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Re: French

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, January 11, 2003, 11:39
>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. :-)
It's not my favorite because it sounds to me like its speakers are trying to gag/cough up their words :). I don't particularly care for the nasality of it either... sounds like speaking through the nose. But it has this very formal business feel to it, Don't get me wrong it's very interesting grammar and history wise.