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September 08, 2021, 11:20 PM
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Thanks for the info. I was under the mistaken impression that Monaco was like Liechtenstein or Luxembourg, i.e., a tiny country large enough for a city to be its capital. Obviously not the case.
Monaco is only 2 square kilometers. I let you calculate the number of Monaco you could put in San Antonio.

With respect to Palestine, I think Ramallah is its present capital. Theoretically it's Jerusalem. Unfortunately Palestine is not strong enough to claim its rightful capital.
And Gaza is larger than many capital city in the world too. But I imagine that Palestine doesn't need a capital since its management depends largely on Israel. And when you see the management of Lebanon, I would say that the situation of Palestine is almost enviable.

My former boss, who spoke French, explained that e at the end of the word is always silent unless it has an accent (é), as in the word egalité.
That's right. I didn't even know this rule. But there are exceptions with pronouns: "le", "je"... Thus, je (I) and jeu (game) have the same pronunciation.

One problem with English and French is the huge number of silent letters which does nothing more than cause confusion. Spanish doesn't have this problem. Only the H and the U when followed by Q and used in gue are silent. Other than that all letters have sound, and only one pronunciation. A very easy language.
Since I learnt Spanish, I can tell you that it's pretty easy to learn the pronunciations of the words indeed. Even if the pronunciation of the double r doesn't exist in French, like in "perro" (dog). A French speaker will say" pero" (but) if he's not used to it.
However, the strict sequence of tenses is pretty difficult to handle in Spanish with the common use of the past subjunctive. If in French the present subjunctive is common, nowadays, most people no longer use the pluperfect or the imperfect subjunctive. For example you will say "il fallait que j'appelle Maher", or more simply, "je devais appeler Maher" (I had to call Maher), but if you were respecting a strict sequence of tenses, you would have to use the verb "appeler" with the imperfect subjunctive: "il fallait que j'appelasse Maher", but nobody says that.
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September 09, 2021, 09:55 AM
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Tonight, new videos are available on the forum.


The raft of the medusa by Géricault explained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUq9qMm9NtI



A flood emergency was issued in New York city as heavy rainfall due to Hurricane Ida impacts much of the region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbHGcJqyrM



This video shows how hard it is to get up in the morning to go to work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMNLrQW7_pU



BiBi monkey sleeps with Ody cat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhAhUNSlYJQ



Oceana - Body Rock Remix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9r7FfaOzMQ

September 09, 2021, 08:56 PM
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And Gaza is larger than many capital city in the world too. But I imagine that Palestine doesn't need a capital since its management depends largely on Israel. And when you see the management of Lebanon, I would say that the situation of Palestine is almost enviable.

If you refer to the West Bank (where Maher lives), then I agree. Even Maher, a Jordanian citizen who doesn't exactly like Israel, says he is better off where he is right now (Qalqilya) than moving to Amman. Unfortunately this is not the case for Gaza, at least according to the news media. No wonder the de facto capital is Ramallah.

However, the strict sequence of tenses is pretty difficult to handle in Spanish with the common use of the past subjunctive. If in French the present subjunctive is common, nowadays, most people no longer use the pluperfect or the imperfect subjunctive.

You're correct. I learned all this in school many years ago and don't remember it. In fact, I have yet to meet an adult Spanish speaker anywhere who actually knows these rules. And still the people continue speaking the language with no problem. 😀

September 10, 2021, 01:35 PM
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If you refer to the West Bank (where Maher lives), then I agree. Even Maher, a Jordanian citizen who doesn't exactly like Israel, says he is better off where he is right now (Qalqilya) than moving to Amman. Unfortunately this is not the case for Gaza, at least according to the news media. No wonder the de facto capital is Ramallah.

Well, I don’t know if Palestine is better than Jordan. But I’d be glad to visit the city of Amman.
Jordan is not a well-known country and in America, Jordan is probably most known as a basket ball player. For the Jordanians who want to go to Palestine, it might not be very hard since those 2 countries have many things in common: the same language and the same religion. The flags of both countries are almost identical. And Amman is only 50 km away from Ramallah.
In French, the West Bank is known as “Cisjordanie” and it’s not surprising since it was part of Jordan after its annexation on 24 April 1950. It’s only in 1967 that Jordan lost control of the West Bank to Israel after the six-day war.
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September 11, 2021, 03:37 PM
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Tonight, new videos are available on the forum.


Pharaoh Tutankhamun – Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVcUWsZe0Y



Hitler in Paris - The Secret 1940 Visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyKyuYq6l7c



At the restaurant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSOC1beATog


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September 11, 2021, 08:52 PM
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Well, I don’t know if Palestine is better than Jordan. But I’d be glad to visit the city of Amman.

