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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    i think darobat is refering to participles - набранный номер
    Well if he was he was very wrong, because most European languages have participles.

    Also English past tense is easy TO FORM, but not to use.

    I have played
    I played
    I have been playing
    I was playing
    Yep...ya gotta love our past continuous and past perfect tenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    We learned them as irregular.
    Yep...those are irregular.

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    spanish past tenses are a pain in the @ss too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    spanish past tenses are a pain in the @ss too
    I certainly agree, but the future tense is oh-so-easy!


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    but no amount of easy future can make up for the various subjuntive past forms, in fact, just talking about it makes me both angry and sad at the same time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    spanish past tenses are a pain in the @ss too
    Spanish has pretty much the same tenses as English in the past

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    [quote=TATY]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    spanish past tenses are a pain in the @ss too
    Spanish has pretty much the same tenses as English in the past

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    Some Spanish compound tenses are conjugated for gender. E.g.:

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    [quote=Jeff]Some Spanish compound tenses are conjugated for gender. E.g.:
    Ingenting kan stoppa mig
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    There was a study done on languages as to which is neurologically the most difficult and easiest languages to learn.

    Despite English being one of the easier languages to learn (and I don't know because I'm a native speaker), it is neurologically the most difficult language to learn, along with French. Reason being pronunciation. For example, the lettering combination can be pronounced one way with one word, but is pronounced different another, such as bomb and comb. Don't forget "gh" combination sounds like "f", and so does "ph". French is obvious. For many, you never know where the end of the word is, like Versailles or mignon. Even with verbs it can be difficult -- ils connaissent.

    Italian is said to be the easiest neurologically.

    I thought this was interesting. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgkatyaisashaukr
    There was a study done on languages as to which is neurologically the most difficult and easiest languages to learn.
    What other way is there to learn, exactly ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgkatyaisashaukr
    Despite English being one of the easier languages to learn (and I don't know because I'm a native speaker), it is neurologically the most difficult language to learn, along with French. Reason being pronunciation. For example, the lettering combination can be pronounced one way with one word, but is pronounced different another, such as bomb and comb. Don't forget "gh" combination sounds like "f", and so does "ph". French is obvious. For many, you never know where the end of the word is, like Versailles or mignon. Even with verbs it can be difficult -- ils connaissent.

    Italian is said to be the easiest neurologically.

    I thought this was interesting. What do you think?
    Was that study published in Italy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgkatyaisashaukr
    There was a study done on languages as to which is neurologically the most difficult and easiest languages to learn.

    Despite English being one of the easier languages to learn (and I don't know because I'm a native speaker), it is neurologically the most difficult language to learn, along with French. Reason being pronunciation. For example, the lettering combination can be pronounced one way with one word, but is pronounced different another, such as bomb and comb. Don't forget "gh" combination sounds like "f", and so does "ph". French is obvious. For many, you never know where the end of the word is, like Versailles or mignon. Even with verbs it can be difficult -- ils connaissent.

    Italian is said to be the easiest neurologically.

    I thought this was interesting. What do you think?
    This reminds me of my favorite poem, that I will recite here for the pleasure of English learners (try to read this with a french accent):

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    Re: Hi, why is Russian unique from other languages??

    Quote Originally Posted by startwindow3
    Hi, would you give me some facts that makes Russian an unique language compared with others (such as english) and how does that uniqueness relate to the general russian way of living, culture, and perhaps religion?
    -just curious

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    """Hi, why is Russian unique from other languages??""""


    I was watching some show on TV where they used a lot of Native American speakers. They were speaking what I think was Lakota Souix tongue.

    The sound of their speech was very similar to sounds in Russian, I thought. These sounds are the reason that I decided to learn Russian in the first place. I thought to myself, "Perhaps I should learn Lakota next".

    I wondered if it was just me that thought that Russian had similar sounds to Lakota. Then yesterday I was sitting with a friend that I had not seen in many years when someone told her that I was learning Russian. Without hesitation she picked up the phone and called her best friend and then handed me the phone. Her friend is Russian. This was a test to see how well I could speak or perform. Not very nice of her!

    Anyway, after I had finished speaking with her friend, a guy who had overheard my conversation in Russian said to me that he thought that it sounded like Native American tongue.

    Does anyone else see a similarity?
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    Speaking of native tongues...
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    Profound, Jeff, very profound!
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