Commence semi-random short post! I decided to try reading something in French out loud, to see how my pronunciation is. After reading a couple of short assignments from way back in French class, I tried saying from memory the lyrics of a favorite song, “J’ai Deux Amours.” I know it through Madeleine Peyroux, though it was originally performed by Josephine Baker. But I got to the chorus and it came out sung.
I’m a bit frustrated that I blatantly mispronounced an easy word, but it’s good practice. Don’t know why I didn’t think of recording my spoken French before–simple way to check yourself (…and notice that with ordinary text you have a tendency to say five words rapid-fire, pause for a couple of seconds, say five more words, etc.). 😛