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Re: Qosmiani website

From:D Tse <exponent@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 22:49

Hey Christophe, while I'm "talking" to you, I have a French question:
I've read that in certain regions like the Midi, people (or some
still use the passé défini as the usual past tense in speech
due to Occitan influence)... it that true?
Just on the same topic, in Southern Italy, they often use the corresponding tense in Italian (passato remoto) as the usual past tense, that is, replacing the more common compound form passato prossimo. Usually the passato remoto is used when referring to long-ago events (eg historic events) and is used in books, I believe. Imperative