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American is a language sepearte from english.

  1. Mar 25, 2006 #1
    On this therd there is some disscussion of American being it's seperte language form English on this therd.I think that disscussion whould be getting more of topic if I posted anything more about it so I decide to create this theard.
    Reasons why American should be sepreate form English (this in not in oder):
    1)American and the British have differn't words:Have you ever herd a Briton say "Yo","Y'all"(It's a word in an officaly American dialic) or an American calling bathroom a "lou"(Can someone please explain why it's called a Lou in British english)?Probally not unless on some occusions but it's not apart of the everday vocbalry.
    2)They both have diffent ways to use an insult:Britons when they insult [insert noun here] they say "bloody [insert noun here]"!Americans use more offensive words(Note:this is for much more severe occasions) $@3$#%#@%#%#@@!@#%#$%#^#$%^#W%#^#$(No I didn't type a word in and the censership is blocking it) [insert noun here]!
    3)Patriotism:We fought a war for independence from Briton and we still speak there language?Our language should seperte just like the the country
    4)English words that is from American Teenager,blizzard etc. are words form the united states which means that American is it's own langauge since it has it's own words
    5)American words that aren't used anywhere elses: fall, the season; to quit are no longer used outside of the U.S. which means that American has it's own words.
    Use of Singular and plural for nouns:In British English a briton would say "the team are worried" but in American eglish "The team is worred"
    6)NumbersWhen saying or writing out numbers, the British will insert an "and" before the tens and units, as in "one hundred and sixty-two" and "two thousand and three", whereas Americans will typically drop the "and" as in "two thousand three"; however, "two thousand and three" is also common. The same rule applies when saying numbers in their thousands or millions: "four hundred and thirteen thousand" would be said by a British speaker, whereas the simpler "four hundred thirteen thousand" by an American speaker.(source:wikipedia)
    Ok those are the reasons why it should a seperte langauge.Here are some chages I think should be made to American:
    1)Spelling of "Donuts" should be chaged back to "Doughnuts"
    2)We should make spell words differtntly to make it easier
    3)Indtead of saying "There 10 gourps of 3" we say "There are 3 x10 gourps"(similer to secientific notation)

    Does anyone elese of have any recomendations?
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2006 #2

    JamesU

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    Mak the Amerikan alfabet šorter!

    ABDEFGHIKLMNOPRSTVWYZ

    and tern al 'ph's into 'f's, al 'sh's into 'š's. Git rid of al silent vowels...and eckstra leters lik 'ee'. And chéng spelings of most werds...

    I think we had a thred lik this awil bak...
     
  4. Mar 25, 2006 #3

    chroot

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    My recommendation is that you first need to spend much more time learning "American." :uhh:

    - Warren
     
  5. Mar 25, 2006 #4
    ¿awr u sur?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2006 #5

    Moonbear

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    Scott, since you've spelt it incorrectly every time you've used the word, and since this thread is about language and spelling, I hope you don't mind my pointing out that the word is "thread" not "therd." :wink:
     
  7. Mar 25, 2006 #6

    JamesU

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    I told him that before, I didn't think he believed me
     
  8. Mar 25, 2006 #7

    Pengwuino

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    I feel sick....
     
  9. Mar 25, 2006 #8

    dduardo

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    O yeah, derailing topic in 3..2...1....

    I got a question:

    Why are the Britsh offended by the index and middle fingers (V symbol), while Americans are offended by just the middle finger?

    I think i'll start giving people the pinky finger, just to change.
     
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  10. Mar 25, 2006 #9
    I don't think I could think of something more illogical than that right off the top of my head.... WHY would you want to make your own language in those circumstances???
     
  11. Mar 25, 2006 #10

    Pengwuino

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    I can think of more illogical things .... but that's because i have a pretty good imagination!

    That is a pretty weeeeeeeeeeeird reason to change your language.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2006 #11
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_finger :biggrin:
     
  13. Mar 26, 2006 #12

    Chi Meson

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    This are the fununyest therd I hev evver readed in some while. Et has gort to be some kind of joke? My favorite part:
    "Hey Clem, I got me three times ten gourps of fish!"
     
  14. Mar 26, 2006 #13
    Didn't Webster change a lot of English words to make them more "American"?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2006 #14

    Chi Meson

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    As I recall, he intended to go even further; I think he tried to drop all the spurious gh's from the language (light, bright, daughter, laughter, slaughter). He was beaten back, and all he managed was dropping a couple of u's here and there (colour) and de-frenching words like centre. (Yet "table" remains).
     
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  17. Mar 26, 2006 #16

    brewnog

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    Must... not... get... involved!
     
  18. Mar 26, 2006 #17

    honestrosewater

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  19. Mar 26, 2006 #18
    I'm sorry. For patriotic reasons I can't understand a word you say.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2006 #19

    jimmy p

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    Why call it a bathroom if there is no bath in there? Some "loos" don't have baths in them.

    Not all brits are "top-hole damn the bally blighters what what" Loads of people in Britain use much coarser language.

    Because it's that easy to invent a new language. Or for everyone in the nation to just learn French or something. Americans, like the English also fought civil wars, so does that mean that there should be seperate languages too.

    Also we aren't really that seperate seeing as we are close allies....

    Is that an argument? Most the words you have used to type this thread are English not "American". Some language if all you can say is "Gee y'all teenager blizzard". (No offence to the many Americans on PF)

    Lol, like "soccer". Gibraltarians speak a slang version of Spanish but it is still spanish, just some words are different. Argentinians speak an archaic spanish but it is still spanish. You can't call it a whole new language because you use a few different words.

    OK, I give up. Have fun speaking American. :devil:
     
  21. Mar 26, 2006 #20
    Hmmmm... you know I'm a bit bored with speaking english. I think I want to pick up some americanese. Like fo shizzle my nizzle, now just what in bloody hell does that mean any way?
     
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