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Why English is different

 
 
Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2015 07:31 pm
https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 06:37 am
@gungasnake,
Every language is different from other.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 11:33 am
@selectmytutor,
English is a great deal more different than most. You might want to read the article, it's interesting.
saab
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 01:24 pm
@gungasnake,
Every language has it tricky or difficult sides - so does English.
The articcle does not really sound too serious about Old Norse and English.
In Normandie are non of the Nordic words left, but several of the placenames.
The Swedish names were written down by French clercs who could knew Latin.So Borgeby got to be Bourgquebu and Yvetot come from Ivetofta.
Caudebec is Kalleb├Ąck close to Gothenburg.
There are many many Old Norse words in English.
Grimsby, we, you, they, house, husbound, I think I could tell you about 150 and there probably are even more.
Things are more compilcated that your article tells.
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criten
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2016 05:12 am
@gungasnake,
What I like in 'phonetic languages' (I also speak Turkish, for example) is that it is always possible for learners to predict the spelling of a word they first encounter in speech, or the pronunciation of a word they first encounter in writing. English doesn't have that.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2016 08:12 am
@criten,
Take an English dictionary and you will see the words are with phonetic language.
VladGets
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 03:22 am
@saab,
10 letters written and read only 4-5 letters
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