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by Laurent
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Which political party do you prefer?
Replies: 17
Views: 4725

Err. Here in Quebec, the government claims to be liberal and socialist. As a result, richer people pay a mass of taxes and there is a mass of services that are offered to the population compared to elsewhere. Where's the problem? Poorer people enjoy most of the services (people not working don't eve...
by Laurent
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Which political party do you prefer?
Replies: 17
Views: 4725

Hehe! I was sure I would be the only one voting for conservative...! I guess it's more common outside Quebec (I'm truely an exception in here!). Anyway, I would be curious too, to know exactly about what country you were talking about.
by Laurent
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The most vapid, but (for me) entertaining POLL..
Replies: 77
Views: 17868

Hum? English grammatically harder than French? Hum...! As Episcopus said, possessive adjectives, in English, are very easy. Don't forget to consider the following though: - Verb tenses (two really different ones in English (the other ones are just combinations), at least fifteen different ones in Fr...
by Laurent
Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vem är Fransman?
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Hey. "He remained peaceful, whatever was happening at the time." French equivalent: "Il s'abstint de toute réaction et ce, en dépit des divers événements troublants." or "Il demeura impassible malgré tout ce qui se tramait." As you know, there are many possibilities for everything, in French: it's a...
by Laurent
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

I didn't say they were dummies. :) All I said is that I'm way more interested in learning the historical and mythological context in which Latin was being used than how I would speak it if it were a common language, today, which is not the case. I guess it's just a matter of taste. As for the audio ...
by Laurent
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Hey. Darn, I took a look at "Latin Sans Peine" and... It wasn't what I was expecting at all. Then, I asked the seller for other available french books about Latin and was pretty disappointed again. Yet, I was rather looking for a book about "Classical Latin", not one about how to use Latin nowadays ...
by Laurent
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Hahaha. I don't see what frustrations I should anticipate, right now, but I'll see, I guess. Anyway, very luckily, I've been told there was another library that might have it... Called them... Learned that they had it... Reserved it... And I'm going to fetch it this afternoon. Hehe, no wait. :D As f...
by Laurent
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Yep, you were right about the two editions of "Latin Sans Peine": the difference is about the audio tapes. Pretty strange though: a difference of eighty dollars for a few hours of latin? Anyway, I guess I'll order the book and wait. :) For those of you who know a little of French, I was wondering ho...
by Laurent
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Ok, I understand your confusion: I'm Canadian, not French. Most provinces in Canada are anglophone. Only Quebec isn't (second biggest province), which is the reason why Canada is a bilingual country. And I didn't go on "Assimil" website, I went in two different libraries, to see if they could get th...
by Laurent
Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Hey. I seached for "Latin Sans Peine", but obviously, it's not a common book and I would need to wait for a month. It's pretty strange, in fact, since obviously, French is based on Latin while English only has little similarities with Latin... :?:
by Laurent
Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Hehe. Thanks, Two days ago, I thought I was crazy about wanting to learn latin. :P I'm pretty happy to see I'm not the only one in such situation. :D

I'll look for "Latin Sans Peine" and for the talk you were talking about. Thanks for the pointers.
by Laurent
Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Haha. Yes it is. / Oui, oui.

I admit I don't know exactly how to say "maternel" in english, but anyway. "main" sounded good to me. Hopefully this clarified the question.
by Laurent
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

French lessons?

Hi. As the subject states, I'm just wondering whether someone knows some French books to learn Latin. Not that I don't understand English, but rather that I would prefer learning in French (main language for me)... Thanks. :)