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By Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

A Frequency Dictionary of French is a useful software for all newcomers of French, delivering an inventory of the 5000 most often used phrases within the language.

Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French including written and spoken fabric either from France and abroad, this dictionary offers the consumer with exact info for every of the 5000 entries, together with English equivalents, a pattern sentence, its English translation, utilization facts, and a sign of sign up version.

Users can entry the head 5000 phrases both during the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index. during the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the head phrases from quite a few key subject matters corresponding to activities, climate, garments, and relations terms.

An enticing and hugely resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will allow scholars of all degrees to get the main out in their research of French vocabulary.

Deryle Lonsdale is affiliate Professor within the Linguistics and English Language division at Brigham younger college (Provo, Utah). Yvon Le Bras is affiliate Professor of French and division Chair of the French and Italian division at Brigham younger collage (Provo, Utah).

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Asservir is not a compound form of servir but is instead derived from serf. , “kind” or “type”). 9 je tu il, elle nous vous ils, elles durcir garantir polir (“to polish”) durc- garant- pol- durc-i-s durc-i-s durc-i-t durc-iss-ons durc-iss-ez durc-iss-ent garantis garantis garantit garantissons garantissez garantissent polis polis polit polissons polissez polissent Note that unlike Class I (-er) verbs, the third person plural can always be distinguished from the third person singular, even for verbs beginning with consonants: il durcit [il durci] ils durcissent [il durciS] Class III Verbs The presentation will be organized as follows: 1.

The contrasting evolution of four different Latin verbs is presented below (the stressed syllable in the Latin verb is italicized). 37 By contrast, Spanish and Portuguese residents spoke in fables (Mod. Spanish hablar, Mod. Portuguese falar). 38 Since it was in an open syllable. 01-T3722 5/1/06 36 11:15 AM Page 36 FORMS OF VERBS Verb Group Ending I -are can•ta•re II -ere va•le•re III -ere PER •de•re IV -ire dor•MI •re Italian Spanish Portuguese French cantare cantar cantar chanter valere valer valer valoir perdere perder perder perdre dormire dormir dormir dormir French Other Romance -er -ar(e) -oir -er(e) -re -er(e) -ir -ir(e) French -er verbs thus correspond to -ar verbs in the other Romance languages and -oir and -re verbs to other Romance -er verbs,39 while -ir verbs are common to all Romance languages.

A comparison with the other Romance languages is instructive: 3s 1p Latin serv-it serv-imus Italian Spanish Portuguese French ser-ve sir-ve ser-ve ser-t serv-iamo serv-imos serv-imos serv-ons In French, the vowel disappeared from the ending of the singulars,40 providing a marked contrast with the other major Romance languages. This led directly to the loss of a stem consonant, since *servt would have been unpronounceable, and hence to the creation of a separate stem for the singulars, a process replicated in the majority of verbs with -s endings.

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