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CHAT: Opinions on French and Why It Sounds Un-Pretty

From:nicole perrin <nicole.eap@...>
Date:Monday, September 18, 2000, 21:26
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!!! Nicole