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Re: PimsleurApproach language courses

From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 20:03
At 07:34 PM 11/11/03 +0100, you wrote:
>I can only say I'm disconcerted to see Swedish on their list of "Exotic" >languages ...
But do you have any idea how difficult it is to find Danish language learning material for English speakers? It's only slightly easier to find Swedish language courses. (And those do me no good, of course. I kind of like to teach my children Danish...It would be easier if I knew any Danes locally; that would give us the chance to practice.) I think it gets classified as exotic because there aren't that many speakers and there aren't a lot of English speakers who want to learn it. Japanese, on the other hand, has a lot of native speakers and there are a lot of reasons that English speakers want to learn it. But I'm with you that it's a little disconcerting. Danish is so closely related to English that it was a lot easier to learn than almost any other language I could have chosen (although I didn't know that at the time I said I wanted to go to Denmark.) Now, Ojibwe, that's exotic. Isidora


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>Exotic languages (was Re: PimsleurApproach language courses)
Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>Exotic languages (was Re: PimsleurApproach language courses)