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Old 10-11-2023, 07:20 PM   #51
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It's just been largely dropped from modern English. (
Together with the aggressive borrowing of various things from other languages English does seem like a clumsy oaf of a language.
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Old 10-11-2023, 10:59 PM   #52
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Together with the aggressive borrowing of various things from other languages English does seem like a clumsy oaf of a language.
Ž et al are useful but English gets by without them with no problem. We gave up a few cool letters but don't have to worry about declension (except with pronouns, for some reason), and that's a trade I'll take any day.

Now, what we should have never abandoned is the second person singular.
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Old 10-12-2023, 06:38 PM   #53
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Ž et al are useful but English gets by without them with no problem. We gave up a few cool letters but don't have to worry about declension (except with pronouns, for some reason), and that's a trade I'll take any day.
It's not like declension is hard when you're used to it....
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No language is difficult if you're used to it.
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What are you doing? Bringing logic into this?
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Old 10-17-2023, 06:31 AM   #56
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Together with the aggressive borrowing of various things from other languages English does seem like a clumsy oaf of a language.
English is oft described as mugging other languages for new vocabulary. The only muggers I've know were both lazy oafs...
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