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Re: Jovian's Verbs From Hell

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, September 2, 2002, 19:52
Christophe Grandsire wrote:

>I disagree. Mnemonics are something you learn, not something innate that >would >differ from person to person. Good mnemonic rules will work for everyone >the >same, regarless of the native language of those persons, since good >mnemonic >rules depend only on the target language. Any mnemonic rule that involves >the >native language of people is useless. I'm talking of experience here.
Beg to differ. I learnt the difference 'tween German _nach Hause_ and _zu Hause_ by the mnemonic that the longer German _nach Hause_ corresponds to the shorter Swedish _hem_ and the shorter _zu Hause_ to the longer _hemma_. (Actually, 'tworks in English too; short _home_ vs long _at home_, but that's pure coincidence.) Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger:


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