Joseph (bonsly) wrote in linguaphiles,

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Written to spoken.

Many languages sound very different from how they are written (if not all), a given thing. However, if you know any language that sounds completely, or almost, to how they are spelled, does it still surprise you?

Amazingly enough, Portuguese comes fairly easy to me, I'm still learning it, but it's one of the only few languages that I have little trouble with. That is, until I hear it spoken. Mind you, I've only seen videos of people speaking it, as well as audio clips, but whenever I hear it, I can't seem to figure out what in the world they're saying. Which I find weird seeing as how I speak fluent Spanish, and Port and Span are fairly similar. Yet when I hear people speak German, I can easily tell they're speaking German, even if I don't know what they're saying.

Portuguese, when spoken, just doesn't sound Latin based to me. Anybody else have this sort of issue? And if so, with what language?

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