Oh, and for the record NKEmerald, i've heard "Polish is easy" 1,000 times before, you're not ruffling any feathers there. Only, it always seems to end with that person coming forth with the most convoluted, grammatically disastrous pile of rubbish barely resembling the Polish language. Not being arrogant, just sayin'.
Seems as if I have ruffled some feathers in one way of another... an awfully defensive reply from you there. As for the rest of this tedious post, you keep telling yourself that, man... maybe that's why you find Polish so difficult? Just a wonder, you don't have to reply.
Not SAYING something does not mean you don't imply it. Not MEANING it does not mean that it isn't the way you come across. As for ridiculous, the only reason I began this stupid argument is because I found your post ridiculous.
I firmly believe languages are as difficult as you make them, perhaps why I've never had much trouble learning them. Including Polish. I said nothing to ruffle feathers per se, it seemed like it needed to be said is all. Not least for those who come to such forums expecting some encouragement in learning the language and are instead met with irritating things like "Yeah right... good luck 'cha mate, it's impossible.". I come across native English speakers (or natives of any language I understand) with grammatically disastrous piles of rubbish barely resembling the language. Just sayin'.
Tell me about it, Em-:) I tried once pronouncing 'Slante!", "Siobbhan", "Padraig", "Erin go bragh!" along with a few other assorted odds and ends, only to gales of genial laughter from some Irish-speaking friends. Similarly, my attempts in Welsh at saying "Llewelyn" and "Angharad" didn't fare much better in terms of not drawing audible (if well-intentioned) snickers from some Welsh visitors a number of years back-:)
Haha! :D The strangeness of the Irish spelling system is partly to blame for these things! How in God's name could "Siobhán" be pronounced "Shuh-vawn", or "Padraig" be pronounced "Pour-ick". I'm sure I'd receive equal amounts of laughter if I were to even attempt those Welsh words though! XD I don't know even a single word that my Celtic cousins across the water use!