102 yr old explains English spelling nonsense

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+18 1. Daniellangille commented 10 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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+42 2. Bream73 commented 10 years ago

I like this fella. He makes sum gud points bout da english language
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+3 3. eddie2042 commented 10 years ago

you can refudiate him :)
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+3 4. RedBulletProof commented 10 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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+1 5. wellczech commented 10 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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-3 6. ComentAtor commented 10 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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-2 7. RedBulletProof commented 10 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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+5 8. juanPzamora commented 10 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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+5 9. fjwjr commented 10 years ago

That was kool.
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+2 10. blackice commented 10 years ago

just loved the video and creativity
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+6 11. Slap_chop_ninja commented 10 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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+6 12. LightAng3l commented 10 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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+2 13. irishgek commented 10 years ago

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraction_(grammar)
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+13 14. dariodexter commented 10 years ago

"CUM: C-U-M" hahah xD
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+3 15. archis commented 10 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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0 16. TehChillinJuggal commented 10 years ago

Wow... he got all this from his 102 years experience? im impressed.
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+1 17. LOSTPORK commented 10 years ago

Ha Ha..Cum
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+4 18. AstonMartin commented 10 years ago

old people rocks!!!
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+4 19. defade commented 10 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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+2 20. asdfas commented 10 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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+1 22. blackd commented 10 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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+1 23. lockandload commented 10 years ago

hes quick for 102 :O
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+1 24. trancetunes (moderator) commented 10 years ago

Some of his examples are kind of weak.. =/ Nonetheless, interesting/cool.. :)
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+1 25. schlafanzyk commented 10 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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0 26. TheIsingGuy commented 10 years ago

hes got cum!!
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0 27. WorldChampion commented 9 years ago

He said hum for Home... fail.