posted on May, 4 2003 @ 09:44 PM
Fox stop trying to back down from what you previously thought, I hate people who when their position gets thin they simply start shifting it.
At first it was "English is easy". Period.
Now you're trying to say "English is easy but is hard if you want to master it." (Like I've been saying the whole time you two tongued newb).
And now you say "Try learning Chinese" when I've been saying that Chinese is equally hard as english, except it's harder in writing than speaking
versus english's tendency to be harder to master to speak, then to write...comparitively.
Why don't you just leave now defeated, and hang your head in shame.
The only thing that matters in this thread is that languages have evolved to become more sophisticated, in the case with english, however some
languages like Greek have devolved to become more simple.
Ancient Greek used to be very poetic and musical, now it is fairly stripped of that essence.
But over all, languages began with grunts.