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  • IPA(key): (Canada) /ø.z‿otʁ/
  • IPA(key): (Lousiana) /ø.z‿ot/



eux-autres m pl or f pl

  1. (North America) they
    • 2001, Kevin James Rottet, Language Shift in the Coastal Marshes of Louisiana, →ISBN:
      Ils ont fait croire aux parents que leurs enfants étaient dan’ un grand désavantage parce qu’ils parlaient français. Ils aviont pas compris encore qu’eux-autres aurait pu garder la langue française.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Usage notes

  • In Québec it is never used as the subject of a sentence, but rather as an anacoluthon. For example, "Eux-autres, les Américains, c'est un autre problème."

Further reading

  • James Geddes (1908) A Study of an Acadian-French Dialect Spoken on the North Shore of the Baie-des-Chaleurs (in French), page 121
  • 2009, Albert Valdman, Kevin J. Rottet, Dictionary of Louisiana French, Univ. Press of Mississippi, →ISBN, page 267:
  • 2016, Sylvain Detey, Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, Chantal Lyche, Varieties of Spoken French, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), pages 454 and 483 (has this as a "traditional Laurentian form" and a Louisiana form)