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Hello from the Great white north, New here!
#21
Ekwarph Wrote:Bienvenue "à" Gayspeak sounds strange.
For me, the only one working is "sur". Couldn't explain why though! Big Grin

Maybe it is different in Canadian French, in this case, I stop here… Big Grin

The right form is "sur" but you will indeed hear some people say "à" or "chez" which is wrong but hey I'm just a guy on the Internet... What do I know? LOL
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#22
Jake Wrote:The right form is "sur" but you will indeed hear some people say "à" or "chez" which is wrong but hey I'm just a guy on the Internet... What do I know? LOL

Never heard, but why would this be so illogical finally? Big Grin
French is insane sometimes.

Bienvenue "sur" would be for a virtual platform, website, service etc.
Bienvenue "à" would be for a town
Bienvenue "en" a feminine country or a period
Bienvenue "au" a masculine country
Bienvenue "chez", at someone place.

Those who created this language had to be racist to make such stupid rules!

Well, I guess, we can find the same in English. I make dozen of mistakes, but as long I get understood. English speaking people usually don't dare to correct when one makes mistake. That's a pity, I think. :p


EDIT: ARGH I even found other counter-examples!
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#23
Ekwarph Wrote:Never heard, but why would this be so illogical finally? Big Grin
French is insane sometimes.

Bienvenue "sur" would be for a virtual platform, website, service etc.
Bienvenue "à" would be for a town
Bienvenue "en" a feminine country or a period
Bienvenue "au" a masculine country
Bienvenue "chez", at someone place.

Those who created this language had to be racist to make such stupid rules!

Well, I guess, we can find the same in English. I make dozen of mistakes, but as long I get understood. English speaking people usually don't dare to correct when one makes mistake. That's a pity, I think. :p

Well here's another example... how do you say 96 in French, France, Canada and some countries in Africa, say "quatre-vingt seize" Belgium say "nonante six", and septante for 70 and octante for 80. You can argue as much as you want with them they'll keep on arguing that they have the right version (while in fact both can be used). However the story behind nonante, septante and octante take roots in Middle-Age, Frenchmen had the habit of counting 20 by 20, therefore, 30 was 20 and 10 (2 dis) , 40 was 2 times twenty (2 vins) - note that vins isn't a spelling mistake here it was written like this in Middle age), 60 was 3 times twenty (3 vins). This system is called "visécimal" meaning counting by twenties.

Logically, it would be more grammatically correct to continue with septante, octante and nonante but you're French and you know very well that tradition is important. And well you recall the history of France kings and the former region, which I don't remember that composes Belgium today, which host the castles of Artois always have been very stiff with the kingdom of France. Maurice Druon may have turned it into a novel, but the story he used to create his infamous Robert D'Arois is based on real events.

When France changed to the new system, Belgium would keep the old one just to annoy the French lol. However both system are correct if they are in the great dictionary of L'Académie Française this means that they both can be used and considered correct.
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#24
Jake Wrote:Well here's another example... how do you say 96 in French, France, Canada and some countries in Africa, say "quatre-vingt seize" Belgium say "nonante six", and septante for 70 and octante for 80. You can argue as much as you want with them they'll keep on arguing that they have the right version (while in fact both can be used). However the story behind nonante, septante and octante take roots in Middle-Age, Frenchmen had the habit of counting 20 by 20, therefore, 30 was 20 and 10 (2 dis) , 40 was 2 times twenty (2 vins) - note that vins isn't a spelling mistake here it was written like this in Middle age), 60 was 3 times twenty (3 vins). This system is called "visécimal" meaning counting by twenties.

Logically, it would be more grammatically correct to continue with septante, octante and nonante but you're French and you know very well that tradition is important. And well you recall the history of France kings and the former region, which I don't remember that composes Belgium today, which host the castles of Artois always have been very stiff with the kingdom of France. Maurice Druon may have turned it into a novel, but the story he used to create his infamous Robert D'Arois is based on real events.

When France changed to the new system, Belgium would keep the old one just to annoy the French lol. However both system are correct if they are in the great dictionary of L'Académie Française this means that they both can be used and considered correct.

Yes, that's interesting. Wink

The belgians are the less logical here, cause they have the 70 and 90 as you said, but kept the quatre-vingts, while the swiss have the octante, septante, nonante… Frog
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#25
BrianNorth Wrote:Welcome! I'm a province over Big Grin.

Thank you neighbour Smile Kingston sounds like a lovely city. Would love to visit one day!
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#26
Arkansota Wrote:I thought that Quebec was considered east coast

Canada is funny! Because some may call British Columbia West Coast, no one call our east coast east cost. Some may call it Atlantic provinces or the Maritimes but technically Québec isn't part of those definitions.
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#27
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome Smile
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#28
welcome to GS , its always nice to see new members and good to have a new voice in the threads..hope you like the place Smile
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#29
MountLogan Wrote:Thanks everyone for the warm welcome Smile

Here's some hot chocolate....[Image: Hot-Chocolate-cynthia-selahblue-cynti19-...24-771.jpg]
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#30
Thanks rareboy, you already know me well, I freaking love Hot chocolate lol
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