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Re: French

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, January 23, 2009, 14:38
On 2009-01-23 Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets wrote:
> So I'm very happy to hear that at least one native > speaker has a similar experience. My husband (native > Dutch speaker) tells me that he understands the basics of > Swedish,
This native speaker of Swedish, near-native speaker of German and competent L2 speaker of English has the opposite experience: while I can make out written Dutch fairly well I can't understand spoken Dutch even if my life depended on it. /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*, c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)


Andreas Johansson <andreasj@...>