Re: Quebec English
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 5, 2002, 20:58|
Matt M. scripsit:
> The following are a list of the words you used that I've never heard an
> anglophone in Quebec say:
I accidentally deleted the authorial attribution: Howard Richler.
So take it up with him: he says it's his mother tongue.
Outside the text, he does note metro, depanneur, and caisse populaire,
but these straight borrowings are less interesting to me than the
calques in the sample text.
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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