User:Circeus

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Well, I suppose I should consider writing somethings on this page.

My real name is Jean-Sébastien Girard and I was born on September 15, 1984. I am from Quebec City, and I study translation at w:Université de Montréal. I hope to get a bachelor's degree in translation.

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minimal pairs for ɛ~ɛː in Quebec French
abaisse/abbesse
aide/Ed
bêle/belle
bête/bette
chaîne/chen
fête/faite
haine/aine(this pair seems to be a source of discord)
maître/mettre
même/m'aime
prête (v)/prête (adj)
pêne/peine
scène/saine
tête/tète
near-minimal pairs
affaissefesses
cesse/princesse
crête/secrète
mère/merde
mêle/miel
prêle/pèle
père/perdre
pêche/bèche
quête/ketch
rêche/crèche
rêve/trêve(the accent in trêve is from a i, cf, grève of similar ancient spelling, not a s as in quête, hence the difference in pronunciation)
serre/cerne

Amusing/embarrassing stuff stuff[edit]

apricot
"A stone fruit."
atheize
"To convert to atheism."
urbanity
Missing meanings related to urban