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|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|