tighter and tighter, you might very well be fluent in French by the time I get started ;) (not sure you'd need to be to prooflisten though).
No worries here - this is a natural state when wish-lists are growing and our hands are getting farther and farther from them. You see, plans are made to be pushed into reality or... rather push US into it!

Come to think of it, I now believe - and not solely to encourage you! - that I could start proof-listening this instant, and - believe me! - I am going to be very serious, text in hand, following every syllable pronounced and even repeating it aloud! This is going to be a real proof-learning of French.
I'll let you know anyway.
Thank you! By the by, is there any difference between the French spoken in Belgium and ... to the South of Belgium?
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Post by ezwa » March 31st, 2008, 12:00 pm

Hi Ellis,
eli_christoff wrote:... This is going to be a real proof-learning of French.
It would be a way to learn, indeed.
eli_christoff wrote:... By the by, is there any difference between the French spoken in Belgium and ... to the South of Belgium?
Euh... What do you mean by the French spoken in Belgium and the one spoken in the South of Belgium?
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Post by eli_christoff » March 31st, 2008, 12:15 pm

I mean the French of France...
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Post by ezwa » March 31st, 2008, 1:02 pm

eli_christoff wrote:I mean the French of France...
Oh! Now I understand the "to the".
I got confused as French is spoken in the South of Belgium (Dutch/Flemish is spoken in the North) and that part came to my mind when reading "South of Belgium".

Well, there are some expressions that you'll find in Belgium which are not used in France (but than, the same can be said between different regions in France and even Belgium itself, though it is small).
The main differences I can think of are the way we say 70 (septante in Belgium, soixante-dix in France) and 90 (nonante in Belgium, quatre-vingt-dix in France) and the way we pronounce the letter "w" (for instance, the word wagon is read "vagon" in France, "ouagon" in Belgium).
Other than that, nothing much comes to my mind.

As for the accents, there is a variety. Some are typically Belgian, others are similar to some French accents.

Did I answer your question?

Good evening!
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Post by eli_christoff » March 31st, 2008, 1:29 pm

Thank you, Ezwa! That sounds encouraging to a foreign listener. I am most grateful to you!
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Post by eli_christoff » April 3rd, 2008, 6:38 am

This is one of my favourite melodies (not off-topic here!):

http://www.coucoucircus.org/series/generique.php?id=960

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Post by ezwa » April 4th, 2008, 9:27 am

Lovely, Ellis.
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Post by hefyd » April 26th, 2008, 2:51 am

If one of our Francophone contributors could read Manon Lescaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manon_Lescaut
for us, it would be a great addition to the catalogue-it's a famous, and much-set [Puccini for one] book, and in my opinion completely misunderstood if regarded as a love story.It's also quite short ! hefyd
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Post by Aldor » April 28th, 2008, 4:15 pm

It's a nice book but a long one too. I can participate but I cannot be alone to do it.

Thanks for the idea.

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Post by ezwa » April 29th, 2008, 2:40 am

I'd be game. But not before mid/end of June, at the earliest.

Text links: http://gallica2.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k2049492.r=manon+lescaut.langFR or
http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Manon_Lescaut .
I trust Gallica's more even thought the one on wikisource is handier.
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Post by mremark » November 7th, 2008, 1:29 pm

I would like to volunteer to read this short novel in French.
[FRENCH] Les Dimanches d'Un Bourgeois de Paris - Maupassant

I haven't read for LibriVox.org yet. Should I start with an English book since my first language is English. I can read French though as well but my accent isn't as pure as a Francophone.

Let me know. I'm eager to read!

thanks,
melissa

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Post by Didier » November 7th, 2008, 1:53 pm

mremark wrote:I would like to volunteer to read this short novel in French.

I haven't read for LibriVox.org yet. Should I start with an English book since my first language is English. I can read French though as well but my accent isn't as pure as a Francophone.

Let me know. I'm eager to read!

thanks,
melissa
Bienvenue, Melissa !

I'd say if you're eager to read, just read--and record of course ;-)
Go ahead! (Besides, Maupassant is a very good choice :D )

Bonne soirée !
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