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Old 10-04-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Even in the english language i have found that people often do not understand each other. In my opinion this is either because of different accents, different words for different things (eg. A corndog in America is called a hotdog in New Zealand) or the slang of that country. What are your views on this topic?
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
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Even in the english language i have found that people often do not understand each other. In my opinion this is either because of different accents, different words for different things (eg. A corndog in America is called a hotdog in New Zealand) or the slang of that country. What are your views on this topic?
I don't really have a problem having conversations with strangers, be them British, American, French, or basically from anywhere. I would suppose that is especially true for most people whose native language is English, but I am not going to bet on it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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There's going to be slang no matter what language you speak So yeah, english is a confusing language but so is any other language - maybe not as widely confusing though
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yeah english is probably one of the most confusing languages in the world. Whereas some other languages try to avoid other languages, english swallows them and spit them out english. like an ameoba.
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I agree that english is a tricky language, beacause vowles can be said in so many difeerent ways, ie kid kite,
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Consider yourself lucky that English words do not have gender. Both German and French have three different words for "the."
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Consider yourself lucky that English words do not have gender. Both German and French have three different words for "the."
Depends which English you're talking about! Old English had lots of words for 'the'. Linky. ( is pronounced as a hard 'th', as in 'the'.)
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:02 AM   #8
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Depends which English you're talking about! Old English had lots of words for 'the'. Linky. ( is pronounced as a hard 'th', as in 'the'.)
Yeah wasnt the old english the, thee?

Though Thee Ox was young thy divine eyes see thee sky through thine ox.
(i know that makes totally no sense but i felt like writing it).
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