Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Weird

Since I sense it doesn"t make sense.
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Male 3,592
you get that in all languages it one of the frist things you notice wen learing a new language.
japanese
HAshi =chopsticks
haSHI =bridge
and so on
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Male 116
i love that our language is what it is, all you yanks fcuk it up, like a bunch of inbred mongs, the aussies do ok with it, and the rest of the world need to catch up and speak our tongue, so fix up and look sharp ffs ;-)
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Male 3,285
Its even harder to learn once americans butcher it and then try to say its "american english".
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Male 336
Andybme
resume in that context isn`t english
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Male 302
Ok I know a lot of this is going to be bleeped out but.

One of the drating great things about the drating English language is that you can drating put drating wherever you drat want and it still makes drating sense.
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Male 38,065

The learned man learned much as he crooked his crooked finger.
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Male 296
He then resumed reading the resume
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Male 3,425
Forgot English is the only language with homographs.
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Male 226
1) That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
2) James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher
google those
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Male 3,431
drat those drating draters.

Nah, English is perfect.
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Female 1,478
My dad told me about one that his teacher wrote on the blackboard one time..

That that that that teacher used was correct.

Or That "that" that that, etc.
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Female 2,764
and yet I had no trouble reading it (I`m surprised after the fact)
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Male 76
If you think that`s bad you`ve never seen the Chinese Poem "Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den". It`s a 92 character poem where every syllable is the sound "shi" but in different tones.

Link
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Female 6,381
We like to act like other languages don`t have this kind of stuff going on. I picked up a book on learning Chinese once, and it warned that up front that it wasn`t easy. As an example, it gave a certain monosyllable that meant fish, itchy, shopping, hammer, wheel - or something like that, anyway. Context and inflection were the only ways to distinguish at least six common words from one another.
Do you prefer German? You have to remember which of THREE genders every noun in the language has.
French has horribly cumbersome conjugations of verbs - all the common ones being "irregular" - compared to English`s "building block" system:
I have run/I might have run/I could have run, etc. It`s a different conjugation for each in France!
So we tend to have odd spellings and things - it`s not the worst thing in learning a new language!
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Female 583
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo, anyone?
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Male 628
Even English speakers find that that is a problem.
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Male 37,052
"The wind wound down the windy windy road"

I made up that in grade 11! Just to bother my English teacher! (didn`t work, he laffed)
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Male 37,052
More song lyrics fun!

"There`s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
`Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings"

That one`s EASY! But...
Guess Who Covered It?
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Female 1,478
What. Is up with the double posting. For real.
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Female 1,478
radio and radiography is another example.
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Female 1,478
Idlerlee2, I believe the caption is suppose to be like a title, as in the title of a book/the title of a link on the site. So -most- of the words should be capitalied, but not all.

I have a -huge- problem with words. I hate so many of them. I also read a lot, so I get annoyed when an author uses some words too often, like defile(s) and orient(ed). But what really bothers me is.. hmm. Say the word colon properly. Now say colonic properly. And there are so many other words I know but can`t come up with just now... And yet words like acrobat and acrobatic work just fine.
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Male 31
@jops360 yes it is a correct sentence.here
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Male 31
More reasons English makes no sense,
good food
laughter daughter
heard beard
ache mustache
canal anal
our language clearly doesn`t care to follow it`s own rules
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Male 653
@techgeek "Civil War" samples Strother Martin`s speech in the 1967 movie, Cool Hand Luke: "What we`ve got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can`t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don`t like it any more than you men."
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Male 653
But other languages have genders for every damn thing and it`s tricky to remember them because in one language bridge can be male and in another female.
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Male 2,593
@Kitteh9lives Civil war by guns and roses off of use your illusion 2.
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Female 4,355
everyones just jealous of our cool words.
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Male 689
steelgrid - no it is not. where is the punctuation.
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Male 1,586
Just remember kitteh no man can eat 50 eggs.
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Male 453
Yeah, we`ve the only language with homonyms. Nice try, but I ain`t buyin`.
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Male 2,700
Dont forget,

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"

This is in fact a complete sentence.
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Male 3,842
Kitteh: Cool Hand Luke. What we have here is failure to communicate.
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Male 3,842
There are so many more of these:

The sports league sanctioned the new tournament.

When my contract ends, I will resign.
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Female 8,044
10 internet points for anyone who gets my quote. ;-)
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Male 135
@meneado, not jumping at your post, but a post in reference to it!

If every online humor/slapstick page should have their own exclusive content. You would end up with a less free internet. (Since content is restricted).

So, in essence, it really shouldn`t matter if you see something two places
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Male 246
@Ilderlee2

it is proper for the titles of things to always have each word be capitalized (with the exception for small insignificant words like "the" or "and" etc.) Notice, that the title portion is all caps but the comment side is not...
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Male 2,096
Also: they aren`t Butterflies, they are Flutterbys.
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Female 8,044
Idlerlee2, it`s because that`s the way fancy wants it.
Some men you just can`t reach, like fancylad. So you get the titles we have here, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don`t like it any more than you men.
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Male 256
i didnt have a problem with any of them
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Male 135
The English language is incredibly easy to learn, compared to other common languages like Mandarin, German and French.

The grammar is infinitely easier to grasp, and there is a larger source to soak in your information from around the western world.

Also I Have A Question About The Captions. Are They Always Written With The First Letter In Every Word Large, Or Is That Just To Annoy The Hell Out Of Me.
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Female 1,743
So some words have two meanings?
THAT`S SUCH A HARD CONCEPT TO UNDERSTAND. MY POOR BRAAAAAINNN...
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Female 8,044
Link: Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn [Pic] [Rate Link] - Since I sense it doesn`t make sense.
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