Being unable to correctly read and pronounce all but a few French words has bothered me only little until now. Now I not only want to learn to read comfortably in that language, I feel it’s an absolute necessity, and an embarrassment that I’ve put it off for so long. Luckily, my copy of Heath’s French and English Dictionary (1903) has a guide to pronunciation. That will be a good place to begin, as well as Chapter 13 of George Moore’s Avowals†, which is a lecture of his presented in French. As I told my son this morning in a brief email exchange, how can I skip that chapter and still say I’ve read the book? Next and simultaneously on my list: Latin.
† a book mentioned here yesterday