16/05/26

Since today is a day off, let us muse upon the nature of the English language. What is it? Why is it the way that it is? And what is it capable of?

 

As a language, English helps us overcome barriers and makes it possible for people to communicate. And yet, at times, it happens to be over-complicated and has to be simplified, so the meaning becomes obvious and there is no room for misinterpretation.

 

 

And sometimes it’s not even the words that cause communication breakdown. It’s the way people pronounce them. English comes in lots of flavors.

 

 

Inconspicuous as it may seem, proper pronunciation is sometimes a matter of life and death.

 

 

But pronunciation isn’t the only problem. There are others, too.

 

 

The way to master the language is paved with blood, sweat and tears.

 

But it’s definitely worth the effort, and it’s fun! 

Have a nice day!

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