Re: CHAT: Opinions on French and Why It Sounds Un-Pretty
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 19, 2000, 20:22|
nicole perrin wrote:
> Nik wrote:
> > Robert Hailman wrote:
> > > Yeah, it does. But for some reason, the nasals in Polish don't bother,
> > > whereas they do in French. Again, it's probably that pesky Quebec French
> > > ruining the language for me.
> > Perhaps it's not the nasals that make it sound ugly to you? I find the
> > nasals of French the most obviously ugly part of its phonology, but
> > there's also the front rounded vowels, and some other features that I
> > can't pin down.
> Funny, the front rounded vowels I really like, it's back rounded vowels
> I can't stand. They sound so...something. And even more obviously ugly
> than the nasals is the r!!!
The r doesn't bother me too much, but it's not my favourite.
I don't care for back vowels on the whole too much, but I accept tham as
a fact of life. In my conlangs, they are much rarer than the front
vowels, but they do exist, and they usually are rounded.