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    Default The English Language

    It's messed up badly! Just this morning, I've found three irrational words. Take unscathed. Why is it sometimes pronounced unscaaathed with a long vowel "a"? There are two consonants between the "a" and "e".

    The English language is not a T, in MBTI terms.

    Post your illogical words.

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    Too many. I'm too bad at English to tell you...

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    Uber messed up, peruse. The first part of the word is pronounced like pursue, with a short vowel "u" or "e". It should be pronounced peeeruse, with a long vowel "e".

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    I have a lot of Swedish friends that ask me why something is pronounced one way and written another, and I don't know what to tell them other than " Cause..."

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    English is my second language, although it's become my first since I've forgotten most of my first. I also speak a third language but have forgotten most of that too. Of the three languages, English is the most illogical. Crazy stuff.

    Another one pointed out this morning was amend. It should be pronounced aaa-mend.

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    in english letter e is said the same way as i is in finland. letter i on the other hand is pronounced the same way as ai in finland. letter a is pronounced the same way as ei in finland.

    im lucky i havent had any need to speak about mbti in english, because i would most likely mix I and E 50% of the times
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    Jea, inglis is kreisi. Meiks nou fakin sens uatsouevö...

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    vehri nise nolla, I undurstooed avrethinguh

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    Tänk jyy!

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    One time a friend from Paris said "I would have washed the dishes but I couldn't find a spounge." He pronounced it like 'pound', so I had no idea what the hell he was talking about for several mintes. He did that a lot...

    And yet English is so versitile. You can say the same thing many ways. Various ways. Different ways. By other means. In numerous permutations...utilizing a panoply of polysyllabic and pithy aphorisms!

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