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lsugrad35
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Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Successful or fail? How’d you go about it?


3deadtrolls
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
beck mon chu


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Barneyrb
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
I have several friends south of here and they say it's dying out with the older generation. It will be sad that part of Louisiana history will be gone.


Kafka
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
baw

etouffee

drunk


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Loungefly85
Louisiana Tech Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2016
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
I can understand the gist of it when my grandparents speak it to each other and their friends, but I could never grasp speaking it.

But like most people from the region, I sprinkle a few words and phrases in my everyday English. I have to purposefully make an effort not to in professional settings.


LSUfanatic
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Cajun French Self Taught by Rev. Jules O Daigle

Very good book to learn Cajun French.


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momentoftruth87
Miami (FL) Fan
IL
Member since Oct 2013
10252 posts

re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Everything you need to know is in Ed O's binder.

I heard he sleeps with it though, so good luck


jmarto1
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
I just heard a ridiculous amount of Cajun French in a bathroom


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lsuwontonwrap
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
you gotta be raised speaking it. i'm not sure you can sit down and learn it.


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danilo
Member since Nov 2008
4076 posts

re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
How do you say New Iberia Haircut in Canjun French?


cheesesteak501
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Mar 2014
2864 posts

re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Cajun French is the same as regular French minus a few words.


rantfan
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Only the curse words


FlatTownDawgTiger
Mississippi St. Fan
Ville Platte, LA
Member since Jun 2017
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Come on over to Ville Platte and head over to any barber shop.


TigerstuckinMS
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
quote:

FlatTownDawgTiger
Mississippi St. Fan
Ville Platte, LA

I have so many questions...


Kafka
USA Fan
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
quote:

Cajun French is the same as regular French except you must drunkenly slur everything you say


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Mulat
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
PU - YHIIIIIIIIIIIII


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OweO
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Never attempted to learn it, but I know older people who speak it..

A friend of mine's mom told us one time that when she was a kid (she grew up in pierre part), she was originally taught to speak cajun french but when she started school, they were teaching everyone English and there was a point where if she went to school and spoke cajun french she would get in trouble, but if she went home and spoke English she would get in trouble as well..


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
I have heard that different dialects in the same region have a hard time communicating.

For instance a St Amant native and Ville Platte native could maybe get the gist, but dialect really keeps the conversation from flowing.

Reference was from a former neighbor that was an Army translator (French) stationed down here. Her French was useless from what she told.


Barstools
Georgia Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jan 2016
2850 posts

re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Speak English. This is America! Go back to Mexico is you want to speak Mexican!


S
Texas Southern Fan
Evergreen, LA
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Anyone here attempted to learn Cajun French?
Mais la dats an upVOTE cher


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