The Great Language Game
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I only got an 800. I simply CANNOT tell the Slavic languages apart.
What a great game!
Do you think? Gosh!
You're not the first person to say that, and I think it's amazing, because I'm portuguese, and for me polish sounds very much alien (even if I know german) and so very different to my mother tongue :)
(I got 2 portuguese questions in my attempt, so that was easy hehe)
Well you know what to look for.
Actually I agree with you. Polish is from a completely different language group to Portuguese. There are some completely different sounds. I am generally pretty good at languages I have heard - both Polish and Portuguese fall in to that group (lots of ex-pats, although more Poles than Portuguese, in and around Peterborough*).
* And despite the muck-raking in the Daily Fail etc there are very few problems resulting from the immigration.
ETA: French also has the nasals, of course.
It's all the voiced sh sounds, and the like. I agree. I remember hearing it when I was about 14--finding a radio station in Boston that was probably for the local Portuguese community and thinking it was something Slavic.