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From: "Leo van de Pas" <>
Subject: Fw: Christian Settipani's French Books
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 13:22:37 +1100
His French is a breath of fresh air-------for those who can read it. Many
people never learned French and many people have forgotten what they learned
40 and even 50 years ago.
Text is too precise to gloss over and say "I think I know what he means".
I still think, perhaps, Editions Christian may need a commitment to warrant
A proper translator would leave Christian Settipani free to continue his
If Editions Christian request advance payment, I would gladly pay.
Leo van de Pas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Menzies" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: Christian Settipani's French Books
> ("Leo van de Pas") wrote:
> >See below
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Grant Menzies" <>
> >To: <>
> >Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 12:25 PM
> >Subject: Re: Christian Settipani's French Books
> ><snip>> >
> >> >In any case, I would expect such a work to be 90% names and
> >> >links and a small challenge even for those
> >> >franco-linguistically challenged!
> >> That's precisely what _Nos ancestres de l'antiquit?_ is
> >------------Dear Grant, how can you say this? 90% names and links?
> >The first eight pages are an introduction,
> >then the book starts
> >page 1 to 8 are solid text with a small tree on page 6
> >page 9 is a tree
> >page 10 to page 16 solid text with footnotes
> >page 17 a small tree and again text
> >page 18 to page 20 solid text
> >page 21 three slightly varied versions of the same family tree with text
> >The whole book is more text than names, you cannot compare it with the
> >German ES
> >where the genealogy is pretty clear. In Christian Settipani's books there
> >much more and you need to know what is being said to interpret the trees.
> >would be too dangerous to assume that you can take his trees and ignore
> >text. As with the three versions of the same tree, which one is correct?
> >people like me, it needs to be translated.
> >Best wishes
> >Leo van de Pas
> However, I am not saying you can just go by the trees. The text is
> not difficult to read - in fact, it's M. Settipani's clarity that
> makes it all the easier. His French is a breath of fresh air - and he
> makes his points clearly and concisely. I wish I could say the same
> of some German genealogical texts I've plowed through ;-)
> Grant Menzies
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