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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 02:58 PM

1. The thought has occurred to me, too

Written French looks like discreet words, because it preserves a lot of historic letters that are no longer pronounced. But if you listen to it, everything all runs together, and the elision can be tricky.

If French were a previously unknown language that anthropologists were studying for the first time with no knowledge of its Latin derivation, they would probably write it down as at least partly polysynthetic.

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