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Old 06-02-2012, 14:22   #61
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Where did I laugh?
If it' s from Wiki, care to share the link?
I think he's Thanking you for making Him Laugh....
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Old 06-02-2012, 17:34   #62
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Re: Martinique: Do you speak english?

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Where did I laugh?
If it' s from Wiki, care to share the link?
Now you are not funny at all
I told you already : I'm basque and what you post is NOT basque at all it's breton, brezhoneg in breton
End of story.

by the way here it is:

br.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevrenn_Alre

word for word and same phrase in at least a dozen site
BUT IT IS NOT BASQUE

you can go to wiki in breton also: http://br.wikipedia.org

so as I said for me: end of the story, not funny anymore
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Re: Martinique: Do you speak english?

having been to most of the francophone ex-colonies of the world,iv'e allways found that creole,patois,or my bad french is by far easier to communicate in than basque or breton with the natives!

though breton,might be usefull here in cornwall!!!!!

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This is news to me !
In my time , early sixties, it was only British English that we have at school in France...
Perhaps they change it later but I'm not so sure
It was back in the 70's - won't say that every second frenchman spoke English with an American accent. Not that many spoke English .

I may of course have been misled (or lied to - to simply shut me up ).
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Re: Martinique: Do you speak english?

I just spent 8 days in Guadeloupe. Around the marinas, etc. Almost everyone speaks passable English and most speak fluently. I did not notice any rudeness whatsoever. I did notice a profound like for my money just like everyplace. The local economy there really seems to be suffering from Europes economic woes.
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having been to most of the francophone ex-colonies of the world,iv'e allways found that creole,patois,or my bad french is by far easier to communicate in than basque or breton with the natives!

though breton,might be usefull here in cornwall!!!!!

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One of the funniest things I saw was a couple from France trying to communicate with a couple from Quebec in French. They both gave up and did a better job making sense out of each other in bastardized English.
Being originally from France and now living in Québec, your comment is rather surprising, lots of French tourists now visit or immigrate to Quebec and they don't have problems communicating with locals, of course there are some expressions they don't understand but overall there are no problems. Not the same with Cajuns, they definitly re-invented the French language over there and it is a challenge for French and Quebecois as well!
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Re: Martinique: Do you speak english?

We just cruised thru the islands, including Martinique and loved it all. Ocassionally, we resorted to pointing and charades in the French Islands. Don't worry - most all speak English. There are wonderful things to see/do; great anchorages, etc. Go to my blog Finally Fun!. Click on, go to right hand side and click on the Caribbean Adventures section. Once that is open, scroll all the way to the bottom to see the Archives and then click on the island name of Martinique for details, photos, where we anchored, insights, etc. Don't miss the rum factories!
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