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18:39 Aug 11, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: lavoliere
we are lavoliered.
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English translation:lavaliered
Explanation:
Although you don't give any context, I believe this is the English word we used when I was in university in the '60s to indicate that a couple was going together or going steady. A fraternity man would give his girlfriend his fraternity pin to wear ("We are pinned") or, if he hadn't been initiated yet (i.e. was still a "pledge") he didn't have a pin so he gave the girl a "lavalier", which was the emblem of his fraternity on a chain, usually in gold ("We are lavaliered"). If the man eventually made his grades and got initiated, he would give the girl his pin if the relationship lasted that long. I wonder if this custom is still practiced in universities.

Anyway, the word "lavalier" or "lavaliere" comes from the name of Louise de la Vallière, a French courtesan who died in 1710.
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na"nous sommes équipés de microphones sans fil" or "on nous ajuste des microphones sans fil"Louise Atfield
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lavaliered


Explanation:
Although you don't give any context, I believe this is the English word we used when I was in university in the '60s to indicate that a couple was going together or going steady. A fraternity man would give his girlfriend his fraternity pin to wear ("We are pinned") or, if he hadn't been initiated yet (i.e. was still a "pledge") he didn't have a pin so he gave the girl a "lavalier", which was the emblem of his fraternity on a chain, usually in gold ("We are lavaliered"). If the man eventually made his grades and got initiated, he would give the girl his pin if the relationship lasted that long. I wonder if this custom is still practiced in universities.

Anyway, the word "lavalier" or "lavaliere" comes from the name of Louise de la Vallière, a French courtesan who died in 1710.


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Pattie Kealy
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"nous sommes équipés de microphones sans fil" or "on nous ajuste des microphones sans fil"


Explanation:
I understand that you want this to be translated from English to French and not from French to English. The word lavolier is used in English to designate a cordless or tie-clip microphone, as in the following examples. Without further context to explain what is meant here, I will assume that in your sentence "we are lavoliered" means "we are fitted with lavolier microphones." I would therefore translate this as "nous sommes équipés de microphones sans fil" or "on nous ajuste des (ou on nous équipe de) microphones sans fil"

"There is a Sony Lavolier ("tie-clip") cordless microphone in the top left drawer of the desk." (www.upenn.edu/computing/classrooms/chem/chem_102.html -)

"There is a special microphone called a Lavolier microphone. This microphone allows a speaker to move
about the room and the camera will follow the speakers every move." (http://www.k12.hi.us/~tethree/95-96/landesign/G13/MRTC.html)

"We will have walls to put up worksheets, a lavolier or cordless mike,
tables and chairs. Let us know what other AV equipment will be needed." (http://laplaza.org/pipermail/mira/2000-January/000032.html)

Louise Atfield
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