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My only complaint with English by Royce Gracie - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:16:57 EST ID:Iq7nB2aU No.4716045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You know a language is bad, when there are entire contests designed to test the skill of remembering the order of letters in weirdly spelled words.

Those kinds of contests make absolutely no sense in a proper phonetic writing system with clear rules, like most Romance languages for example.
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Raymond Oliver - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:21:51 EST ID:xIvA5Qzu No.4716048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
those things are beauty pageants for nerds
a.k.a. another shallow American "tradition"
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Harmonious Fartingstor - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:22:04 EST ID:nJkrco7e No.4716049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That only happens when a language is so good it absorbs so many words from other languages that the original phonetic system falls apart.
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Dr. Eggman - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:24:11 EST ID:XOWVLyDA No.4716051 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's not a part of english, it's american.
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Danny Strong - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:24:43 EST ID:NsbUeE88 No.4716052 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716045
we do that so we can spot the uneducated and foreigners online and irl
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Ninja Boy Archie - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:39:03 EST ID:blj1ib4x No.4716057 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i've been saying that OP, it has way too many similar words/sounds
but maybe that's what makes it one of the easiest languages to learn? idk.
i'm not a native speaker
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FuckPendertene.tmp - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:40:08 EST ID:GwKdLK7D No.4716058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716049
English is a true mutt, yeah. Wonderful that way. Largest vocabulary by a longshot, unless you include synthetic languages such as Finnish, which can technically create a near-infinite number of words.
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Link Shitrider - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:54:49 EST ID:UiHyKRG5 No.4716064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Romamce languages like French where sometimes the entire back half of a word is silent and nouns have gender (???) with an ass load of verb conguates?

Pass.
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Boarder Simon - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:27:23 EST ID:rkqXNq+N No.4716077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716064
>nouns have gender
lol that's most most languages including English.

We just stopped using most of the words that aren't masculine because radical grammatical misogyny there were too many damn words and we english-speakers ain't been smart enough to use them in common speech for 500 years.

But anyway English has slowly become a largely genderless language by eradicating the lesser neutral and feminine words because your ancestors, statistically were common as fuck.

German is the way it is because they elevated the high German instead. We've actually lost a great deal of mutual intelligibility beyond having pretty different vocabularies.

I won a state spelling bee when I was in school. I was pretty good at tests. I was pretty tired for the regional one though and suffered a humiliating defeat spelling Goddess with one D. lol. Lost fucking immediately.

I'm a real slow writer though and shit at grammar. But lucky for me it's much harder to make a tournament out of that shit.
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Shuri - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:48:01 EST ID:XhvAPMi7 No.4716091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716045
Remember when Twain tried to simplify the English vocabulary so that words are spelled in a way that makes sense? If only.

Also I'm not sure how to feel about spelling foreign words in English using the wrong English letters that dont match the sound it's supposed to make. It should be spelled "halapinyo" or something because in English the "J" does not make that sound, an "H" does. We're smart enough not to spell volkswagon the German way, "wolkvagon". We spell it phonetically, I just want a little consistency.
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Dr. Eggman - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:50:10 EST ID:XOWVLyDA No.4716093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716091
>Remember when Twain tried...

How old are you?
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Royce Gracie - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:00:41 EST ID:Iq7nB2aU No.4716107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716064
What a strawman.
You are attacking something totally different. The thread is called my only complaint with English. French sucks in many ways, not just verb conjugations, but it sounds super annoying to my ears in general. Anyway my point it that despite it’s flaws French has a very codified straight towars spelling system, that alone is my only contention.
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Raymond Oliver - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:04:36 EST ID:xIvA5Qzu No.4716110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716091
>We're smart enough not to spell volkswagon the German way, "wolkvagon"

Volkswagen is spelled Volkswagen in German, not sure how you came up with that travesty.
Even pronunciation is nearly the same except that in English people tend to to pronounce the E as an O, just like how you misspelled it.

Anyway loanwords are just that, borrowed words. Unless you wanna be like the French and make up new words just because you think you're better than other languages.
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Helena Rozhenko - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:06:05 EST ID:WX4clMVv No.4716111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716093
128yo senior btw
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Boarder Simon - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:15:34 EST ID:rkqXNq+N No.4716116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716091
>We're smart enough not to spell volkswagon the German way, "wolkvagon"

Bruh. Volk is Folk, and it's pronounced the same way. You just reverse anglo-germanicized it.
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Shuri - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:20:03 EST ID:XhvAPMi7 No.4716120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716116
I'm retarded, sorry, i botched it. Bad example anyway since it's a brand name. Still German "W" is pronounced like our "V" and what i mean to say is that we should spell it in English how we pronounce it instead of being like "oh well their alphabet looks pretty similar let's just transliterate it it's cool lol"
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Nathaniel Fanwater - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:23:34 EST ID:wea4iTxT No.4716126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is OP one of those esperanto fags? Is that the whole point of this thread?

