CHAT: Opinions on French and Why It Sounds Un-Pretty
|From:||nicole perrin <nicole.eap@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 18, 2000, 21:26|
> 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!!!