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Moving to Lausanne from Montreal (Canada)

Hi everyone,

I will be in Lausanne in about a week to start my postdoc at EPFL, coming from Montreal, Canada. I am quite excited for all the new experiences that I will have there. I have already lived in two continents and Europe will be my third! Looking forward to it.
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Re: Moving to Lausanne from Montreal (Canada)

Welcome to the forum. I hope you were enjoying your nation's success in the Olympics as much as we were (my wife is from Nova Scotia). Be prepared for everyone in Lausanne to be highly amused by your Quebecois French.
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the welcome message. Actually I am not originally Canadian and I learned French outside of Quebec so I have more a "standard" French accent . Although I heard that Swiss French is somewhat interesting?
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Re: Moving to Lausanne from Montreal (Canada)

welcome!

in swiss french you are required to pronounce the accents, hence folks claim that it makes it sound "slow"
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Re: Moving to Lausanne from Montreal (Canada)

Welcome!

Did you study at McGill?

Enjoy the forum and CH
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welcome!

in swiss french you are required to pronounce the accents, hence folks claim that it makes it sound "slow"
That's exactly what I heard :-)
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Did you study at McGill?

Enjoy the forum and CH
No, actually I have done my studies at Univeristé du Québec, a french speaking school.
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Re: Moving to Lausanne from Montreal (Canada)

Welcome!
I'm a newbie here, too, from Toronto.
Enjoy the weather in Switzerland.
It's not cold in March, here
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