|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:04|
Them's fightin' words indeed! Language beauty is all in the tongue of the
beholder. Or the eye of the speaker. Or the...
AHEM! At any rate, I think French has a very unique sound. And some real
beauties of structure and expression. On the other hand, and this will irk
some of my conlang friends, but I have to say it and I can hardly keep my
sides from shaking with laughter, but I've heard Danish described by one
cynic as.... hahahaha! .... the "throw-up language." Lot's of swallowed
"l"s and that sort of thing. Course, this is just hearsay, since I don't
know much Danish much less how to pronounce it. So we can step outside and
settle it with fistycuffs.
Eskkoat ol ai sendran, rohsan nuehra celyil takrem bomai nakuo.
"My shadow follows me, putting strange, new roses into the world."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Koller, Latin & French" <latinfrench@...>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: French
> Nik writes:
> >I just wish it sounded nicer, without all those ugly
> >nasal vowels and front rounded vowels and with more stops to give some
> >texture to the sound. :-)
> Steady, lieutenant. Them's fightin' words. A day without front
> rounded vowels is like a day without sunshine.
> Ööööööö, üüüüüüü,