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Re: Romance or Romanic?

From:nicole perrin <nicole.perrin@...>
Date:Monday, August 9, 1999, 15:56
Patrick Dunn wrote:

> Heh. I was at a friend's house the other day, and he said he wanted to > learn Spanish. I said, "good choice. Of the romance languages, it's > probably the easiest. Except maybe for Portugese." > > "Oh," he said, "I don't care about romance. I just want to learn > Spanish." > > Pop came out of my nose. :) > > --Patrick
Does anyone know a real reason why people think Spanish is easier to learn than, say, French or Italian? Have any of you noticed in your communities a persistent mindset that causes people to think French is incredibly difficult? Barely anyone at my high school takes it because they all say Spanish is so much easier, which makes it very difficult to find a class to sign up for. Nicole