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#1
I like English, it's my mother tounge.

There's the Queen's English, American English, and Patois/Broken English ect...
I can speak and understand pretty much all forms of English going.

As a language, English is idiot proof, it's also more poetic than German.
We don't make our words longer, we make them shorter, like can't instead of can not.

I like it, as far as languages go, English is alright.
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English is awful and the English should feel bad for creating it.
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#4
I like it. I'd rather know English than any other language in the world. I'm glad it's the one I learned first.
#5
English has a lot of arbitrary rules to its grammar and syntax, though. Apparently it's a harder language to learn.
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As a language, English is idiot proof



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Seriously though, English is one of the harder secondary languages to learn. There are a ton of non-uniformities in grammatical rules.
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#12
I speak more than just English but English is definitely the most useful one I know. I'm fluent in Tagalog, why the hell would I need to know how to speak Tagalog? I can just speak English instead. It's the only language that's useful EVERYWHERE.
#13
English makes 0 sense in many situations. I still found it easy to learn, idk why.

Saying that it's idiot proof only makes you look like an idiot
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English is idiot proof

While I agree than English has more simple grammar than some other languages, I would not describe it as "idiot proof".

English spelling is anything but intuitive. You don't notice it because it's your mother tongue. In Russian, for example, you pronounce almost every letter as it is written. This is not the case in English.
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At this very second, at least ten non-native English speakers just said "bitch" while trying to say "beach."
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While I agree than English has more simple grammar than some other languages, I would not describe it as "idiot proof".

English spelling is anything but intuitive. You don't notice it because it's your mother tongue. In Russian, for example, you pronounce almost every letter as it is written. This is not the case in English.


I was going to learn russian but I couldn't figure it out. If the bolded is true you may have just helped me out quite a bit

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English spelling is anything but intuitive. You don't notice it because it's your mother tongue. In Russian, for example, you pronounce almost every letter as it is written. This is not the case in English.

FFFUUUUU-
Except with the damn unstressed O's and A's and all that hard vowel soft vowel crap, It took me so long to finally get good at Russian because of that.
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#21
English is one of the most difficult languages to learn as a non-native speaker. We have too many exceptions to our rules, as well as an unbelievable amount of slang. But its not a bad language overall. Once learned, all the variety and stupid shit enables very detailed, nuanced communication.
#22
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I like it better than Spanish which is my native language.



same here...i feel like theres more words to express yourself in english, more options, whereas spanish you rely more on enunciation and 'spicing it up'
#23
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I like English, it's my mother tounge.

There's the Queen's English, American English, and Patois/Broken English ect...
I can speak and understand pretty much all forms of English going.

As a language, English is idiot proof, it's also more poetic than German.
We don't make our words longer, we make them shorter, like can't instead of can not.

I like it, as far as languages go, English is alright.


The word is cannot, and not can not. Phonetically, English is a pile of turds.

However, as a native speaker, I do like it. I find it to be aesthetically pleasing. I actually think it looks much better written down, than it sounds when listening to it.

(Also to you Brits: **** your ligature. I will never connect my "ae"s)
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same here...i feel like theres more words to express yourself in english, more options, whereas spanish you rely more on enunciation and 'spicing it up'


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FFFUUUUU-
Except with the damn unstressed O's and A's and all that long vowel short vowel crap, It took me so long to finally get good at Russian because of that.

There are exceptions, of course, but it's nowhere near as bad as English. The "Ghoti" thing posted above is a good example. That wouldn't happen in Russian. I can't think of any instance, anyway. There's a letter for every sound.
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English spelling is anything but intuitive. You don't notice it because it's your mother tongue. In Russian, for example, you pronounce almost every letter as it is written. This is not the case in English.


English vowels are especially terrible, since every vowel can make 10 different sounds and every diphthong can make 20, with nary a diacritic in sight, save for the occasional French loan word, and even then they are usually omitted. I can't tell you how often I hear words mispronounced or see words misspelled by native English speakers because of this.
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I'm glad English doesn't have any of that masculine or femanine bullshit. I could never stand that from Italian class in middle school
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Också, svenska är väldigt vackra. Jag gillar nordiska språken. Tycker du om?
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At this very second, at least ten non-native English speakers just said "bitch" while trying to say "beach."


That's me I don't know why the hell I do that, I know how to pronounce both.. I just can't do it


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same here...i feel like theres more words to express yourself in english, more options, whereas spanish you rely more on enunciation and 'spicing it up'


True, I often find my self without enough words to express my self in Spanish.. that's when I bring in the English and Spanglish
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I'm glad English doesn't have any of that masculine or femanine bullshit. I could never stand that from Italian class in middle school

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Damn Russian with it's 3 genders. Doesn't Finnish have more than that?
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I'm glad English doesn't have any of that masculine or femanine bullshit. I could never stand that from Italian class in middle school


There are a few cases where nouns are separated by gender (i.e. waiter/waitress), but they're few and far between. They're also being phased out because they aren't considered PC.
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English is a really easy language. I could speak english pretty well just from listening to music and watching movies when I was like 9, and I hadn't even started learning it in school.
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There are a few cases where nouns are separated by gender (i.e. waiter/waitress), but they're few and far between. They're also being phased out because they aren't considered PC.

Yeah, but for words like waiter/waitress, you're referring to people.
In French, Russian, German and probably a ton of other languages, every noun has a gender.
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Seriously though, English is one of the harder secondary languages to learn. There are a ton of non-uniformities in grammatical rules.
That's not true at all. I live in Germany right now and the students here by far have an easier time with English than with Spanish or French. It's grammar is relatively simple compared to other European languages.

I like it a lot. I'm glad it's my native tongue.
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While I agree than English has more simple grammar than some other languages, I would not describe it as "idiot proof"...
Okay...

wiat tlil you get aorund to the fcat taht you don't even hvae to sepll wrods croreclty so lnog as the frist and lsat ltteer is in the rghit palce.

That's what I mean by English is idiot proof.
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Damn Russian with it's 3 genders. Doesn't Finnish have more than that?

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I mean:

wiat tlil you get aorund to the fcat taht you don't even hvae to sepll wrods croreclty so lnog as the frist and lsat ltteer is in the rghit palce.

That's what i mean by English is idiot proof.


Or that we'd understand that "tlil" meant "until".

Also is that really unique to English? I only know English and Swedish, so I can't really say.
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I know other languges have really really long words, becuase they can not break them down, they just add a bunch of short words togther and that's how you get some really long funny words. - English don't do that.
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