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comment Is English considered easier to learn than most of the other languages in the world?
@JanusBahsJacquet - I was tryign to think of something Anglo-saxonish. The king can give iPhones to his men if you prefer.
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comment Is English considered easier to learn than most of the other languages in the world?
@sumelic - I expanded it a bit. I think pidgin is a reasonable explanation for Old English and the French/Latin effect for Middle (although this is a bit more dubious)
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comment What is the meaning of sarcastic?
MariusHancu - perhaps Andrew was being sarcastic? @AndrewLeach - perhaps Marius was being sarcastic?
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comment Is English considered easier to learn than most of the other languages in the world?
@sumelic - this is different from a pidgin. If you are a Anglo Saxon trying to trade with a Dane you can't base who is paying who on a noun declension. You need to say "you give money, me give cows".
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comment Is English considered easier to learn than most of the other languages in the world?
@sumelic So you don't feel that many people today have forgotten the difference between lay/lain or who/whom ?
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answered Is English considered easier to learn than most of the other languages in the world?
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comment Does code run in or on a thread?
But if you were refering to the thread from somewhere else there is a big difference between "wait in a thread" and "wait on a thread"
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comment What does idiom “ thick in the head ” mean?
"Yorkshire Born, Yorkshire Bred, Strong in't arm and thick in't head" - as a proud tyke
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answered What is the etymology of 'physician'?
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comment Is Standard American Accent an old British Accent before 17th century?
@PeterShor, Shakespeare was a brummie, and brummies still rhyme memory with never die!
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comment What is this letter/symbol called?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogh ?
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comment Is “denigrate” a racist word?
But niggardly has nothing to do with black, it's norse not latin ?
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revised Why is stainless steel “stainless”?
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revised Knocked up, two very different meanings. But why and how did the phrase split?
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