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Re: OT: Teaching French

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 13:14
Joe wrote:

> 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) :) </pedant>
> I'm sorry, I'm > being a real pedant these days... > >
s. -- Stephen Mulraney The best way to remove a virus is with vi and a steady hand