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Why English isn't easy (hehe)

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Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby Uwabami » Fri 09.02.2005 10:56 pm

The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse refuse.
A bass was painted on the bass drum.
I don't object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The wind was too strong to wind the sails.
The tears in my painting brought me to tears.
I was forced to subject to the subject.

I found these sentences in a magazine. I thought some of you might get a laugh from these.
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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby shizuka » Sat 09.03.2005 11:54 pm

lol, here's some more:

We had to desert the hot desert
The dove dove off the roof
The minute seemed minute
The overhead is hanging overhead
It's his birthday, so I'll present him with a present
The recreation park was a recreation of the old west
I need to resume writing my resume
He moped as he rode his moped

Do homographs exist in 日本語, or do the kanji eliminate that problem?
I'll make a sig soon
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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby Spaztick » Mon 09.05.2005 12:48 am

Only 48 sounds and combinations of those, thers about 2000+ homophones I think, but that's just a guess. If you don't count kanji, then yes, but if you do then there's still some, but of course not nearly as many.

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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby randomerror » Sun 09.11.2005 11:38 am

how about...

Real eyes realize real lies. ;)
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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby Mariya » Mon 09.12.2005 7:39 am

Haha...which magazine was that from? I think theres so many other reasons that English is difficult, I'm glad I didn't have to learn it as a second language. :D
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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby Daichi » Mon 09.12.2005 7:44 am

how about...

Real eyes realize real lies.


I like that one!
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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby Kates » Mon 09.12.2005 8:50 am

shizuka wrote:Do homographs exist in 日本語, or do the kanji eliminate that problem?


Japanese is FULL of homophones. More than in English, I would guess--for the reason Spaztick said. Try looking up "ki" in a dictionary and see how many words there are. >_< (My elec. dic. has 16 options.) Or "kai" (13) or "saikou" (7). Kanji help, though, but only when reading/writing. Without kanji, you'd have to infer which word was meant by the context of the sentence--which can be pretty difficult. >_<
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RE: Why English isn't easy (hehe)

Postby Daichi » Tue 09.13.2005 7:07 am

Do homographs exist in 日本語, or do the kanji eliminate that problem?


As kates said there are many homophones, and if written in kana they must therefore be homographs. But yeah, in the written language kanji does eliminate this somewhat (although, there are some kanji homographs, too).
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