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R: Re: basic vocab

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Saturday, September 16, 2000, 19:55
Nik wrote:

> Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > Well, if your prejudices are toward your native language, that would be > > true. > > Hee hee, or if they're AGAINST your native language. :-) I personally > find English an ugly language. To many consonant clusters, I think, is > what makes it so ugly. >
I don't find English so bad. There are many sounds I like in it: the fricatives /T/ and /D/, for exeple; the approximant /r/, and, after all, the consonantal clusters are not so bad (there are some really *much more* cumbersome - Caucasian langs, i.e.). Anyway we should retain the British pronounciation to say that English is an euphonious language. I personally hate the way American people utter it (the Westernest the worst - Californian English). Luca ------------------------------------------------------------------ Luca Mangiat via alle vigne 16 22034 Brunate (CO) Italy ------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------