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Thread #13384 Message #1547801
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
23-Aug-05 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Plaisir d'Amour
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plaisir d'Amour
A good version, mentioned only incidentally in previous posts.
Comments on comments- Joe Offer- "trust her pronunciation only in Greek." Nana M., born into a well-to-do family, went to a private French-speaking school in Switzerland for part of her education (design and fashion).
Pronunciation of 'toute'- most French say 'toot.' Complications here: tout as adv. pronounced 'too,' tout as adj. pronounced both 'too' and 'tout,' tout as pronoun or noun is pronounced 'too.'
Toute in a phrase pronounced 'toot' (e. g., de toute facon = dih toot fah-sohng), but in some regions 'too-tuh is used.
Toutes les fois que- 'toot'....
Complicated, no? The above from my old notes on French. I learned only enough to deal with technical French as a degree requirement.