When in France I work as a visiting researcher in the Groupe Information, Langue Ecrite et Signée (ILES). I thought it would be nice if I could read my own group’s web page, so I opened up a dictionary and headed on over. Perusing the page, I saw what must be the best French word ever: retweeté, “re-Tweeted.” Note that I have no idea whatsoever how to pronounce it.
So, what else would one need to know in order to be able to read the ILES web page?
- la modélisation: according to WordReference.com, it’s the establishment of a pattern, model, or template. modélisation et traitement automatique de la langue
- une analyse: analysis; in a medical context, blood test. leur analyse, leur compréhension ou leur production
- précis(e): accurate, precise, exact, specific. Can also be a book, in which case it’s a handbook, manual, or summary.