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Re: Language Difficulty

From:D Tse <exponent@...>
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2001, 0:22
David Peterson <DigitalScream@A...> wrote:
> Now that I'm thinking about it, I found Arabic easy (though I've by no > means mastered; I've stopped learning, actually) because it made sense to
> it spoke to my inner logic. German doesn't make any sense to me at all, > though. I still have to sit there with a little "der, die, das" table if
> want to write in German. And speak? Ha! Forget it! "Wo ist derdiedas
> > -Dave
Hehe...well I must put forward that Italian is a very simple language to learn: genders are mostly predictable from the noun terminals (except for the darned -e ones), the article paradigms are, in my opinion, quite elegant, and there's the added bonus of being able to pronounce dish names in Italian restaurants :P Though, the verb paradigm is reasonably large, and the subjunctive ... sometimes you forget to use the subjunctive :) I have tried to teach an off-list conlanger in real life a few phrases of my native language, Cantonese, but it's the tones that mess people up. It's always the tones that mess people up :P Imperative


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