I'm going by what Maher tells me. He said he's done the math many times and came to the conclusion that it is not in his best interests to move his family to Amman. He's also told me that things in the West Bank are not as bad as the news media would lead you to believe. According to him, despite the occupation you almost never see Israelis anywhere. Order is kept by the Palestinian police according to the treaty signed by Yassir Arafat and Yitzak Rabin in 1995.


Jordan is not a well-known country and in America, Jordan is probably most known as a basket ball player.

Sadly the level of education in the country is pathetic, at least when compared to other "advanced" countries.

In French, the West Bank is known as “Cisjordanie” and it’s not surprising since it was part of Jordan after its annexation on 24 April 1950. It’s only in 1967 that Jordan lost control of the West Bank to Israel after the six-day war.

And a few years later, King Hussein relinquished Jordan's claim on the West Bank and essentially gave it to the Palestinians.

September 15, 2021, 08:12 AM
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Today, new clips are available on the forum.


A documentary about the Nile river.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U2JXUVdVS4



The secrets of Saudi Arabia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7WYpi1S1mY



This economist is worried about the abyssal public and commercial deficit of France. In French.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmO7G0w7QAE



The Crab with the Golden Claws HD | The Adventures of Tintin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B1Jj_4J3fY


September 17, 2021, 12:56 PM
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Tonight, new videos are available on the forum.


The island of Socotra, in Yemen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4DncsyZj8



Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh: Amenhotep III
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp8ljHFDLFc



Japan: The North Korean Bastion I ARTE Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJJDNOiy_K4



Killer Instinct - The FBI Files
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_SjCcAymIQ


September 19, 2021, 10:50 PM
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Today, new videos are available on the forum.


Nighthawks by Edward Hopper: Great Art Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKIbT-4UFaE



The Island of the Last Surviving Mammoths
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCad77_c-LU



Death In The Delta | The FBI Files
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qVpUmsG0o8



Alice in Wonderland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82cywrFbY2Q


September 21, 2021, 08:41 PM
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I was glad to see in this message that humbert learnt the basics of English:
https://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1020.msg36956#msg36956
That’s why I’m going to talk about anglicisms in the French language today.


If some of you are learning French and if you are reading the books of Zola and Stendhal (I particularly enjoyed The Beast Within and The Red and the black), you will be surprised if you come to France because anglicisms are very numerous. And some words are so commonly used that each year new words derived from English are added as neologisms to the French dictionary. I guess that Humbert and Maher are going to be flabbergasted when they read the following text. Many French people would understand it pretty well. And some of these neologisms, like sponsor, email, planning (false anglicism for work plan) or flyer are much more used than their French equivalent.

Maher regarde le planning sur un flyer. Puis Il prépare son pitch car il a un meeting avec le team leader: humbert. Ils ont prévu de chatter sur le forum avec shadow.97, Vasudev et aa1234779, qui savent customiser les PC.
Maher et humbert manquent de cash pour leur projet et cherchent un nouveau sponsor pour acheter du hardware. Vasudev a d’abord checké les benchmarks du nouveau alienware et a donné son feedback à Shadow.97 qui a préparé un listing: il faut upgrader le PC de Maher avec de la DDR5
Humbert and Maher ont une deadline serrée et aa1234779 va devoir speeder pour trouver les composants. Il envoie alors un email à Maher qui le forwarde à Humbert.

Now here is the same text without anglicism.
Maher regarde le programme sur une affichette. Puis il prépare son argumentaire car il a une réunion avec le chef d’équipe: humbert. Ils ont prévu de bavarder sur le forum avec shadow.97, vasudev et aa1234779 qui savent améliorer les performances d’un ordinateur.
Maher et humbert manquent d’argent pour leur projet et cherchent un nouveau mécène pour acheter du matériel informatique. Vasudev a d’abord vérifié les performances du nouveau alienware et a donné son retour d’expérience à shadow.97 qui a préparé une liste: il faut mettre à niveau l’ordinateur de Maher avec de la DDR5.
Humbert and Maher ont une date butorir et aa1234779 va devoir se dépêcher pour trouver les composants. Il envoie alors un courriel à Maher qui le transmet à Humbert.


Note that fewer anglicisms are used in Canada and the anglicisms above would probably not be used by a French speaking Canadian.
French in Quebec is considered the most regulated language in the world indeed. The inhabitants of Quebec have resisted assimilation in a sea of ​​English speakers for centuries.In Canada, Bill 101, or the Charter of the French language, makes French the official language of Quebec and guarantees that every Quebec citizen has the right to receive government services in French, obliges the public to communicate to the public in French and in particular establishes the Bureau de la langue française du Quebec and the Superior Council of the French Language. By most parameters, the law has been successful. French Speakers represent the vast majority of the population and Quebec is one of the few places in the world where English is in decline. More controversial, Bill 101 obliges all people, even English speakers, to send their children to French-speaking schools, to promote francization (think of the "Stop” sign in France which is a “Arrêt” sign in Quebec) in the public sphere and impose severe sanctions on companies which don't communicate correctly in French.
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