1. linruk Senior Member

    France
    Tamil, Telugu
    Original in French

    Cette évolution nous oblige à repenser nos modèles d’analyse, nous francophones, puisque ces modèles ont été ancrés depuis de très nombreuses décennies sur une prééminence européenne en matière de locuteurs alors que l’avenir du numérique et de la francophonie sera en Afrique.

    Ma traduction

    ....because they have been entrenched for many decades on a European leadership in respect of speakers while the future .....

    Is the use of 'in respect of' appropriate in this context ?

    Thank you for your kind assistance.
     
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  2. strathspey Senior Member

    Ireland
    English - US
    How about this:

    ....as these models have for decades been based on a preeminence of European speakers, whereas the future of digital technology ....
     
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  3. linruk Senior Member

    France
    Tamil, Telugu
    Thank you very much for your suggestion.
     
  4. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    I agree, the structure of the French sentence is is vanly complicated, and deserves to be simplified. "based on a preeminence of European speakers" fits.
     
  5. linruk Senior Member

    France
    Tamil, Telugu
    Thank you for your advice.
     

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