I get it that our language sounds pretty gay
But why is it that when foreigners try to speak it, they sound even gayer? Are they overestimating the gayness of our language?
French people sound gay speaking English because they hit the consonants too weakly and their vowels are off.
Just like whenever anyone tries to speak a different language. We sound like poofters in some and manly in others.
Japanese women tend to learn your language, but I've never seen a Japanese guy learn French at least around me. T.b.h, Our women still be obsessed in British and French stuff even through both is a new Islamic country.
Romance languages confuse me overall because they structure their sentences backwards compared to Germanic ones. So I'd always screw up the order of the words because I instinctively would structure the sentences how I would in English.
>Ik wil een appel eten
>Quiero comer una manzana
>yfw Anglocucks are more romance than germanic
>french people can only count to 60
>afterwards they use arbitrary math formulas
Foreigners are the only one seeing it as illogical
Since it's our native language when saying like "84" we don't think of "Quatre-vingt-quatre" like "four + twenty + four", we just know it means 84
Yeah, I have this problem, too. I can read French pretty well, but it sounds all the same to me. Dunno why considering I don't have these problems with other languages I'm learning.
What I like is that from 1 to 13, they're all only 1 syllable numbers in french, 100 and 1000 are also just one syllable.
Then you see english speaking can't even talk about thousands and have to shorten it down to "twenty-sixteen" or else it's too long to pronounce
People apply stereotypes they associate to certain nationality to their language, and the other way around, thus finding a shallow justification to their stereotype.
For instance, German is harsh and authoritarian because the German people are cold and harsh; Germans are this way because of their language.
And my language is gay because I appear gay to you. IThat's a common stereotype about French people, it ranges from very effeminate to plain gay.
Swedish stereotypes are not as common as those regarding the French. You've probably heard lots of things about the French since you'r a kid, but not as much about the Swedes, and the fact that you consider them a bunch of SJW probably comes only from what you've seen on /int/.
Someone like a Finn, with much more exposure to Swedish and the Swedes, would have specific stereotypes about them.
Over here, our stereotypes about French people are generally about you're not showering/bathing, not shaving, being pessimistic about life, always going on strikes and being cowards.
But we also see you as great cooks and as swingers, who always have several love affairs.
Question for non-francophones: how does Quebec French sound to your ears, especially compared to standard French?
Do you hear a clear difference or does it all sound the same to you?
In case you've never heard Quebec French, here's some random samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_hcxGAgHM (formal speech)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0horEXBfrA0 (semi formal, semi colloquial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhbrR4-Z5fw (extremely colloquial, downright redneck)