102 yr old explains English spelling nonsense

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1. Daniellangille 3 years ago

Why is English so Dum! I'm glad it's my first language, it seems like it would be a pain learning it. 8-)

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2. Bream73 3 years ago

I like this fella. He makes sum gud points bout da english language

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3. eddie2042 3 years ago

you can refudiate him :)

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4. RedBulletProof 3 years ago

Vuk Stefanovic Karadžic:
Write as you speak and read as it is written.
—The essence of modern Serbian spelling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuk_Stefanovi%C4%87_Karad%C5%BEi%C4%87
I just had to add it... :) I'm a proud Serbian student! :) O:) <3

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5. wellczech 3 years ago

I'm prooud to be Czech. Karadži? followed Jan Hus and his language reforms of Czech lanaguage :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuk_Stefanovi%C4%87_Karad%C5%BEi%C4%87#Linguistic_reforms

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6. ComentAtor 3 years ago

#4 andželina džoli posetila nju jork nakon posete šikagu.. translated from serbian...
Angelina Jolie visited New York after a visit to Chicago
i'm not sure it's the best way ;)

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7. RedBulletProof 3 years ago

#5 It's the same language source...Slavic countries have similar languages..Im shure you know that..So its not so bad that he had some role models of his own...He did a good job making Serbian language easier than the most of other world languages... O:) :)

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8. juanPzamora 3 years ago

#1 not that hard ... you just have to read a lot, just like any other language you want to learn! vocabulary its everything!

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9. fjwjr 3 years ago

That was kool.

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10. blackice 3 years ago

just loved the video and creativity

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11. Slap_chop_ninja 3 years ago

Well I guess a universal simplified spelling system would be heaven for idiots who still can't differentiate between THERE, THEIR and THEY'RE.

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12. LightAng3l 3 years ago

Glad my language is written as it is spoken :D ... however i must say.... french is way, way ... way worst than english at this chapter!

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13. irishgek 3 years ago

#11 Sorry for being pedantic but Can't ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraction_(grammar)

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14. dariodexter 3 years ago

"CUM: C-U-M" hahah xD

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15. archis 3 years ago

My mother language is also from balto-slavic language group and we speak as we write (98%). As a child I did not get why cat is speled with ''c'' and now I do not get eat eather. And i dont like that english language is so foggy, the words horribly ryme with each other.

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16. TehChillinJuggal 3 years ago

Wow... he got all this from his 102 years experience? im impressed.

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17. LOSTPORK 3 years ago

Ha Ha..Cum

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18. AstonMartin 3 years ago

old people rocks!!!

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19. defade 3 years ago

English may have pretty irregular spelling/pronunciation. But..... compare it to languages which have gender of nouns, a case system with declination of nouns, verbs which are extremely irregular in their conjugations etc etc. English is much easier to learn as a second language than most.

I'm a teacher of English and I learned French and Portuguese in the past. I'm trying to learn Polish now and it's a mind-shattering mess of irregular grammatical nonsense. Polish is also a speak-as-you-write language for the most part, but that doesn't make it easy to learn at all.

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20. asdfas 3 years ago

Gotta love Finnish - a language where every vowel is always pronounced as it's pronounced in the alphabet and where no such things as silent letters exist.

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22. blackd 3 years ago

#19 You have a valid point but if you consider that the time spend memorizing the spelling of word is actually lost for you learning the language.

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23. lockandload 3 years ago

hes quick for 102 :O

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24. trancetunes (moderator) 3 years ago

Some of his examples are kind of weak.. =/ Nonetheless, interesting/cool.. :)

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25. schlafanzyk 3 years ago

#19 is right. Apart from the pronunciation/spelling inaccuracies, English is relatively easy to learn and understand, which is why I find it easier to write in English than in German. But this guy still has a point and it was presented in a great way. I enjoyed it to the very end.

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26. TheIsingGuy 3 years ago

hes got cum!!

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27. WorldChampion 2 years ago

He said hum for Home... fail.