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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:08 AM

 

HE SPEAKS FRENCH....and Good French At That.....




Mayor Pete is drawing us in.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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Reply HE SPEAKS FRENCH....and Good French At That..... (Original post)
LovingA2andMI Tuesday OP
CaliforniaPeggy Tuesday #1
applegrove Tuesday #3
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California_Republic Tuesday #4
Qutzupalotl Tuesday #10
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:10 AM

1. I can hear the French, but I could not translate.

 

Has anyone provided a translation?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:28 AM

3. Here is my translation on another thread. Keep in mind I'm not a language person.

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/128770313
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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:37 AM

6. Thanks so much, my dear applegrove!

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:28 AM

4. I'd love to see the translation

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:25 AM

10. Here is a translation:

 




“To the people of France I would like to say that Notre Dame Cathedral was like a gift to the human race. We share the pain but we also thank you for this gift to civilization.”
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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:46 AM

12. Thanks so much!

 

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:21 AM

2. C'est magnifique qu'il parles comme ca... c'etais tres gentil de Mayor Pete.

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:35 AM

5. I Detected a Slight American Accent Myself!

 

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:40 AM

7. That is normally to be expected.

 

Normally, when someone learns a new language later in life, they cannot get the accent just right.

Only babies and small children get it right. I believe this is because their hard palates are not yet hardened and so their speech shapes it.

Of course, there are always those geniuses who can learn any language at any age and be perfect at it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:45 AM

8. I Was Being Facetious--I Don't Speak French. But I'm Guessing He Does, Just As You Said

 

But he IS too good to be true. And as a native South Bender, I am thrilled at how he is doing. Right now I'd like to see a Harris/Pete ticket, but with more exposure, I might flip the order!
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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:53 AM

15. I believe it's a bit less hard palate than it is hard brain.

 

You build a language map in early life. For some of us the neural connections of that map are drawn in permanent marker, indelible and unchangeable, and once we reach a certain age, the marker dries up and will give no more. For the lucky among us, these lines are drawn in fine artists pencil, constantly able to remold, shape and grow.

Neuroplasticity. It's a lovely thing.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:18 AM

9. He is not drawing me in. (eom)

 

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Response to StevieM (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:41 AM

11. Lol resistance is futile.

 

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:49 AM

13. une tres bonne reponse!

 

à notre Pete!
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:53 AM

14. KnR

 

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:00 AM

16. My French is kinda rusty...

 

but I think there’s an expression of shared sadness, and of the gift that Notre Dame is to civilization.

Very nice accent, and delivered with genuine sincerity. It’s been a LOOOOOONNNNNNG time since I learned French - in school.
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:21 AM

17. He's too smart to be President.

 

We like 'em dumb and dirty here. Too bad. Seemed like a nice guy.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:36 AM

18. "Drawing us in" is right!

 

He's pretty incredible. I would be proud to have him as my president. Hell, I'm proud that he's American!
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