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Re: French

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:05
At 13:03 10.1.2003 -0500, Thomas Leigh wrote:

>I went through both phases. I took six years of French (7th-12th grades) >and adored the language. After high school, though, I got into my "more >exotic" phase (Greek, Turkish, Czech...) and dismissed French as plain, >boring, and uninteresting. Now that I've passed 30 and come to my senses >about a lot of things, I have (re-)realised just what a fascinating, >beautiful language French is and how much I really do love it. The >problem is that a decade of not using tha language at all has caused my >abilities with it to deteriorate to a very pathetic level. I can still >read with a dictionary, but it takes a *lot* of time, and I can barely >speak or write it anymore. I could kick myself.
If it's any comfort to you, I went through all the same phases, except that my mastery of the language always was pathetic. Except my pronunciation, but that's just because I'm a good mimic. / B.Philip Jonsson B^)> -- (delete X!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them. -Dr. Samuel Johnson (1707 - 1784)