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

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dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 10:01:13 AM
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

slimofswiv
Male, 30-39, Europe
 116 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 8:53:18 AM
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

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:24:36 PM
Its even harder to learn once americans butcher it and then try to say its "american english".

ilfg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 338 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 9:05:35 AM
Andybme
resume in that context isn't english

thenedman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 231 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:43:19 AM
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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:26:10 AM

The learned man learned much as he crooked his crooked finger.

andybme
Male, 50-59, Western US
 296 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:22:50 AM
He then resumed reading the resume

lukas1051
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3420 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 5:15:16 AM
Forgot English is the only language with homographs.

bluevayero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 226 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:17:50 AM
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

SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3365 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:48:26 PM
drat those drating draters.

Nah, English is perfect.

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:15:59 PM
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.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:28:03 PM
and yet I had no trouble reading it (I'm surprised after the fact)

SubstanceD
Male, 18-29, Australia
 76 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:23:16 PM
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

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6290 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:32:10 PM
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!

FeeFee
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 591 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:20:58 PM
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo, anyone?

mamba
Male, 18-29, Europe
 618 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:36:25 PM
Even English speakers find that that is a problem.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24198 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:48:50 PM
"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)

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24198 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:38:17 PM
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?

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:28:28 PM
What. Is up with the double posting. For real.

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:24:08 PM
radio and radiography is another example.

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:22:13 PM
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.

foolsowl
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 31 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:34:31 PM
@jops360 yes it is a correct sentence.here

foolsowl
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 31 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:26:31 PM
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

FredSpudman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 606 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:25:34 PM
@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."

FredSpudman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 606 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:23:41 PM
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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