RE: [langue-fr] L'anglais est-il une langue universelle ?

From: Erland Sommarskog (
Date: Mon Dec 25 2000 - 19:15:35 EST

"Carl W. Brown" <> writes:
> My vote is for Portuguese. Because it was re-latinized it is closer to the
> Latin roots that any other Romance language. Thus it makes a great linga
> franca. Learning French unfortunately is learning two languages, the
> written and the spoken. Not true with Portuguese.

You don't know anything about Portoguese phonology, do you? You may
think spoken French is weird, but Portuguese isn't far behind. (My
sincere apologies to any navtive speakers of this, eh, flexible

(Besides, the Romance language I've seen being claimed to be closest
to Latin is Roumanian, but I guess the real answer must be Sard.)

Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm,
I'm not in love. It's not even a phase I'm going through.

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