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Re: my grammar

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Saturday, January 1, 2005, 17:38
>> I'm saving to spend a month or two in the basque country this coming >> summer.... the only problem I have is that I think that most people >> would choose to speaker to a foreigner in Spanish or English if they >> speak it, so I might have difficulty persuading them to speak Basque to >> me. Much as how when you go to the Netherlands everyone seems really >> keen to speak English to you even if you try to speak their language to >> them. > > > but from what I've heard, most people appreciate it when someone (at > least > initially) speaks to them in their (the former, not the latter)'s own > language, rather than their (the latter, not the former)'s own language.
Some do. :) Some people in some countries seem intent on not letting you try. I don't know how the Basques think about such things. *shrugs* Many people in the Basque country now only speak Spanish, so I guess the first problem is figuring out if someone will understand if you speak Basque to them. Still, I'd love to go... I like mountains and greenery more than beaches, and I'd be almost as good to practice my Spanish.