Re: OT: Teaching French
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 13:14|
> Philippe Caquant wrote:
>> Yes, we're used to American pronunciation of French.
>> Probably the clearest think the interlocutor will get
>> will usually be: these people are American. But never
>> mind ! It's just the same for us abroad. And anyway,
>> it's better to tell a few sentences, even incorrect,
>> even strangely pronounced, in the local language, then
>> to address directly to a native in English, without
>> even asking: "excuse me, do you speak English ?"
> Of course, judging by his e-mail address, he's English.
or Welsh, Scottish, or Irish (either part, I suspect) :)
> I'm sorry, I'm
> being a real pedant these days...
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