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The sociolinguistic situation of Cameroon is one of diglossia

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by dembo, May 22, 2006.

  1. dembo Junior Member

    English (UK), England
    How would you translate the phrase "one of" in the following context:

    "The sociolinguistic situation of Cameroon is one of diglossia"

    "La situation sociolinguistique du Cameroon est une de diglossie"?

    Merci de votre aide!
     
  2. deliadame Senior Member

    France
    I don't think we can translate "one of" literally here. I would say :
    La situation sociolinguistique du Cameroun est diglossique.
    or .....................................................est de type diglossique.
    or......................................................se caractérise par une diglossie.
     
  3. dembo Junior Member

    English (UK), England
    Ah, oui, ca sonne beacoup plus elegant!

    Merci beaucoup!
     

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