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Language education
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:59:15 pm »
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<Malagmyr> This linguistics professor was lecturing the class.
<Malagmyr> "In English," he explained, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative."
<Malagmyr> "However," the professor continued, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."
<Malagmyr> Immediately, a voice from the back of the room piped up: "Yeah..... right...."

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Re: Language education
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 01:26:33 am »
’ipu fìtxan ;D

That’s a good one!

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Re: Language education
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 08:54:32 am »

The teacher speaking to a student said, "Saud, name two pronouns."

Saud who suddenly woke up, said, "Who, me?"


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Re: Language education
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 08:55:03 am »
Teacher: Today, we're going to talk about the tenses. Now, if I say "I am beautiful," which tense is it?

Student: Obviously it is the past tense.

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Re: Language education
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 03:23:54 pm »
Mathematics teacher (upset): There is no larger and no smaller half of anything! But the larger half of you won't understand that, anyway...


"Sawtute ke tsun nivume - fo ke kerame!"
-- Neytiri te Tskaha Mo'at'ite

"There are two things that are infinite: Human stupidity and the universe. However, I'm not yet sure about the universe."
-- Albert Einstein

"He who gives up freedom for security deserves neither and loses both."
-- Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Language education
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 04:10:52 pm »

Lì’fyari leNa’vi ’Rrtamì, vay set ’almong a fra’u zera’u ta ngrrpongu
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Re: Language education
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 08:53:58 pm »
Oe hangham, ma Toruk Makto!

Ngaru:

English language
The English Language

Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?

Let's face it
English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this observation,
It ends.

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Re: Language education
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 07:37:08 am »
*rotfl* That's a real good one. Did you make that up?

Anyway, +1!

;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Language education
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 09:59:21 am »
Irayo, ma Ningey!  No, I wish I'd the brilliance to make up something like that.  At least I have the ability to appreciate it.  ;D

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Re: Language education
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 04:57:36 pm »
I want to learn a language from someone with sne aky secrets.

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Re: Language education
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 10:48:15 am »
I want to learn a language from someone with sne aky secrets.
Seems le git.

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Re: Language education
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2012, 12:00:30 am »
I want to learn a language from someone with sne aky secrets.

Would you trust someone with a face like that to teach you a language?? ::)

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Re: Language education
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012, 07:05:12 pm »
I want to learn a language from someone with sne aky secrets.

Would you trust someone with a face like that to teach you a language?? ::)
Have you not seen Mickey Blue-Eyes? I'd trust that guy to teach me to talk right for certain occasions ^^

 

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