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Re: Advanced English to become official!

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 17:24
This reminds me of instances in my Spanish classes. I found it highly
Ironic that the native speakers in my classes were not held to the
same standards as the non-native speakers. Apparently they were given
a pass about their spelling and accenting of Spanish, while those of
us who've learned it as a second language are not given any such
break. Most of the frequent mistakes were mixing up b and v, putting
accents randomly.

In Mexico, I saw a lot more errors from middle school students:

- Frequent mixup of B and V with a preference for B
- Use of LL where Y is to be expected: llo - yo
- Reduction of "que" to "k" (I know, this isn't really orthographic as
much as a slangy abbreviation), or to "ke"

There were a few others I've forgotten.

On Apr 5, 2005 9:13 PM, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:

> > Hmm, I started to develop the ability to make any mistakes, it > > seems. :-) Earlier on, when I had just learned English, I would not > > mix up "it's" and "its", but now, I also do that.
Well, at least you'll appear to be a native speaker :) On Apr 5, 2005 6:14 AM, Sanghyeon Seo <sanxiyn@...> wrote:
> Has anyone developed the ability to make any orthographic mistakes > from similar sounding words *in your conlang*? I guess not... >
Well, if i were fluent in mine (or even memorized more than a couple of words from the lexicon), who knows? -- Kiwasatra ay tepan ura nga garu kucaku songa majenyora bilat maacaku lawan ku saal Tal sora inumyara nga sepotyal ngaruan ura nga puka ku matambiryay