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francophony (was: RE: my proposals for a philosophical language

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 22:10
Pavel Iosad:
> Personally, I find French pretty interesting linguistically and its > historical grammar fascinating, but aesthetically it's nowhere near > being a nice-sounding language. In my opinion, of course
I can't conceive of the films of, say, Truffaut or Eric Rohmer being such a delight if the prosody did not flutter papilionine with the sweet levity of choux and millefeuilles. Thanks to the delections of French cinema I at the age of fifteen could not conceive of love being conducted in any language but French. (Of course, I could not actually speak French, but in my imagination I did, and it was there, after all, that I conducted my amours.) --And.


Bryan Maloney <> <slimehoo@...>