OP fuck off out of here with your stupid made-up internet language.
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Antoine Parmentier - Thu, 17 May 2018 15:32:25 EST ID:V8u98K1D No.4716278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716126
OP here back from the Grave.

No I’m not an Esperanto fag, in fact I hate Esperanto fags probably as much as you. I really like the simplicity of the English language, I like the way it sounds. My only gripe is irregular spelling. I know the world is not perfect, but if there was a way to improve English and make spelling totally phonetic following clearly classified rules, it damn well would be the best language in the world.
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Jean-Luc Picard - Thu, 17 May 2018 17:12:47 EST ID:xiNFj+an No.4716335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>4716278
>I really like the simplicity of the English language
I understand German is simpler, though it doesn't sound as nice.
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JoseJackson - Fri, 18 May 2018 00:35:47 EST ID:Qh52XJ0c No.4716687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716077
I thought the genderless thing had a lot to do with the Anglo and Norman languages having basically opposing genders for a lot of words, so they just kind of cancelled out.
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Roy Neary - Fri, 18 May 2018 06:30:37 EST ID:sYnd26Bl No.4716833 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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English is good for a lot of reasons, but the primary one is that it's my first language and I'm very lazy.
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Jushin Thunder Liger - Fri, 18 May 2018 08:30:58 EST ID:U8y2+Piv No.4716876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716335
German is much more beautiful than english
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Hammer Bro. - Fri, 18 May 2018 08:34:21 EST ID:GwKdLK7D No.4716877 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716876
I think everyone almost universally agrees that German sounds like a guy with machinegun diarrhea
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Grand Nagus Gint - Fri, 18 May 2018 09:16:43 EST ID:nToLLoCr No.4716900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716877

I am English and I think German sounds much better. More announced and precise.
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Theon Greyjoy - Fri, 18 May 2018 09:27:17 EST ID:MIyMjdIX No.4716911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716900
What!? The only thing more guttural and beastly than German is Danish, it's like the retarded branch of the Germanic languages. If you want something more precise and beautiful, you gotta go Icelandic or Norwegian.
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Montgomery Scott - Fri, 18 May 2018 09:28:09 EST ID:JwDw2+JC No.4716912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716335
>I understand German is simpler, though it doesn't sound as nice.

It isn't. English is flat and wide. German is tall and narrow.

English is easier but you can do more with fewer words in German.
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Bobby Flay - Fri, 18 May 2018 09:29:52 EST ID:nJkrco7e No.4716914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716912
Fewer words maybe but about the same number of or more letters.
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Montgomery Scott - Fri, 18 May 2018 09:37:45 EST ID:JwDw2+JC No.4716918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>4716912
But in any language if you're proficient you can work around not knowing the words for what you're talking about.

>The grey leg-face man
>The windy man, the long mover.
>The black-eyed chinese people who eat sticks
>Y'know those guys with the little hands, and the big pockets? With the little version of themselves in the front pocket?
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Viacheslav Datsik - Fri, 18 May 2018 09:57:36 EST ID:wNc8RkfQ No.4716924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716911
German sounds like someone trying to shit out their mouth, but they're having a really hard time because their mouth is severely constipated.
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Cyborg Santos - Fri, 18 May 2018 11:34:29 EST ID:xIvA5Qzu No.4716962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716924
Even as a native Dutch speaker I must admit both Dutch and German sound pretty terrible.
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IanHinkinkotch.rm - Fri, 18 May 2018 13:02:54 EST ID:+E/Lmhrg No.4717013 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4716962
Dutch conversation sounds like 2 people clearing their throat. There's worse than German but...

Languages with gendered objects lose by default, that's insanity. Chinese if you intone a word incorrect the meaning changes. That must be hell for partially deaf people. If you can't hear yourself properly there is no way you'll ever make sense. Japanese is impractical for typing (I know there's a bastardised alphabet that fits on keyboards).

I'm just going to go out my way and say the celtic languages too: Scottish and Irish is basically just used to swear and Cornish to say your region's old name when it was a country and insult Devon (and Kernow's economic output probably matched what it does today too, but you are right about scones). Welsh is used when English people enter the pub.
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Bug Catcher Isabella - Fri, 18 May 2018 13:17:09 EST ID:RyBz4uWZ No.4717017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4717013
Welsh sounds like drunk rocks arguing.
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Consequences Creed - Fri, 18 May 2018 13:21:14 EST ID:NsbUeE88 No.4717020 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>4717017
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