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Message 1883189 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 17:06:09 UTC

Weirds? Words?

And how do you feel about the "English only" movement?
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Message 1883203 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 17:51:51 UTC - in response to Message 1883189.  

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Message 1883211 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 18:10:03 UTC - in response to Message 1883189.  

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It would put Google Translate out of business. Har!
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Message 1883225 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 18:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 1883189.  

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Message 1883233 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 19:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 1883225.  

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Message 1883243 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 20:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 1883233.  

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Message 1883281 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 22:53:09 UTC - in response to Message 1883189.  

Weirds? Words?

And how do you feel about the "English only" movement?

This comes up every so often in our history.

First time was 1789. When those drafting our Constitution proposed that English be the Official and Required Language of the United States of America.

They voted it down.
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Message 1883293 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 23:37:51 UTC - in response to Message 1883281.  

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This comes up every so often in our history.

First time was 1789. When those drafting our Constitution proposed that English be the Official and Required Language of the United States of America.

They voted it down.

Doesn't that make the RAISE act questionable where it questions the applicants knowledge of English.

And that assumes that any test of English is actually a test of English. Many Brits would fail an American test of English. That is a fact, and I can produce a case where that happened at university entrance grade exams.
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Message 1883310 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 0:45:35 UTC
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Doesn't that make the RAISE act questionable where it questions the applicants knowledge of English.

The polls that I have seen regarding this issue are complicated and very nuanced.

Although the American People prefer to have Highly Educated and Skilled people given preference to legally enter the USA.

They do balk at many Individual Requirements and stopping Family Reunions. As the RAISE ACT proposes.
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Message 1887386 - Posted: 1 Sep 2017, 21:49:19 UTC - in response to Message 1883189.  

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Message 1887472 - Posted: 2 Sep 2017, 7:32:15 UTC - in response to Message 1887386.  

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Eye roo da day wenz wee was werdin dree!

Which version of "English".
Even in the UK there are probably "57 Varieties", and it's not very pure. It's full of Latin, German dialects (Anglo-Saxon), Scandiwegian (Vikings), French (Normans) and all sorts of words we 'borrowed' when we had an Empire.
And that doesn't even cover the bastardisation of the language performed by Americans, Canadians and other "English speaking" nations.
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Message 1887558 - Posted: 2 Sep 2017, 18:19:42 UTC - in response to Message 1887472.  

Weirds? Words?

And how do you feel about the "English only" movement?


Eye roo da day wenz wee was werdin dree!

Which version of "English".
Even in the UK there are probably "57 Varieties", and it's not very pure. It's full of Latin, German dialects (Anglo-Saxon), Scandiwegian (Vikings), French (Normans) and all sorts of words we 'borrowed' when we had an Empire.
And that doesn't even cover the bastardisation of the language performed by Americans, Canadians and other "English speaking" nations.


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