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Old Feb 17th 2020, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The French for Walkie Talkie is


wait for it


Talkie Walkie (completely true)
https://www.last.fm/music/Serge+Gain...+Talkie-Walkie
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The French for Walkie Talkie is


wait for it


Talkie Walkie (completely true)
The Quebec French for Walkie Talkie is

émetteur-récepteur portatif


http://gdt.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/ficheOqlf..._Fiche=8399489
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
The Quebec French for Walkie Talkie is

émetteur-récepteur portatif


émetteur-récepteur portatif
Yep, that's the Québécois for you. French is just too easy......
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The French for Walkie Talkie is


wait for it


Talkie Walkie (completely true)
This actually made me LOL. No idea why, but there you go.
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
The Quebec French for Walkie Talkie is

émetteur-récepteur portatif .....

I wonder what Quebecois for "portable transmitter-receiver" is?
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I wonder what Quebecois for "portable transmitter-receiver" is?
Obviously it's marcher-parler.

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I wonder what Quebecois for "portable transmitter-receiver" is?
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I wonder what Quebecois for "portable transmitter-receiver" is?
You could submit your query (in French, and in triplicate) to the Office Quebecois de la Langue Francais.

But here’s another wrinkle;

L'appareil a beaucoup évolué sur le plan technique depuis quelques années. Dans le monde commercial, on semble préférer une appellation renouvelée : émetteur bidirectionnel.
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You could submit your query (in French, and in triplicate) to the Office Quebecois de la Langue Francais.

But here’s another wrinkle;

L'appareil a beaucoup évolué sur le plan technique depuis quelques années. Dans le monde commercial, on semble préférer une appellation renouvelée : émetteur bidirectionnel.
Aaaargh! Gender confusion has reached Quebec!!! .....Office québécois de la langue française, n'est pas?
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Aaaargh! Gender confusion has reached Quebec!!! .....Office québécois de la langue française, n'est pas?
Grr. I know I typed “francaise” NOT “francais.” Bloody autocorrect changed it. (And yeah I ignored the cedilla too. )
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
Grr. I know I typed “francaise” NOT “francais.” Bloody autocorrect changed it. (And yeah I ignored the cedilla too. )
I guessed it was a typo, but the opportunity was too good to miss. Such correction automatique would be interesting in other parts of the world - the Portuguese for Grandfather and Grandmother is avô and avó, so avo would be an interesting concept.... (and yes, the pronunciation is a bitch... I just close my eyes and jump!). Without doubt there are examples where losing an accent can change the meaning of a word even more......
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