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Re: French and English (was Re: Spelling WASRe: Optimum number of symbols)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 9:10
En réponse à Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>:

> > In this example, I did not take into account a tendency I noticed in the > past > among my French colleagues, that a word, only slightly mispronunciated, > becomes > completely incomprehendable for them. >
A situation that often baffles foreigners, including my friend who still cannot understand that the barman he had ask for a port really couldn't understand him until he said "porto". Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.