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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. _________________________________________________________________ Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8.