|From:||Andreas Johansson <andreasj@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 23, 2009, 15:21|
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> On 2009-01-23 Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets wrote:
>> So I'm very happy to hear that at least one native speaker has a similar
>> experience. My husband (native
>> Dutch speaker) tells me that he understands the basics of
> This native speaker of Swedish, near-native speaker of
> German and competent L2 speaker of English has the
> opposite experience: while I can make out written
> Dutch fairly well I can't understand spoken Dutch
> even if my life depended on it.
Similarly here. I speak good English and decent German, yet can make
out almost nothing of spoken Dutch. That Dutch-speakers should find
Swedish comparatively easy strikes me as rather weird.
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?