For a long while I was rather ashamed of my native language, but of late I have become fond of it. It has a certain...quirkiness...that I like. And it can be beautiful, when used properly. As to French--I don't know that language, but hearing or seeing it, it seems over-refined. Older French seems more...elegant. eli . [log in to unmask] gone to croatan <- Original Text -> In a message dated 2000/04/25 02:59:18 PM, you wrote: >That's a fair description :) . Maybe it's due to our French ears! How do >you English speakers hear French?