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The Nonsense Of English Spelling

The issues with english spelling explained by Ed, a very sharp old man. Can you guess his age before the end?

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The Nonsense Of English Spelling. The issues with english spelling explained by Ed, a very sharp old man. Can you guess his age before the end?
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xoxnameless
Female, 18-29, Canada
 205 Posts
Friday, May 6, 2011 8:22:39 PM
That's one of the most impressive things I`ve seen on this site yet. I always try to get that point across, and this is perfect.

Roflmaos
Male, 18-29, Europe
 12 Posts
Sunday, May 1, 2011 7:23:14 AM
Well....english is still easy.

LittleMickey
Female, 18-29, Canada
 227 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 4:12:01 PM
This guy reminds me of my grandpa. :)

nikkuchan
Male, 18-29, Asia
 146 Posts
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6:04:37 AM
English has many Latin roots because of influence from other languages, but I alpensepp is basically right. English and German both derived from the same proto-germanic language, and was heavily influenced by French due to French and English speakers sharing much of history together (French speakers were higher-class, so while French influenced English, it did not go the other way around as well).
English has many connections to Latin, but it is probably closer to German. This is usually why languages like French, Spanish, and Italian are referred to as "Latin-based" languages, and English is not.

agentsmith41
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 27 Posts
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:39:34 AM
@alpensepp

A lot of english also comes from latin and greek if i'm not mistaken

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