A study of an Acadian-French dialect spoken on the north shore of the Baiedes-Chaleurs

9781130309676: A study of an Acadian-French dialect spoken on the north shore of the Baiedes-Chaleurs

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...= OF. assire (Godefroy). not to be confounded with modern French asseoir--L. sëdëre, K.2 8569;4 pres. part, s asizâ = s'asseyant; past part, s asi = s'assis; pres. z m asi = je m'assieds, ty t asi = tu t'assieds, i s asi = il s'assied, 5 s usi--on s'assied, vu vuz asize = vous vous asseyez, i s asi.z--ils s'asseyent; imperf. z m asize = je m'asseyais; fut. z m asire = je m'assiérai; condit. z m asire = je m'assiérais; subjunct. ka z m asi.z = que je m'asseye; imperat. asi twa = assieds-toi, asiz5 nu5 '-asseyons-nous, asize vu-asseyez-vous. Cf. Bulletin du p. fr. au Canada, II, pp. 210-11. The verb is conjugated on the analogy of a common verb like dialect di.r = Fr. dire, which in the plural of the present indicative has 2d person dize, 3d person di.z and in the pres. subj. dizje and di.z. The z in the imperfect indicative and pres. 1 In Bonaventure, the verb ekri:r = Fr. écrire has a past participle ekrizi = Fr. écrit. J Most of the Carleton dialect forms are also found in the dialect of Blois as alternatives for forms which Talbert gives as the common ones, i. e. if I judge rightly by the spellings; see the note 1, p. 316, Du dialecte blaisois. M. Kivard notes: "Tout ce que vous dites sur usi.r s'applique aussi bien au fr.-can. qu'à l'acadien." Cf. the interesting remark of Beyer and Passy, that the popular speech of to-day tends to make over third class verbs into the lirst or second, ama.r being given as an example, §145. As Dunn seems to have done, p. 11 of the Glossaire: "assire, transformation vraiment comique du verbe asseoir." 5 It may be of interest here to give an example of the pres. tense of s asi.r conjugated interrogatively in a region more purely Acadian, Cheticamp, C.B.: j m a...

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