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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

Colonial times?

I need to do a project on the daily life of the first french settlers in Quebec. I have to present an aspect (it can be anything) from their daily lifes?

I have no ideas, can anyone help me?????

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Slow down, use the net, be patient, and be patient with yourself, and give this thing the attention it deserves. You'll ace it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well you can start by saying what year the French settlers came to Quebec. Example In 1604, a small group of tradesmen from France established the first European settlement in North America. These first French settlers and the ones who followed them were trailblazers. They did not arrive in an uninhabited land, and their earliest experiences included some peaceful, but also difficult encounters with native Indian peoples.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Quebec French is substantially different in pronunciation and vocabulary to the French of Europe and that of France's Second Empire colonies in Africa and Asia.

    Similar divergences took place in the Portuguese, Spanish and English language of the Americas with respect to European dialects, but in the case of French the separation was increased by the reduction of cultural contacts with France after the Conquest by Great Britain in 1759.

    Although moé and toé are today considered substandard slang pronunciations (joual), these were the pronunciations of Old French used by the kings of France, the aristocracy and the common people in many provinces of France. After the French Revolution, the standard pronunciation in France changed to that of the bourgeois class in Paris, but Quebec retained many pronunciations and expressions shared with modern Oïl languages such as Norman, Gallo, Picard and Poitevin-Saintongeais. Speakers of these languages of France were predominant in settlers to New France. Quebec French was also influenced by the French spoken by the King's Daughters who were of the petit-bourgeois class from the Paris area (Île-de-France) and Normandy.

    Thus, whereas it was 18th century bourgeois Parisian French that eventually became the national, standardized language of France after the French Revolution, the French of the Ancien Régime kept evolving on its own in Canada. Indeed, the French spoken in Canada is closer idiomatically and phonetically to Belgian French despite their independent evolution and the relatively small number of Belgian immigrants to Quebec (although it is to be remembered that the influence of the Walloon language in Belgium has influenced the language in the same way as the presence of the Oïl speakers in Quebec).

    There is also the undeniable fact that Canadian-French speakers have lived alongside and among English speakers for two and a half centuries ever since the beginning of British administration in 1763. Thus anglicisms in Quebec French tend to be longstanding and part of a gradual, natural process of borrowing, whereas the often entirely different anglicisms in European French are nearly all much more recent and sometimes driven by fads and fashions.

    Some people (for instance, Léandre Bergeron, author of the Dictionnaire de la langue québécoise) have referred to Quebec French as la langue québécoise (the Québécois language); most speakers, however, would reject or even take offence to the idea that they do not speak French.

    10 POINTS PLEASE

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How about the Hunter who went out and supplied meat to the early colonists. Or the farmer, blacksmith, miller, fur trader, trapper, logger, etc.

    Source(s): I read books.
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  • 1 decade ago

    They had to work very hard just to keep themselves from freezing, starving, or dying of disease. It was a daily struggle, but somehow they managed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are researching. you go through the net, surf a little, you will get the idea of your choice.

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  • 1 decade ago

    READ A BOOK!

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