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    E
    ngl
    ish:
    An
    e
    nigma.

    At firs
    t, the lett
    ers an
    d word
    sscatter;
    incompr
    ehensible,
    im
    pause
    Ible t
    oread. Thi
    ssto
    p and go
    way ofp
    iecin
    gtoget
    her sen
    tense
    s to try andm
    ake sense
    of the
    m is

    Frustrating.

    Always the tem
    ptation lies t
    o substit
    ute the occa
    sional
    "Oui" and
    "Désolé,"
    in you
    r wor
    ds.
    Remnan
    ts of
    "La langue
    Maternelle,"
    Remna
    nts pus
    hed to me
    ntalc
    orners, cove
    red by th
    ewords
    "What I me
    ant to
    say w
    as..."

    A few ye
    ars is plenty
    of time to
    atrophy
    any muscle,
    tongues included.
    And after awhile, the
    messages lose
    their mystery.

    At a cost.
    Yes, there comes a time where you can proudly say
    "I speak your English words, I am
    American!"
    Mais quand t'entends
    ces mots, ces phrases,
    You stop.

    "I do not
    Understand."
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