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On why strangers speak strange English

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If you ever though English was an easy language, think again.
What If English Were Phonetically Consistent? :arrow: https://youtu.be/A8zWWp0akUU
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That's why English is interesting, even better is cockney rhyming slang :roll: 8-)

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Come on Hans don't tell me that the Dutch language has it's own idiosyncrasies, almost every language has!!
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water01 wrote: Wed 12 Apr 2023 1:10 pm Come on Hans don't tell me that the Dutch language has it's own idiosyncrasies, almost every language has!!
Indeed, but they did not do the experiment and put it on youtube ;)
And this is an English forum, it would be a little strange to make an argument for another language wouldn't it?
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Dutch has the advantage of not being contaminated by so-called American English.

With so many of their programmes now watched by Brits I’m surprised more haven’t developed a yank accent. :x
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RayProudfoot wrote: Wed 12 Apr 2023 3:04 pm Dutch has the advantage of not being contaminated by so-called American English.

With so many of their programmes now watched by Brits I’m surprised more haven’t developed a yank accent. :x
Dutch as a language is a collection of words from all neighbouring countries with a grammar consisting of borrowed lines that everyone has forgotten and is being changed as I write this. As the British Roald Dahl and Agatha Christie rewrite, the Dutch student union is today giving an instruction on how to deal with the Woke waves. We can still read medieval English, I challenge you to read medieval Dutch. Dutch does not exist, English is taking over.
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While I agree US English has had an effect I for one insist on British English including all spelling as does my wife who used to be a legal secretary some years ago. Woe betide anyone who used US spelling in a legal document put in front of a Judge!!!!

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HansR wrote: Wed 12 Apr 2023 3:15 pm Dutch as a language is a collection of words from all neighbouring countries with a grammar consisting of borrowed lines that everyone has forgotten and is being changed as I write this. As the British Roald Dahl and Agatha Christie rewrite, the Dutch student union is today giving an instruction on how to deal with the Woke waves. We can still read medieval English, I challenge you to read medieval Dutch. Dutch does not exist, English is taking over.
Woke is a disease that needs eradicating asap. What they're doing to classic novels is disgraceful. I'm sorry to hear your language is being taken over by English.
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broadstairs wrote: Wed 12 Apr 2023 3:22 pm While I agree US English has had an effect I for one insist on British English including all spelling as does my wife who used to be a legal secretary some years ago. Woe betide anyone who used US spelling in a legal document put in front of a Judge!!!!

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Good for her! :clap:
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