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Dolly Travels - Musings From a Frustrated Language Student
Happy Easter, Everyone,

I do wish everyone a Happy Easter, but here I go with my frustrated comments.

Number One, before I even get into my frustration, let me say, I am trying my best to learn some important words in French. The one thing I have learned is that the French language uses far too many letters in each word. I wish I could tell someone (someone who would listen to me) that we need to be more conservative. May we, please, (S'il vous plait). Drop the "l", the "s" and the "t", and you have "See vu play". Can we not just use the letters we need? For goodness sake!

For instance, the phrase in the subject, "joyeuses Paques " means "Happy Easter" but it is pronounced, "joyous pac". See what I mean? All those vowels absolutely wasted. Here is another: "un bon vin blanc". That not only is confusing, because one would drop the last letter from each word, when speaking...but, I understand, but it is pronounced "Van" as in moving van, but drop the N. So the entire phrase is pronounced thus : "oo bo va blan". Seriously?

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Published on:  April 9, 2015

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