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Subject: Speaking rates
Question: Is it possible to compare the speed at which different languages are
normally spoken? If so, which languages are relatively fast and which
are slow?

Reply: In addition to what Dr. Cruz-Ferreira said, let me add that the speaking rate of a
language you don't know frequently sounds faster than the speaking rate of a
language you do know. This is a subjective impression, often no supported by actual
measurement.

Reply From: Susan D Fischer      click here to access email
 
Date: 13-Nov-2012
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Speaking rates    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (12-Nov-2012)
  2. Re: Speaking rates    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (14-Nov-2012)

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