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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, January 20, 2003, 21:55
Joe wrote:
> >What people are trying to say to you is that -there is no such thing as a >perfect language-. Nothing more, nothing less. English is exceptionally >difficult, but no language is impossible. Especially if you have no >language >at first.
I'll happily agree that English orthography is pretty complex and not terribly regular, and that the English vowel system is somewhat, er, sophisticated, but orthography is surely pretty peripheral, and every language has a "sophisticated" bit or two. What makes you think that English, as a whole, is "exceptionally difficult"? I've never heard of data suggesting that anglophone children has later speech development on average that children learning other languages, f'rinstance. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM: Try the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*


Tristan <kesuari@...>