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Re: Mary's Danish
It's not a competition but my argument is that is very clear and audible that Mary has had intensive and targeted Danish Lessons amed at the language tone and melody. Prince Henrik had not. The language education was not as developped when he moved to Denmark and his edcuation was not as targeted as Mary's.
Catching the right melody in a language makes you sound as a native. Not doing so makes you sound 'foreign' even though the grammar is perfect.
I would say that Mary and Henrik never caught the right danish melody. Will not comment on who I think sounds better or worse. Both make/made mistakes in the grammar.
Some years ago a Danish comedian said that when Mary speaks Danish she sounds like a GPS car navigation system and to be honest - that is true to some extend.
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