Subject: European languages
Paolo Maietta wrote:
> A foreign language professor will probably frown at it, but many European
> languages share a lot of words. So far, I haven't met a foreign language professor who frowns upon such a practice in learning a language -- especially considering how much English has borrowed from the Germanic languages and Latin Romance languages like French, Italian, etc. It's not too surprising to find English words in French as well. One of the most helpful pieces of advice I got from my French prof regarding gaining confidence and fluency in French is to remember that well over half the words are the same (just different pronunciation)! Mandy Huffman