Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Language of Love – What’s Yours?

I love languages. Have done since…way too long to remember. I loved French at school and often kick myself for not pursuing it (I’m sure my French teacher would love to kick me too!).

I guess that's why I so love reading Presents.

Aside from the delicious characters, the decadent scene setting and powerful emotion, rich language features very highly for me and the more foreign (to me), the better. That's not to say good old fashioned English doesn't do it for me. Because really, nothing beats a powerfully delivered, "I love you."

But I must admit my heart does beat a little faster if that I love you begins with a "Cara mia", "Mi corazon" or a “Glikia mou”. I have yet to read a “ya tebya lyublyu”, but with all the fresh ideas coming from the amazing new breed of Presents authors, I doubt it will be long before I do.

So, what's your language of love?

18 comments:

  1. I'm with you on the foreign sweet nothings - they sound so much more romantic in another language.

    XX

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  2. Oh gosh, what language was that last one?

    I think that's one of the reasons why I love Presents so much too. You get to vicariously travel and fall in love with foreign men :-)

    Totally off subject, but if you watch Brothers & Sisters, how gorgeous is Sarah's new French love interest?

    I was quite good at French at school, same as you, totally wish I'd kept it up. I'm embarassed when I'm abroad at how well others can speak English. If I could choose one language right now to speak, though, it'd be Italian. Everything sounds romantic when they speak :-)

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  3. Ya, Suzanne, they definitely do!

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  4. LOL, that last one is Russian. One of my friends at school dated a Russian, and of course, I learned all the *cough* right words from her.

    Brothers & Sisters - I fast realised it was becoming an obssession around the time I decided I didn't need one and stopped watching. Been meaning to go back and re-obssess, but, alas, new ones have taken its place. So no, don't know who you mean.

    DH keeps telling me to take a language course of some sort. I say, yeah, unless you're a time lord who can grant me an extra 12 hours in a day, it ain't happening ;)

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  5. Not a coincidence that I write sexy Italian heroes! And the occasional prince of a made-up land...and your odd sheikh and Greek...

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  7. And why we're eagerly waiting for your debut novel, Maisey! :-). And yes, almost forgot about the sheikhs!

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  8. Can't forget them!! With hopes that it's accepted, book three features an awfully sexy one!!

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  9. Casting my vote for Italian or Greek. Mmmm.

    Also studied French in school and likewise, regrettably never kept up with it.

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  10. I'm sure it will be, Maisey. Wow, you're on a roll, girl. WTG!

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  11. Hey, Sutton, great to see you here. It is a shame about not purusing the languages we loved at school, isn't it?

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  12. I'm just gonna stick with English... but with an Irish lilt. Yummy.

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  13. Can't help thinking there would be a great market for 'love language' foreign classes. I did an Italian course, but haven't managed to weave in 'is this the bus to Rome?' anywhere. Wouldn't it be a seller, especially if given by a romantic Italian/Frenchman/Greek/Sheik?

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  14. Oooh, never thought of that, Sally. I'd sign up sharpish!

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  15. Hey Jackie, perhaps you can spring it on Dr Jax when he's not looking, eh? ;). Good to see you here.

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