Re: gallophobia (was: RE: An introduction
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 6, 2003, 13:49|
>Seriously, French was always my favourite subject at school (probably 'cos
>it was my best subject too) and when the time came to do German, I looked
>forward to it just as much. As I was teaching myself Welsh at the time,
>there was a nice spread of langs - Romance, Germanic and Celtic. I've
>certainly detected a lot of the "German sounds awful" attitude, for which I
>suppose old WW2 films are responsible. My first contact with German was
>Beethoven's 9th and the language doesn't strike me personally as 'harsh'.
>What languages do our German-speaking friends regard as 'unaesthetic'?
I hadn't such opportunities. I too Latin and Spanish in school (only other
choice was French), Spanish and French at the university while studying
Japanese on my own in a part of the country stillhostile to it, and German
later atthe Goethe.
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