A Little Thanks!

@bookbar (1638)
Sudbury, England
October 5, 2015 2:07am CST
What started out as a fairly mediocre post, sparked by a news article, I read, and a little contextual confusion check, I was making for something else, became a really interesting post, due to comments, made by others, so this is a little thank you to all of them. The post was entitled "Is The English Language Confusing?"...a question originally put to 'foreign students' at a local 'Uni',,,where the general consensus, was YES! The comments made here.. a little more enlightening and everyone's take on the question, slightly mixed...so thanks to @pgntwo@xFiacre@jaboUK @vandana7 @indexer @hereandthere @Ragnarok8@MALUSE @Fleura @skysnap @Asylum@GardenGerty@marlina@LadyDuck@allknowing@owlwings@bluesa@bubuth...hope I haven't missed anyone! ... And a good point made by @TiarasOceanView...speaking the same language, isn't necessarily the same as Understanding...'which people are guilty of much of the time'
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@LadyDuck (118546)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 15
Thank you for the mention and great point by @TiarasOceanView. At least in English you do not have Feminine and Masculine nouns, we have in Italian and French and this can be confusing.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
5 Oct 15
Oh yes Anna thank you also. I know of the gender terms in some language also. Understood. Well here in myLot we do a good job of understanding haha
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@GardenGerty (90217)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Oct 15
I love the potential for interaction here at myLot, because we can share our understanding of the language, and our frustrations when the thoughts become muddied.
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@Asylum (46816)
• Manchester, England
5 Oct 15
It is nice to get a mention. Of course the English language is not only confusing to foreign students, I know many English people who struggle with it.
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@Fleura (5787)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 15
Thanks! And yes, speaking the same language is definitely not always as enlightening as you expect, such as a Brit talking to an American!
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@pgntwo (21477)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
5 Oct 15
Two nations divided by a common language
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@skysnap (17583)
5 Oct 15
Thanks for mention. I learn something new everyday on mylot and similar other places.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
5 Oct 15
Thanks for the mention, much appreciated from a girl whose English is a second language.
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@jaboUK (50125)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 15
@marlina I think I've said it before, but no one would know that English wasn't your first language.
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@owlwings (38078)
• Cambridge, England
5 Oct 15
It's a shame that @TiarasOceanView has unaccountably blocked me, so I can't see her response!
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@bookbar (1638)
• Sudbury, England
5 Oct 15
@owlwings Really?..wonder why...well here's the latter part.."I always find it so frustrating when two people speak the same language, yet are never able to understand each other. I find that a lot here."
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@jaboUK (50125)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 15
@Owlwings - she has blocked me too, so I see I'm in good company!
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@bookbar (1638)
• Sudbury, England
6 Oct 15
@jaboUK .. @owlwings interesting that you both had the same experience....so maybe her comment had a deeper meaning....?
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@vandana7 (57187)
• India
5 Oct 15
..thank you for mentioning me. But the post was great.
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@bluesa (11838)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Oct 15
Thanks for the mention. It was a great topic, because I know that my Dad whose first language is not English, had to have a lot of patience when he started studying the English language, that post highlighted some of why that was the case.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
5 Oct 15
Hello Jenny. It takes care and the skill of listening to be understood as you say.. Sometimes we just have to slow down and listen to one another. Also facial expression, hand gestures can help us too.
@jaboUK (50125)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 15
Yes, it was an interesting post, I agree. Thanks for the mention.