By Albert Valdman, Kevin J. Rottet, Barry Jean Ancelet, Richard Guidry, Thomas A. Klingler, Amanda LaFleur, Tamara Lindner, Michael D. Picone, Dominique Ryon

ISBN-10: 1604734035

ISBN-13: 9781604734034

The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) offers the richest stock of French vocabulary in Louisiana and displays exactly the speech of the interval from 1930 to the current. This dictionary describes the present utilization of French-speaking peoples within the 5 extensive areas of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the vital region, the north, and the western prairie. information have been accrued in the course of interviews from at the very least 5 people in every one of twenty-four parts in those areas. as well as the information accrued from fieldwork, the dictionary comprises fabric compiled from latest lexical inventories, from texts released after 1930, and from archival recordings.The new authoritative source, the DLF not just includes the biggest variety of phrases and expressions but in addition offers the main entire info to be had for every access. Entries contain the be aware within the traditional French spelling, the pronunciation (including attested variants), the a part of speech class, the English identical, and the word's use in universal words. The DLF includes a wealth of illustrative examples derived from fieldwork and textual assets and identity of the parish the place the access was once gathered or the resource from which it was once compiled. An English-to-Louisiana French index allows readers to determine how specific notions will be expressed in l. a. Louisiane.

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M. m. m. ) 3 slaughter (of an animal) abatteur, -euse [abatœr, -øz] n. tr. 1 to fell, chop down (a tree) Il a travaillé sur des pullboats, il abattait des gros cypres dans les cypÂ� rières en arrière de Lac Verret. He worked on tugboats, he felled big cypress trees behind Lake Verret. (AS) 2 to knock down Le coup de temps a abattu ma barrière et tout mes bêtes ont sorti. The bad weather knocked my fence down and all my cattle got out. (VM) 3 to beat down On a été obligé d’abattre les joncs plats pour arriver à l’écore.

A glossary of the variants from Standard French used in Evangeline Parish. Unpublished master’s thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Phillips, H. (1936). Étude du parler de la paroisse Evangéline. Paris: Droz. Pirkle, M. N. B. (1935). Variants from Standard-French common to the dialects of Lafayette Parish and Canada. Unpublished master’s thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Rantero, J. (1981). Étude du français cajun de la paroisse Vermillon de Louisiane. Unpublished master’s thesis, Université de Rouen, France.

Tr. to absolve, forgive, pardon, exonerate Je t’absous de tous tes péchés. I absolve you of all your sins. pron. 1 to abstain, refrain J’ai promis de m’abstenir de la boisson pour Carême. I promised to abstain from alcohol for Lent. f. ] 1 abstinence 2 fasting ◊ •faire abstinence de to abstain from abstinent, -e [apstinɑ, -ɑt] adj. m. abuse, misuse ◊ •faire abus de to indulge freely in, overindulge in Il fait abus de la boisson. He overindulges with alcohol. ) Je vas partir, je veux pas faire un abus.

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