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Small changes that can be made to The English Language to highly increase literacy.

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posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 02:56 AM
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reply to post by jiggerj
 


Mister jiggerj, respectfully and politely, I love the word " whom " and even its even snobbier friend " whomsoever "

I don't use them very often, but I won't hear a bad word said against these old friends whom I dust off, and use occasionally !




posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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Indeed, whomsoever can use this illustrious word to great effect, has surely mastered the nuances, of what is, a language which requires superior form of intellect and implied civility.

Any person whom disagrees with this statement, will, not surprising, have their legs cut off at the knee, with my cane-sword. Purely for being a spotty oik!!



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by JakiusFogg
reply to post by arpgme
 


Seriously I just re-read your post. This has to be some satirical effort to convince people to write and talk like scallies??

Seriously it must be?

God I hope so!!



HAHAHA I seriously just laughed for like 3 minutes straight after reading this.

*Sighs* if people can't learn to do something properly, let's dumb it all down. People will actually defend that stance. This is why you will always be what you already are.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by arpgme
reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
 


At least the one I proposed still looks like English (if you do not follow the spelling reformation).

Still, we can continue to use the English language with only the grammatical changes I did suggest and that still, will make the English language more easy to understand.

To make the language really easy, we can make English and isolating language.

replace -er with more, so "easier" will become "more easy"
replace -s with some, so "houses" will become "some house"


good, better, best

good, more good, most good

This will make the English language more easy to speak, for both natives and not native speakers, or should I say " home born speakers" (word borrowed from Anglish).




Are you crazy?

"Better" is way easier than "more good."

Better is not a form of good, nor is it a form of best. They are descriptor words, independent of each other.

Your reforms sound like a disabled person.

Quit trying to mutilate English worse than it already is... how you propose the language should be, is how imports already speak it.

So we can understand them, yes? Good, no need for everybody to sound like a retard then... right?
edit on 29-6-2012 by Laokin because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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Glad I could be of service



2nd



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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all languages evolve, its a natural process



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 09:33 AM
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Evolution and butchery are two different animals.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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reply to post by Laokin
 


Good, Better, and Best goes together just like Bad, Worse, and Worst goes together. You claim that learning these forms are more easy than using "more" and "most" and then you claim that it is being "dumbed down" and sounds like a "retard".



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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either way, language changes, its gunna happen, noone can stop it



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by DaveNorris
reply to post by aaaiii
 


either way, language changes, its gunna happen, noone can stop it

You're English and you butcher your own language.

It's a noble language and you don't even bother to do it justice.

"By law, you should be taken out and hung
for the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue."



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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like ive said before, i beleive that if people can understand what you are saying then why does it matter how you spell, or use punctuation. if i wanted to i could write in the queens old english, but its much easier to just write how i do and everyone still gets the jist of what im saying



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by JakiusFogg
reply to post by MrJohnSmith
 


Indeed, whomsoever can use this illustrious word to great effect, has surely mastered the nuances, of what is, a language which requires superior form of intellect and implied civility.

Any person whom disagrees with this statement, will, not surprising, have their legs cut off at the knee, with my cane-sword. Purely for being a spotty oik!!


Just whom do you think will do this leg cutting?



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by DaveNorris
reply to post by aaaiii
 


like ive said before, i beleive that if people can understand what you are saying then why does it matter how you spell, or use punctuation. if i wanted to i could write in the queens old english, but its much easier to just write how i do and everyone still gets the jist of what im saying


Then your level of writing becomes standard, with guys like you writing: lk I sed be4, I beleve if peple cn undastan...



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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i didnt write like that tho, the simplist way is to use phonetics and write the way that you speak.

and even tho you made a complete hack job of text speak, i still understood it, so i forgive you
edit on 29/6/2012 by DaveNorris because: added text



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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Of course it shall be I, and whomsoever tries to stop me, shall be roundly slapped with a frozen haddock!



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by UKLionheart

What you are proposing isn't actually a new idea. In fact, Esparanto is actually Latin with all the verbs, plurals etc made regular.

To which you said....
The idea of an isolating English is not a new idea? I did much searching on the internet and I couldn't find people thinking of an isolating English where you would use "did", "will" , "do" instead of verb conjugations and the word "some" instead of the plural -s.




Please reread my post. The idea is not new, you are just doing it to English instead of Latin!
edit on 1/7/12 by UKLionheart because: Got my tags wrong and that
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posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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Lets not mess up a good thing.
I am for some Fonetics, and I frequently do spell them that way.
"Z" sounds should be spelled with the "z".
"F" sounds should be spelled the "f". The "ph" is archaic.
Words like "through" should be spelled "thru", I it is correct to use it this way in legal documents.
We still need threw to indicate which of the homonyms we mean.

Many people now writing on the message boards are writing grammar as they speak it and as they thought (thot)they heard it. Like the "would of, could of" example for "would have and could have".
Likewise I see "use to" instead of "used to".

We still need the final "e" on words to indicate that the vowel before it is to say its name.
We also still need the double "ee".

There are more things we need to keep than there are to discard.

I was one of those who never talked baby talk and was speaking in full sentences by age 2; correcting my mother's english when I was 4.



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by DaveNorris
reply to post by aaaiii
 


like ive said before, i beleive that if people can understand what you are saying then why does it matter how you spell, or use punctuation. if i wanted to i could write in the queens old english, but its much easier to just write how i do and everyone still gets the jist of what im saying


People who write like you do are never taken seriously.
You have lost all credibility with your first 6 words.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by OhZone

Originally posted by DaveNorris
reply to post by aaaiii
 


like ive said before, i beleive that if people can understand what you are saying then why does it matter how you spell, or use punctuation. if i wanted to i could write in the queens old english, but its much easier to just write how i do and everyone still gets the jist of what im saying


People who write like you do are never taken seriously.
You have lost all credibility with your first 6 words.


im only not taken seriously on this thread, and thats only because its full of old prudes that are afraid of change... no offence.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by Tadeusz
I have a small tip to offer. In this post I have avoided using a certain language feature which I believe -- while it has its place -- cheapens the language when overused. Can anyone guess what I avoided using?


I've been waiting a few days now to see if anyone would guess right, and nobody has.. sooo, why don't you just tell us?

Yes I really am that curious..





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