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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby James » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:11 am

I'll be sad to leave my now-married university friends again. Hopefully I'll see them again soon.

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That sounds like the kind of nonsense people say. I understand it's not too bad, but its varied roots lead to inconsistencies that can be confusing.

Fanelian, doubling of consonents in English often affects the preceding vowel, as we don't have any accents to indicate stuff like vowel length. Not that it's especially consistent, but that sort of thing can figure into it.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby chrismachine » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:50 pm

ntw3001 wrote:The spelling issue Fan initially complained about is a thing, though. At least we're not speaking Welsh. But German definitely has the right idea with letters reliably representing particular sounds. *Slaps forehead* why didn't we think of that?

We did used to have that to a larger extent, you know. They were just disposed of.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby loofah » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:48 pm

fanelian wrote:I say BLAH to your wacky english-language-thing of using two consonants together to make the same sound it makes with a single one.

Totally can't blame us for accommodate.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:59 pm

I found learning english pretty easy, in comparisson to most other students. I've always suspected it is because I do know very good Spanish (I've read more books, in comparisson to most other students) and it's easier for me to make relationships between both languages. I'm always kind of "translating" concepts when I'm learning things -I mean that it's easier for me to understand things if I can make relationships, similes, etc, to other well known things. That's how I roll.

I don't think spanish is particularly difficult, as I've met several Americans that pick up the basics of Spanish rather quickly. Now, Mandarin on the other hand...
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:06 pm

chrismachine wrote:
ntw3001 wrote:The spelling issue Fan initially complained about is a thing, though. At least we're not speaking Welsh. But German definitely has the right idea with letters reliably representing particular sounds. *Slaps forehead* why didn't we think of that?

We did used to have that to a larger extent, you know. They were just disposed of.


Yeah, same with gender and case. It's like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, except the baby, while okay to have around, wasn't that great anyway and the bathwater was completely rancid. An acceptable loss.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby chrismachine » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:44 am

I don't think we discarded the extra symbols at the same time, did we? We could have kept them had we wanted to...
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:40 am

Yeah, I'm not especially fussed about making sense. I doubt it all came about as part of some kind of mass linguistic overhaul by the Illuminati. I really have no idea what kind of pressure might have caused stupid spelling in UK languages that apparently isn't present in others. Maybe it's the doing of such institutions as the Académie française. I have no idea if other countries have similar language-standardising bodies.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby James » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:09 am

Returning from two days of socializing to an empty flat, busy friends and absent family is quite the come-down. Perhaps it's time to start developing a life.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:50 am

James, if you find out how that "getting a life" thing works, let me know, I could use one.

Spanish has the "Real Academia Española" (Spanish Royal Academy - it's in Spain) which is the most renowned organization regulating Spanish language's standars. I just learned that Mexico has it's own Academy, so that gives you an idea... (Fun: If you want to look up for a word in their encyclopedia, it redirects you to the RAE's dictionary :roll: ).
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby sum yun gai » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:00 am

and columbia is supposed to speak the purest dialect in the world on top of all that, from what i have read....
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:03 am

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:04 pm

Okay, never mind, there's probably no problem.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:47 pm

Oh good.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:28 pm

Well, if there had been a problem it would have been a big, big problem.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:01 pm

I can see how that would have been an issue.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Dusk » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:47 pm

PREGNANCE
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:12 am

Dusk:

1) That's what I was tempted to reply

2) It's a reply and not an anouncement, right? :)
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:07 am

NOT pregnant. That's the good news, or avoided problem.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby EvilJekyll » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:56 am

Yaaaay. Next time use condom(s), or lesbian(s), or both.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby IanC » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:57 am

I'd go for lesbians.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Clueless » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:35 am

Exam tomorrow.
There's a risk of me failing:
Brain on vacation.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby PonderThis » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:45 am

Clueless wrote:Exam tomorrow.
There's a risk of me failing:
Brain on vacation.

::kicks Clueless in the brain::

That help any?

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Skimba » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:32 am

EvilJekyll and Skimba wrote:Next time use condom(s), or lesbian(s), or both.

I love not having to worry about that potential anymore. Whoo! Go defective innards! It's your birthday, it's your birthday...never. *does the cabbage-patch and the running man*
However, I used to be an avid condom haver/user and advocate it highly. Someone doesn't "like" wearing them? Oh well....no sex time for them. [/slightly preachy]
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Clueless » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:40 am

PonderThis wrote:
Clueless wrote:Exam tomorrow.
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::kicks Clueless in the brain::

That help any?


No, sadly enough.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Dusk » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:06 am

fanelian wrote:Dusk:

1) That's what I was tempted to reply

2) It's a reply and not an anouncement, right? :)

LOL yes, it's a reply.

Oh Jeevles. Guys will tell you condoms feel like crap, but you know what feels worse? GONORRHEA probably.
Drinking, drug taking, unsafe sex.. I'd be a hypocrite if I said anything, really. Just be careful and stay in control, yeah?

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