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23:11 Sep 30, 2007
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Geology / global warming
English term or phrase: ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first American Settlement
du texte: ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first American settlement in Jamestown, Va., as well as the Florida launch pad that sent the first American into orbit, many scientists are predicting.
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4à terme, les eaux montantes inonderont les premières installations/constructions américainess
Drmanu49
3 +1A terme, les 1res constructions sur le sol am. seront balayées par la montée du niveaux des mersAlain Berton


  

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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first american settlement
A terme, les 1res constructions sur le sol am. seront balayées par la montée du niveaux des mers


Explanation:
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Alain Berton
Local time: 13:39
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lionel CHEVALIER
4 hrs
  -> Merci Lionel

neutral  Drmanu49: swamp ne me semble pas aussi destructeur que balayer Alain. C'est une montée progressive des eaux à terme. Pas d'un seul coup.
4 hrs
  -> Ne dit-on pas "la tempête a balayé..." Y'a des bons coups de balai, tu sais :) // Ok, bien vu.
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first american settlement
à terme, les eaux montantes inonderont les premières installations/constructions américainess


Explanation:
ou le premier site de colonisation.

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Note added at 9 hrs (2007-10-01 08:33:28 GMT)
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ou les eaux de mer/océan

Les Eaux montantes mettrent en péril les propriétés côtières ... Les ouragans devraient être plus puissants avec le réchauffement progressif de la terre. ...
liveearth.fr.ca.msn.com/green/articles/LiveEarth_eaux_montantes.aspx - 32k -

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Note added at 9 hrs (2007-10-01 08:35:25 GMT)
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prière d'enlever un "s" de trop dans le titre !

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Note added at 15 hrs (2007-10-01 14:50:45 GMT)
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Pour Alain, je comprend "swamp" dans le sens de montée progressive et ineluctable.
Pas de destruction immédiate.

Drmanu49
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Local time: 13:39
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Alain Berton: Ce qui me gêne, c'est "américaines", qui laisse à penser que les autres (les françaises, etc.) ne seront pas inondées. // Justement, au 17e, Jamestown n'était pas encore américaine. Je préfère "sur le sol am" (mais ok pour inonder)
6 hrs
  -> Pardon, je voulais dire que c'était dans la phrase source.
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