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Re: French

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Saturday, January 11, 2003, 10:34
On Saturday 11 January 2003 10:31 am, Nik Taylor wrote:
> 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. > > Hee hee. I hate the sound of French, to my ears, it sounds ugly and > indistinct, everything seems to run together like watercolors left out > in the rain. But, the grammar and history of the language is > fascinating. :-) 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. :-)
Yes, that's how I see it...