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Windows 7: And you think English is easy, think again

10 Jan 2014   #11
z3r010

 

I've found myself a few times reading through a page in German and mostly understanding it without hitting translate on the browser, to speak I know a lot more Spanish than any other second language but if I look at a page of it I need to hit translate to make any sense, German and English are not that far apart.

In UK Schools they mostly seem to teach french as a secondary language, I've always been baffled by this as only a few country's in the world speak french and we mostly go to Spanish countries on holiday/vacation
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10 Jan 2014   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Methinks, therefore meam

Where, wear, ware, werewolf -> there wolf

Bear left

English is the child of many languages
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10 Jan 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That's where, I think, most of the US education system fails is not making a second language mandatory. Depending on where one lives this second language would be English or Spanish.

In our University environment, add Korean, Japanese, Hindi, or Russian
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10 Jan 2014   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes
That isn't English.

When shot at, the dove dived into the bushes.
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10 Jan 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've found myself a few times reading through a page in German and mostly understanding it without hitting translate on the browser, to speak I know a lot more Spanish than any other second language but if I look at a page of it I need to hit translate to make any sense, German and English are not that far apart.

In UK Schools they mostly seem to teach french as a secondary language, I've always been baffled by this as only a few country's in the world speak french and we mostly go to Spanish countries on holiday/vacation
We go to France every year and you would be amazed how many Brits are there on vacation or permanently. In one little town in the Lot they even make the announcements during the Sunday market in English. They have speakers all over town.

You may want to read this book from Peter Mayle. It is very amusing. I bet you won't put it down before the end. He has written other books about France too.
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10 Jan 2014   #16
z3r010

 

I think in all English speaking counties that Spanish followed my Mandarin Chinese should be mandatory, the only thing anybody needs to learn in french is "I'm a cheese eating surrender monkey" although I think most of the french have learnt that in German anyway
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10 Jan 2014   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

French is one of the most beautiful and amusing languages. It happens to be my second mother language and the one I prefer to speak. Unfortunately now I don't get to France too often- Just vacation and an occasional trip to Alsace which is not far from my German home.
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10 Jan 2014   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I took French in High School and I have to wonder the wisdom of that choice here in Southern California, I wish I had a way to practice speaking and listening to it. But speaking of English to the regional surf dialect here that has warped English into now common phases but back in the early days it was a way to communicate without the adults having a clue and I'm sure it drove them batty! Now with the whole rap culture it's funny how difficult just understanding someone can be and we're in theory speaking the same language for the States but a far cry from the Queens English !
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10 Jan 2014   #19
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I didn't say that I didn't say it. I said that I din't say that I said it.
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10 Jan 2014   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Nah, that's not so. If it was not for the lack of any pronounciation rules, English would be the easiest language of those that I know.
Oh, we have pronunciation rules. It's just that we have more exceptions to the rules than adherence to them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Methinks, therefore meam

Where, wear, ware, werewolf -> there wolf

Bear left

English is the child of many languages
English is the illegitimate child of many languages

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
That's where, I think, most of the US education system fails is not making a second language mandatory. Depending on where one lives this second language would be English or Spanish.

In our University environment, add Korean, Japanese, Hindi, or Russian
Back when I was in school (half a century ago), a second language was mandatory.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes
That isn't English.

When shot at, the dove dived into the bushes.
Something like the runner slud into second base?
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