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Re: orthography and pronunciation

From:Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
Date:Saturday, April 21, 2001, 23:45
Roger Mills wrote:

> I LIKE movies with subtitles, because I can read them quickly and then > concentrate on the language (well, at least if it's Romance). Helpful for > learning slang (and with recent fare, the dirty words). Of course, the > subtitles aren't always exact....
Me too. I even like watching English movies subtitled in French, and vice-versa because the disparity between the speech and the subtitle is often quite funny - French and English subtitlers don't understand the nuances of the other language, I reckon. I basically learnt Spanish from songs and subtitled movies (hence I know how to say "I love you" but not "where are the toilets please"). Dan ----------------------------------------------- Ka yokonáu iti báyan: "cas'alyá abhiyo". Ka tso iti mantabayan: "yama zaláyá alánekayam la s'alika, cas'alika; ka yama yavarryekayan arannáam la vácika, labekayam vácika, ka ali cas'alyeko vanotira." ----------------------------------------------- Dan Jones