Week two of French lessons and it's kicking my argot. Actually I can read the words and understand what they mean. I can usually get the gender, tense, etc right, too. It's when it gives me a verbal sentence to translate that I lose it. To me it sounds like ellefillegarconcahtnoirettubrutesontsomme when it's said in .003 seconds.
Hold on there Kemo Sabe....S L O W D O W N. "Es" and "est" both sound the same to me when spoken at warp speed. What happened to the "t" sound? If France is supposed to be such a laid back place, why do they talk so damn fast?
I'm thinking about speaking in English and then just wrapping it in a faux-French accent. Have you ever noticed how all mimes are French? You know why that is? Because learning French kicked their argot, too.
Seriously, I'm committed to learning this. I've always wanted to learn another language. I'm thinking it will keep my mind....oh look....I Love Lucy is on.
The British on the other hand, despite their outwardly stodgy image, seem to know how to have a good time.
Reading the announcement of the new Royal Baby, Prince Elmo
An English judge
The famous Beefeaters
It looks to me like the whole country is just one giant costume party.
K is taking a few days off work, so today we're going to visit the new George Dubya Bush Library on the SMU campus in Dallas. Photos to follow.
Have a good day everyone. Stay cool.