August 19, 2003

Where Are you From ?

This is kind of a common question when meeting people. However it looks like I have a keen ability to fool people (yeah, I'm used to it for a long time). I hardly met many people that could guess I was French. Most of the time they think I'm German as it looks like I have a slight German accent in some sentences (French do think I'm english though until I speak French, 'ah, tu parles francais ?' ...). I do keep a slight French accent by my inability to pronounce most of starting 'h' and people start noticing it once they know I'm French. Today is a first however, my english buddy for the last 3 days told me he thought I was South African as it looks like I got an accent from South Africa. Now, that's interesting.

Posted by stephane at August 19, 2003 07:29 AM

Totally out of date. I was told by an Australian that there is no doubt I was French (though she's been living in France)...but another one told me he thought I was Czech or something.

Posted by: stephane on September 8, 2003 04:08 AM