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Re: French

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 23:13

Paul Kershaw writes:
>... > Are you speaking here of comprehensibility in reading, or in > hearing? I've studied both German and French. I can read French > penny-dreadful fiction at about half my normal English reading > speed; German, at about a tenth. Listening to each, though, I can > pick up more German words than French words from a movie > soundtrack. (Ja, echt!)
Yeah, ?in German, ?every words tends to start with ?a consonant, so ?it's somewhat ?easier to ?isolate ?individual words. FrenchonetheotherhandismostlyonewordsoitsreallyhardtolistentothatshowIfeeltoo. SamewithDutchactuallyalthoughGermanisquiteclosetoDutch. Reading Dutch is no problem at all for a German butlisteningcomprehensionisreallyhard. And li ste ning to Chi nese is yet a no ther thing. **Henrik


Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>