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 Post subject: Re: Marraine
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 15:35 
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RubyGates wrote:
[ I don't have any godparents but I can't imagine calling them godmother or godfather if I did. Much more likely to have been Aunt or Uncle Whatever.

In France, people do call their godparents marraine and parain. My penfriend always called her aunt marraine, not tante whatever. It's just something they do. On the other hand they can also be very informal and call an uncle not 'mon oncle' but 'tonton', and an aunt, not 'ma tante' but 'tata'. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Marraine
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 17:13 
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Wasn't there some confusion between marraine and moraine (glacial deposit) at some point? Or am I dreaming it?


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