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PostSubject: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:39 am

Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn :scratch:

- The bandage was wound around the wound.

- The farm was used to produce produce.

- The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

- We must polish the Polish furniture.

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

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

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

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

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

- I did not object to the object.

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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:45 am

No kidding, between that and homophones people who learn English as a second language are in for some trouble.


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:04 am

bethandmanly wrote:
No kidding, between that and homophones people who learn English as a second language are in for some trouble.

Isn't that the truth!


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:26 am

Well, when you put it that way, I have to agree! *LOL*

I remember when trying to teach my kids how to read saying, "This is the letter ___, but it really sounds like the letter ___." Or, "I know you see the letter ____, but it is silent." They'd look at me like I was nuts!


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:18 am

No kidding! What about the word "Colonel" pronounced 'Ker-nel' Huh? LOL

I'd rather learn english as a second language though than spanish lol because you have to learn how to use different verbs... (more than twice the amount of english) see the example below to show you what I mean grinsmiley

Notice the different words for 'sing' = 'cantar'

I will sing = Yo cantare
You sing = Tu cantas
He sings = El canta
He will sing = El cantara
She sings = Ella canta
They sing = Ellos cantan
They will sing = Ellos cantaran
We sing = Nosotros cantamos

In this example... you only use sing and sings (2) versus the 7 in spanish lol and if I include past tense... we're talking about more lol

You also have to change the adgetives if it's a boy or a girl. For example

House is considered female.... car is considered male

The house is new = La casa es nueva
The car is new = El carro es nuevo


 
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:51 pm

LOL! Languages are so interesting to study, though!


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:31 pm

Reminds me of that claim that "ghoti" spells "fish."

The gh as in rough, the o as in women, and the ti as in nation.

ghoti = fish. Huh?
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:09 pm

:haha:


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:27 pm

Rob wrote:
Reminds me of that claim that "ghoti" spells "fish."

The gh as in rough, the o as in women, and the ti as in nation.

ghoti = fish. Huh?

Say, that was pretty cool. I'd never heard that before.
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:31 pm

And they say "i before e except after c." How weird and foreign.
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:32 pm

flatbroke wrote:
ghoti = fish.

Say, that was pretty cool. I'd never heard that before.

Actually, I think the exact quote was that if you cross Gotti, you sleep with the fishes.
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:42 pm

Rob wrote:
flatbroke wrote:
ghoti = fish.

Say, that was pretty cool. I'd never heard that before.

Actually, I think the exact quote was that if you cross Gotti, you sleep with the fishes.

I thought he was murdered? No wait, that was Hoffa. Nevermind.
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:34 am

Rob wrote:
And they say "i before e except after c."


But if you finish that, it makes much more sense:

I before E, except after C. . . and E before N in chicken.


Now doesn't that make things MUCH more clear? batEyes


Ghoti=fish? :Hahaha: I love that!








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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:59 am

PART TWO-More Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn grinsmiley

- The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

- There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

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

- The buck does funny things when the does are present.

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

- To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

- The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

- After a number of injections my jaw got number.

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

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

- How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?



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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:25 am

This is why, I'm confused in English Language. scratchead




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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:04 am

No wonder why so many people find English hard!


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:37 am

Buttercup wrote:
This is why, I'm confused in English Language. scratchead

Do you speak another language, Buttercup?


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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:39 pm

Ha! I'm just seeing this thread...so funny how these four year old threads come back to life! HeeHee Good stuff Rhonda! The English language IS pretty crazy! Yikes
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PostSubject: Re: Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn   Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:58 pm

oh ya
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