|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^)>
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