|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.
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.