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RARE, INVENTED AND NONCE (NONSENSE) NOUNS

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18:25 Sep 13, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: RARE, INVENTED AND NONCE (NONSENSE) NOUNS
Conyexte : linguistique et genre grammatical

Further research
showed that the native French speakers in this study
(ages 7-17) reproduced these distributional
regularities in their assignment of gender to RARE, INVENTED AND **NONCE** (NONSENSE) NOUNS, suggesting that noun endings play an important role in gender
assignment.

Voulez-vous "souffrir" avec nous? :-)
Daniel
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Summary of answers provided
4mots rares, inventés ou forgés (absurdes)
Germaine
4mots rares, inventés, fortuits (absurdes)Rita Cavaiani
4des noms rares, inventés et de circonstance (non-sens)
Theodore Quester


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
des noms rares, inventés et de circonstance (non-sens)


Explanation:
ou sinon,

des substantives rares, inventés et de circonstance (non-sens)

Bonne chance.

Theodore Quester
United States
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
mots rares, inventés, fortuits (absurdes)


Explanation:
nonce-word = word coined for a single occasion = mot créé pour l'occasion
je suggère fortuit, mais aussi occasionnel, accidentel
nonsense = absurde

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 151
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1 day 15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
mots rares, inventés ou forgés (absurdes)


Explanation:
"forgé" me semble rendre l'idée de mots créés pour les besoins du moment

Germaine
Canada
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 3733
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