The English Language

October 16, 2012
By King_Nothing GOLD, Tampa, Florida
King_Nothing GOLD, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less." Robert E. Lee
"Fairy tales are more than true -- not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten." - G.K. Chesterton


I was raised on the English language. This made it pretty easy for me to learn it. Then, after so many years, I started to learn Spanish. And I must say, Spanish grammar is much easier to understand.
And this applies to many other languages, I'm sure, because in English, we have rules that change with each individual word. And then there's our letters; rough, through, thought, borough, all the "ough" sounds are different in each word. Spanish hardly ever changes the way letters are pronounced (French, on the other hand, is worse than English at having letters they DON'T pronounce...).
Further, I learned more about English grammar in Spanish than in my English class. Preterite? I've been calling it "past-tense" since I was 5. Past participle? I don't remember what that is, but it was easier to understand in Spanish.
So, try not to learn English, unless absolutely necessary. There are people here in America who will never speak it right, so why should you?


The author's comments:
This is assuming people outside America use this website.
I've always had this view, ever since I started learning Spanish. I can only say so much in Spanish, but I still say the rules make much more sense.

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on Oct. 29 2012 at 8:19 am
King_Nothing GOLD, Tampa, Florida
12 articles 7 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less." Robert E. Lee
"Fairy tales are more than true -- not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten." - G.K. Chesterton

Is it?  I always have trouble with pronunciaton, 'cause in Spanish, the told us to pronounce everything, but in French, that's not always the case.  Like lumiéres.  My brain says "loo-mee-AIR-ez" but apparently it's just "loo-mee-AIRS"

on Oct. 25 2012 at 8:49 pm
I have to agree with you about the french, I am taking french for high school. Although prouncation is pretty easy for me the grammar is kinda difficult. 


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