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03-11-2006, 05:32 AM
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Aebischer's command of Moliere's slang

I don't get RDS or TQS here in Finland, so for those of you who got to hear his first interviews, how is David's command of the French language?
He's from Freiburg, a mainly german-speaking Swiss town I believe. I might be wrong too, but some Germanophones in Switzerland couldn't care less about learning the language of their Romands counterparts, and Aebi might have been a bit more busy learning English as a youngster in order to follow his hopes of establishing in North America.
And God knows how important it is for a player in Montreal to know French enough to be able to feed your style of play off the daily (if not hourly) constructive criticism of the quality hockey experts La Belle Province has to offer... Yvan Martineau, Jean Perron, What's-His-Face Villeneuve, Ron, etc.
So, please let me know...

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Sorry for the dérangement, I found my answer already on cyberpresse.ca:

"David Aebischer s'exprime dans un excellent français.
«Mes parents sont de langue allemande mais j'ai appris le français à l'école, à Fribourg. Je parlais déjà le français à l'âge de 5 ou 6 ans. Et quand j'ai commencé au hockey, 70 pour cent des joueurs parlaient le français.»
Jeune, Aebischer n'avait qu'à traverser une rivière, la Sarine, pour se retrouver en suisse francophone."

Loose (to rigorous) translation for those interested:
"D.A. speaks in an excellent French.
"My parents are German-speaking, but I learned French in school, in Freiburg. I was already speaking French at the age of 5 or 6. And when I started in hockey, 70% of the players were French-speaking."
When he was young, Aebischer just had to cross the river, the Sarine, to find himself in French Switzerland."

So thank Heavens he will be able to elevate his game from the advises of the cool-headed hockey wisemen that grace Montréal by their control of the airwaves.

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He speaks french very fluency... with a swiss accent!!!

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Freiburg / Fribourg is a billangual town.

Français is a bit difficult to learn, if u origin an anglo-language (German, English), but here in Berne we have just about a couple kilometers to the language barrier, so many people speak and understand (like Mark Streit who origins from Berne).

The swiss-german and romand parts are totally different, as the romands have the savoir-vivre, while we swiss-germans are more introverted.

By the way, I don't like abby's swiss german accent, the same as René Fasel's, the pronounciation of the rrrr....

But it's allways easy to critisize, you don't want to hear my english accent...

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Let's just say his french falls somewhere between Mark Streit and Cristo Huet.

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Freiburg / Fribourg is a billangual town.

Français is a bit difficult to learn, if u origin an anglo-language (German, English), but here in Berne we have just about a couple kilometers to the language barrier, so many people speak and understand (like Mark Streit who origins from Berne).

The swiss-german and romand parts are totally different, as the romands have the savoir-vivre, while we swiss-germans are more introverted.

By the way, I don't like abby's swiss german accent, the same as René Fasel's, the pronounciation of the rrrr....

But it's allways easy to critisize, you don't want to hear my english accent...
Unfortunately, he won't wear #70's or #90's... It would be "funny"

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Unfortunately, he won't wear #70's or #90's... It would be "funny"

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Are swiss also tells the number like that? I thought it was only in Belgium.

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abby!

he speaks good french.

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I'd say the "Somewhere Between Streit & Huet" evaluation is the most factual I've heard.

Streit doesn't get out of the 30 words he knows well if he doesn't have to. But he does know these 30 words pretty good.

Question like this...if Quebecers and French are "Cousins", are French & Quebecers and Swiss "Cousins" too?

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I'd say the "Somewhere Between Streit & Huet" evaluation is the most factual I've heard.

Streit doesn't get out of the 30 words he knows well if he doesn't have to. But he does know these 30 words pretty good.

Question like this...if Quebecers and French are "Cousins", are French & Quebecers and Swiss "Cousins" too?
I never heard this expression with Swiss, or Belgian, but only with French.

Maybe it's because Switzerland is more German than French? I don't know. I maybe wrong but I think the french part of Switzerland is concentrated around Geneva.

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Abby speaks better french then English.

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But does he also speak Italian?

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But does he also speak Italian?

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He doesn't speak Italian. I like his French too and I have a similar accent. I myself learned French in Belgium and in confédération hélvétique and I remember first time time I went to school at Laval U there were people laughing........girls though liked it

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he speaks good french.

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