Archive for May, 2010

THIRD CONJUGATION VERBS

I hope all of  you  had plenty of time to master the first/second conjugation verbs.  The final family of verbs we will examine is called third conjugation:  All third conjugation verbs end in RE.   DESCENDRE- to descend, to go down- Remove the RE infinitive ending add  (S) for Je/Tu- take away RE for  Il/Elle,  (ONS) for Nous,  (EZ) for Vous,  (ENT) for Ils/Elles
je descends                                 nous descendons
tu descends                                 vous descendez

il descend                                    ils descendent

elle descend                                elles descendent

USAGE:
Je descends de l’ascenseur.  I am coming down the elevator.

Maman descend l’escalier.  Mom is coming down the stairs.

Please spend some time reviewing the third conjugations.

Happy study!

WORD FOR HAITI ANTHOLOGY

A group  from London decided to publish an anthology  titled “WORD FOR HAITI”  All of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Lambi Fund of Haiti.  The editor , Yetunde Ruban made an appeal to poets, writers and artists to submit their work for inclusion  in this publication.  The  expected date of publication is July 17th, 2010.  The editor plans  to launch the book in London on  that day.

Feel free to join the group on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10150092777080046

I am happy to announce that one of my poems and a short story will be published in the anthology.  Please refer to http://www.lambifund.org/ for more information  about the organization that all the proceeds will go to.  I will keep everyone updated on the exact date the book will be released.   I am so looking forward to the publication of this book.   I am very pleased  that my students’ works will be included in the book too.   Since I am Haitian American, after the earthquake several of my students wrote poems and short stories .  Their actions moved me deeply,  the editor allowed my students to submit their work along with mine.   There will be a press conference with the Denver media in July once the book is released.  My students will do a reading to help promote the book.  Stay tuned for more details later this summer.