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#81 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night Angel, yes, it's right. I understant wery well Irish English, but British... Can you speake Irish?
#82 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night_watch, last year I wrote a report about dialects of the english language, so I know some peculiarities of pronunciation and grammar of Irish, American etc. But only in general...
#83 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night Angel, Oh... Bravo!
#84 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night_watch, thanx Smile
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The Irish English language is also called Hiberno-English and also known as English-Anglo. It is the result of the interaction of the English and Irish languages.
The quote from Wikipedia: "The standard spelling and grammar of Irish-English are largely the same as British English. However, some unique characteristics exist, especially in the spoken language, owing to the influence of the Irish language on the pronunciation of English. Due in most part to the influence of the US media abroad, many words and phrases of American English have become interchangeable with their Hiberno-English equivalents, most especially with the youngest generations. British English, however, remains the greatest influence on grammar, spelling and lexicon on English in Ireland."
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Night Angel, Bravo! You now everything about this language... It's... eee... Very good...
#88 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night_watch, believe me. Not everything... Wink
#89 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night Angel, I don't believe you... Cheesy Wink
#90 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
The more you learn, the more you realize that you know nothing...
#91 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Thanks! Smile
The more you learn, the more you realize that you know nothing...

Oh, it makes me scared a bit... Sad
#92 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:

Don't mention it Smile
Oh, it makes me scared a bit...

me too...
The less you know, the better you sleep Very Happy
#94 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
Night Angel, It' truth... beneath the rose...
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Ooh... I wanna share this extract from a very interesting text. Well, having read it you'll understand: when learning English, you can enjoy its lunacy, too. That certainly gives a powerful impulse to its general appeal. Smile

This little treatise on the lovely language we share is only for the brave. Peruse at your leisure, English lovers.
Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend. If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.
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Lunacy.... well after this little extract from a very interesting text all our English lovers will turn out to be English lunatics :grin:
#98 Ссылка на пост Добавлено:
That's just interesting topic. I know several foreign languages. What is the most ineresting in this case. The most difficult from these is of course Kazakh. Do u know what does it mean. U need to learn it 15-20 years to understand it. But some people (at most from kazakhstan) think that this language beautiful.
P.S. Frenkly speaking I'm surprised that so many people here know English.
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Oh, Sylph, my brain has been eaten))). Cool text and it's god damned right! Composers of this beautiful language. Can they imagine some of their own phrases? Laughing
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what does a humanitarian eat

As mentioned above, those humanitarians eat BRAINS! Very Happy Danke, Sylphe, it's a great piece of English humour. The very last words are really superb Smile
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