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Old 02-06-2013, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Sorry I wasnt clear, I meant when Quebec francophones speak english (dont know about French)..at least I notice this.
Yes, there is a big difference when speaking in English. It is certainly an accented speech but likely closer to proper English. For example the English ''th'' sound is generally a ''D'' when said by French Canadians, but somewhere between a ''z'' and an ''s'' by people in France.

Dis eez de house

vs

Zees eez ze house
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Yes, there is a big difference when speaking in English. It is certainly an accented speech but likely closer to proper English. For example the English ''th'' sound is generally a ''D'' when said by French Canadians, but somewhere between a ''z'' and an ''s'' by people in France.

Dis eez de house

vs

Zees eez ze house
yupp that sounds about right
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Yes, there is a big difference when speaking in English. It is certainly an accented speech but likely closer to proper English. For example the English ''th'' sound is generally a ''D'' when said by French Canadians, but somewhere between a ''z'' and an ''s'' by people in France.

Dis eez de house

vs

Zees eez ze house

You mean Quebeckers don't talk like this?!


Pepe' Le Pew - The Cats Bah 1954 Hilarious! - YouTube
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yes, there is a big difference when speaking in English. It is certainly an accented speech but likely closer to proper English. For example the English ''th'' sound is generally a ''D'' when said by French Canadians, but somewhere between a ''z'' and an ''s'' by people in France.

Dis eez de house

vs

Zees eez ze house
Tunder for thunder.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Francophone Canadians also tend to omit the H when there is one, but add one where there is none.


You don't hunderstand - I want to go to the 'ospital.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Francophone Canadians also tend to omit the H when there is one, but add one where there is none.


You don't hunderstand - I want to go to the 'ospital.
My mother was from Quebec City but I grew up in Vancouver. I didn't even know she had an accent until elementary school when one of my friends pointed it out. I actually had trouble saying certain english words at first, like iron, tiger, and negative.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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To the best of my knowledge French from france do not pronounce their r's...
Oh lordy, you obviously never heard French spoken.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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Oh lordy, you obviously never heard French spoken.
sue me...maybe they do...but its not even close to as pronounced to my ears as North Americans
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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sue me...maybe they do...but its not even close to as pronounced to my ears as North Americans
It is pronounced differently, but it is everywhere in French. I don't think Geography Freak was intentionally being rude, but just surprised as I was that someone would think that the French don't pronounce their " r's ".
After all, there is an " r " in their country's name that is pronounced. This clip explains it a bit more.
It's not easy to pronounce at first, that's for sure.


Pronouncing the French / r / --additional exercices - YouTube
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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I don`t buy that french and english didn`t have a an exchange of pronunciation over the last few hundred years.

Most languages tend to mimic their neighbors in some way or another. Even if they languages are not remotely related.

There something about quebec french, and canadian english, that share something in terms of intonation or something.

If I had better ears I`d be able to point it out but unfortunately I don`t.
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