DID I RUN
AND AM I TIRED?
Nobody really KNOWS..
Just count your blessings that you don't have learn a language that requires you to know the gender of either knees or nose. I thought there was some kind of logic involved in the gender of French nouns that I could intuitively get around, while hysteria, psychosis and torture a feminine, vagina is masculine, so is sandwich, murder and toothache. Even ambiguous concepts like hermaphrodite which is masculine and indecisiveness which is feminine. I've found that referring to things in the plural form allows you to ignore gender, but this can lead to problems......
I took a Portuguese language class and stumbled over the same gender problem. O'B
You know the one that bugs me? The silent p in words like psychic and psoriasis. It's like what the fuck? Why is that p even there?
I agree: It makes no sense.O'B
What gets me is how words are pronounced differently depending on the ending of the word, like Academic and Academy??
Who came up with this language? No wonder it is so difficult for non-English speakers to learn.O'B
I'm one of them, English is my second language.
when my kids were living at home...teenagers...we always prounced the k...as in kanife...kaneese...
I do too; and my wife puts up with me.O'B
English is a real hodge-podge, for sure. And once you get into verb tenses, try explaining them to a person whose language only has three.
English is a piece of shit...
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