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Broken Languages

I have had the rewarding experience of living in a contry that is foreign to people where I come from. This has given me opportunities to witness some very unique situations and occurances. One of these many phenomena is the event of someone learning an additional language. When someone is learning an additional laguage, they do not first learn the language of their study. They must first learn and practice the "broken" dialect of that laguage. What I mean by a "broken laguage" is the most remedial and gamatically incorrect desperate aspirations of speaking in a certain tounge. The problem with this stage of study is that the broken laguage in in fact a language of its own! Meaning that those who speak the complete language cannot understand the broken dialect of that language, but those who speak, or know how to speak the broken dialect can. So in order talk to someone who is learning your own language, you MUST NOT USE YOUR OWN LANGUAGE! You must instead speak your broken language to them. This will give them the feeling that they are actually speaking the language, because they are able to, somewhat, converse. This is good encouragement, but should not be encouraged. They need to expand their grammar and vocabulary to graduate to speaking the actual language, over time. DON'T BE A CRUTCH!



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Comment by Ralph van den Berg

Posted on 3 January, 2008
Yeah, I go lunch? ok? come back 2 hours? ok?

Comment by Ralph van den Berg

Posted on 3 January, 2008
***come back 2 how5 stars for this one... maybe 4, or 5 is good. 5 out of 10! (haha, no it's good)

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