What does French sound like?

Curny   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:42 pm GMT
To someone who can't speak French, what does the French language sound like?

example : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Px4Vpem3nk
SS   Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:57 pm GMT
French sounds like French.
It's somewhat similar to a hevy nasalized (and devoided of "r's") Welsh.
Guest   Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:54 pm GMT
French sound a little like Netherlandic languages too
6dup   Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:31 pm GMT
It sounds totally alien to my ears. I can't understand how they make all these crazy sounds.
my   Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:57 pm GMT
"r" and "eu" in French sounds like "r" and "" in German.
encore   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:09 pm GMT
Italian sounds clearly,French not.
CID   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:09 pm GMT
<<"r" and "eu" in French sounds like "r" and "" in German. >>

Yes, but overall French does NOT sound like German
to CID   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:17 pm GMT
Well,French does not sound like German,but similar to German. Both languages have roots in Old Frankish (Germanic) language.
Andrea   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:31 pm GMT
I think it could sound like this language (the recording at the bottom of the page).

http://www.omniglot.com/blog/category/language/page/28/
to Andrea   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:37 pm GMT
it's actually at the top of the page, and yes it does sound exactly like french!
slor!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:42 pm GMT
"Italian sounds clearly,French not. "

What do you mean??
Guest   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:38 pm GMT
Well,French does not sound like German,but similar to German. Both languages have roots in Old Frankish (Germanic) language

You say it as if French was a Germanic language or something. French has its roots in Vulgar Latin, and sounds so odd because of the Gaulish substratum.
f u   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:59 pm GMT
French sounds GAY, what else?
italov   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:29 am GMT
French sounds awful
rep   Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:58 am GMT
<<You say it as if French was a Germanic language or something. French has its roots in Vulgar Latin, and sounds so odd because of the Gaulish substratum.>>
French sounds so odd because of Germanic Frankish superstratum.