Re: Beginners forum
the posters here speak of english as if it is a single language it is not. Even in america it is not there are at least 50 variations of the language if you doubt that put a Texan, a Bostonian, A Cajun, A southern Californian, a Georgian and a Minnesotan together and listen. Even the english spoken in America is different from the UK or South Africa. The native language of a poster can have a very
marked effect on how they structure sentences.
At one time I made a hobby and some what of a game of reading posts on sites and trying to determine where the OP was from by the way they phrased their posts.I got pretty good at it.
Another issue is that english is one if not the most difficult language to master. many words soun the same but are spelled differently depending on useage. a few that come to mind are deer,dear, duel and dual. affect and effect.Add to that words that are spelled nothing like they sound or are bastardized from their original language , keyboards that have sticky keys. We are fortunate to be able to communicate at all.
Then you have people like myself that speak english as a native language sort of. I grew up in the south west and learned english in school but in life it was mixed with words and phrases from many languages,including Navajo, Pima Lakota,Mexican (different from Spanish especially in the border areas) German Cajun and others.
I guess the point of all this can be summed up in the words of the Great Rabbi, "let he who is with out sin cast the first stone."
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