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21 Reasons the English Language Is Hard to Learn
 
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 02:11:35
bleachie
I got this in an email from my sister.

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm was used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.

4. We must polish the Polish furniture.

5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to
present the present.

8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10. I did not object to the object.

11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12. There was a row among the oarsmen on how to row.

13. They were too close to the door to close it.

14. The buck does funny things when does are present.

15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16. To help with planting, the farme r taught his sow to sow.

17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?


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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 02:47:56
Cygnus
*shrug* All about context, yo. Context is quite important in English, since sometimes one word will have multiple meanings. You have to be fully aware of what you're reading to pick up the exact meaning because of things like that.

(In the end, though, those words are used like that for the purpose of efficiency, because it allows the relationships between the words to become immediately apparent. One might have never seen the word before, but one can figure out its meaning almost right away based on other words one might know. For example, with "sewer" and "sewer" it is easy to see the relationship to "sew" and "sewage" because of the way they're spelled. The same word just happens to be a convenient solution for both meanings. And, for another example, there is a relationship between the meanings of "produce" and "produce.")

Might be a tad confusing to give one word several meanings, but I suppose one can excuse the gods of language for this one, since they have a good enough excuse. (Ha!)
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 02:54:22
bleachie
Cygnus skrev:
Might be a tad confusing to give one word several meanings, but I suppose one can excuse the gods of language for this one, since they have a good enough excuse. (Ha!)


*lol*
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 04:21:33
dillan
woa Im completly fluent in English, its my first language and I even had trouble with those at first lol!
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 05:27:40
Sensei
Very Cool and Very True of English.... and when 2ling tries to read this--she is going to have a fit
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 06:26:01
retroxchique
even i was like what?
lol
english wasn't my first language.

if you want to try something hard, try learning chinese.
:O
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 11:04:18
Blessgirl
English is very easy to learn, I know, cause english isn't my first language. But, I have easy to learn languages.
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 11:09:07
Jojoboo
Blessgirl skrev:
English is very easy to learn, I know, cause english isn't my first language. But, I have easy to learn languages.


Dito. English is my third.
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 11:31:17
BibFortuna
Meh, that's nothing compared to German, Dutch and French grammar :p
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 13:43:51
Gojidmal
Jojoboo skrev:
Blessgirl skrev:
English is very easy to learn, I know, cause english isn't my first language. But, I have easy to learn languages.


Dito. English is my third.


English is my third language too, and I've never really had problems with learning english :o
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 14:18:25
Jojoboo
PrideLoveLust. skrev:
Jojoboo skrev:
Blessgirl skrev:
English is very easy to learn, I know, cause english isn't my first language. But, I have easy to learn languages.


Dito. English is my third.


English is my third language too, and I've never really had problems with learning english :o


Me neither; I suppose we're just smart! ;D

But it's kinda weird, because I see people in my class who can barely even write in english.. They're at the level I was when I was like, 8, and now I'm 14. >.>
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 19:54:04
BibFortuna
Sensei skrev:
Very Cool and Very True of English.... and when 2ling tries to read this--she is going to have a fit


or translate the whole bit with an online translator :p
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Skrivet den 2006-07-19 21:41:22
bleachie
BibFortuna skrev:
Sensei skrev:
Very Cool and Very True of English.... and when 2ling tries to read this--she is going to have a fit


or translate the whole bit with an online translator :p


Haha.

I had a little trouble at first; I was reading the whole thing slowly out loud!! I am NOT a stickler for things like this. And English is my first language. That's pretty sad. (But I guess Spanish got to my mind this past year.)
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Skrivet den 2006-07-20 04:21:12
Ayelet
the case is closed against the missing case ;O
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Skrivet den 2006-07-20 04:59:26
bleachie
Ayelet skrev:
the case is closed against the missing case ;O




That is good. It took me a few seconds to read it and get it.
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Skrivet den 2006-07-20 12:19:42
Blessgirl
Jojoboo skrev:
PrideLoveLust. skrev:
Jojoboo skrev:
Blessgirl skrev:
English is very easy to learn, I know, cause english isn't my first language. But, I have easy to learn languages.


Dito. English is my third.


English is my third language too, and I've never really had problems with learning english :o


Me neither; I suppose we're just smart! ;D

But it's kinda weird, because I see people in my class who can barely even write in english.. They're at the level I was when I was like, 8, and now I'm 14. >.>


omg o.o When I lived in USA, I spoke fluent english, but when I came back to Sweden, I forgot almost all english! o.o I lived in USA when I was 3 - 5 years old. So I had sorta relearned english xD
 
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