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The title of this video is a bit misleading but the core of "Some forms of language are simply not possible to translate to another" is right.

Moreover my experience with French speakers who learn English is that they often don't use lexical stress in their speech, which makes their verbal English... not English.

Lexical stress is part of spoken English even if English speakers don't know it.

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@emacsen "stress isn’t something you normally have to consider while writing" — and then you read Hammerfall by C. J. Cherryh and realize, that yes, you do. That’s the book that taught me to prefer reading original German fantasy, because I realized that I did not know any German book with a similar intensity.

It would take a decade until I found German authors up for the challenge — and more.

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