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Does anyone else thinks English language is getting more difficult?

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posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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Does anyone else thinks English language is getting more difficult?

Sentences and grammar changed overtime to even using ";". They call us uneducated but simple handwriting back then didn't use so much complicated words and new symbols such as ";", "/", "&", and "..."

Heck even programming is turning English into more complicated word to understand. What used to be letters mailed to friends and families or journals written just like war time eras turn into 4-5 pages so called B.S. complicated essays which you have to think of new words to write from other people essays that can change over time due to new facts or changed data. Make the entire essay irrelevant.

It is no wonder 19th century immigrants find it a lot easier to learn English than today. Especially, with all the short form words. Even the inaccuracy of converting words to other languages. Too much synonyms and antonyms is also a complete culprit. Why not use less complicated words for daily use in written essays, journals or articles?

We mind as will use "cool" for every cold words. Its cool today. Nah, man it is actually hot today because it is going to be summer soon...

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posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: makemap
Does anyone else thinks English language is getting more difficult?

No, the populous is just getting dumber.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:29 PM
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Nein



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75

originally posted by: makemap
Does anyone else thinks English language is getting more difficult?

No, the populous is just getting dumber.


Why is learning English giving such huge headaches now a days? Can't we just talk and forget about it like old times?
But, no we have to write whole bunch of pointless stuff out. I kind of wish schools didn't use internet for research anymore. Then maybe more people will go out in groups in search for interviews instead of googling the crap out of everything for research.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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No.

In fact, I counter your statement and assert that language will become easier.

With the advent of cell phones, the way we communicate with each other seems to be that we will revert back to images such as hieroglyphs.




posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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No.

If anything it's taking a toll on eye sight.

We weren't created to stare at video screens all day long.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: makemap

Nobody should be using ampersand and ellipses in their formal writing.

Most writing done today isn't formal, or even actual writing.

LUL



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:50 PM
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English is pretty awesome. Grammar's cool man. I personally enjoy the multitude of words and phrasings available in the English language. Plus you can do awesome things like just make up words and have them make sense. English also went through other languages and stole the best parts making it the epic, confusing mess it is today.

You could probably study English for 100 years and learn new things everyday.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: makemap

I wouldn't know, either way!

I'm semi-illiterate... Didn't pay attention in school and never got past the 9th grade anyways.

Usually I just get really drunk, type a whole lot of nonsense out... then hope that spell check catches most of it, so it at least hopefully makes some kind of sense.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: makemap

I love the English language. It's easy.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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whut?



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: makemap

There are real uses for a semicolon, and it has always been around.

The ampersand is mainly just used by people too lazy or too in the habit of using text speak to simply type out "a - n - d." I can see using an & for text or Tweet purposes or for stylistic reasons in a headline or brochure title, for example, but in formal writing, you should still be spelling out "a - n - d."

The ellipses also has actual uses, but most people don't have any clue what they are. Most people like to throw them around for stylistic reasons (I do it too to be honest). The ellipses' intended purposes is not to signal a dramatic pause unless you are a novelist writing dialogue or a first person point of view. In formal writing, it is used to signal that you have cut out part of quoted text.

In all honesty, people are using symbols mainly because of text and Twit speak.
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posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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Let Me ask SIRI™?

"Siri, is English getting harder?..."

SIRI: "Checking Pornhub™.."

Me: "No SIRI™ is the language of English getting harder?..."

SIRI: "Let Me ask ALEXA™...."



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

A million times yes...



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75

originally posted by: makemap
Does anyone else thinks English language is getting more difficult?

No, the populous is just getting dumber.


This could not be more true.

I think this thread is just an excuse for why immigrants can't be bothered to learn English and assimilate into the mainstream culture of their new country.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: makemap

Are you one of those people who can't be bothered to pronounce a full word, or write in text lingo shortening or abbreviating half your words?



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: makemap
Are you kidding me? Those characters you listed were all in common usage more often in the old days than they are today. I have yet to see somebody on here ever split a sentence with a semi-colon other than myself. The & character is certainly hardly if ever used by the general public compared to even the nineties. The last time I even remember writing it was in elementary school in like '93 or something.

As as previously said, English is not at all becoming harder to learn. The population is in faqt, becoming stupiderer. I use the / all the time, typically in the and/or combination, but others as well.

Are you having trouble with your end of year exams young child



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Psilocyborg

I used to be bad at spelling...however now that all my devices correct my mistakes I am able to see what I messed up so often I pick it up most of the time after a few times seeing it corrected.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: dug88
English is pretty awesome. Grammar's cool man. I personally enjoy the multitude of words and phrasings available in the English language. Plus you can do awesome things like just make up words and have them make sense. English also went through other languages and stole the best parts making it the epic, confusing mess it is today.

You could probably study English for 100 years and learn new things everyday.


I'm getting close to halfway there and I'm always learning new words at: www.dictionary.com...
Altogether there are 100,000 words in the English language, so there are plenty to learn:

pococurante, tussie-mussie, treen, frugivorous, velitation, panchreston, neatnik, omnishambles, carking and gadzookery.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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OP, not sure where you read/write, but most kids I see graduating high school, college undergrad, and even some graduate school graduates, can’t spell, form a full sentence/paragraph, or comprehend even the most basic of concepts within paragraphs.

As someone mentioned earlier, the language is not harder, people are lazier (I think it’s more about being lazy than being dumb).

And don’t even get me started on the nonsense slang words they add every year to further dumb down the English language.



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