Off topic: Language and the subtleties of the nature of its users
Thread poster: George Trail
| | George Trail
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French to English
| I cannot agree with the post at all || Apr 22, 2010 |
For a professional linguist to claim that a spelling mistake is a sign of lack of intelligence is like a mechanical calling me thick because I haven't the first clue about engines.
I know the difference is that we were all taught spelling at school, but besides there being a huge variety of schools and teachers, if a person's interest lie in another direction, they will not pay the same heed to the lesson.
Good use of language has always been important to me and I think it is important for society in general, but I have known so many extremely intelligent people who cannot write to save their lives, because they were never properly taught and have never seen the point of learning.
| mistakes in spelling || Apr 22, 2010 |
I agree that it would be unfair to judge the linguists on their spelling mistakes, for me lanuage itself is like a huge sea. It is not possible to embrace all its components. There are always new vocabulary, new statement especially for the second language. I'm a native Arab but still I find myself learning new words and termonology, new expression. It is really exciting to be interested in languages. But what I would like to say, we should find a useful and simple way to spell words correctly, learning should not be related to teachers only we are our own teachers we have to teach ourselves coninuously and properly.
[Edited at 2010-04-22 17:23 GMT]
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