Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Glad l learned it first


  1. I'm going to read the book I haven't read yet

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-JDu3o7Cyw
    English is tough stuff...

  3. english language is hard. in Japan, my downstairs neighbor used to come up and practice her language skills on me and my roomie. nice kid trying to get a good clerking job at the Camp SD Butler PX. she was good on the written stuff but has issues with "American English" slang terms. she told us that Japanese has about 5K words and a symbol for each one. their keyboard must be incredible.
    so, the Japanese language is very complex(las one "word" expresses a complex idea) but the English language is more flexible with fewer words. that is, saying a word and using a sentence to describe what to do with the word is how she put it. interesting concept. Her husband taught college level english but he sent her up to us to get a taste of "english as a second language". No. we were not insulted. she really needed the experience because she would be dealing with Marines. you know. Marspeak.
    Worked out well for her as she got the job.