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You & The Polish Language: Just in One Sentence


myjustyna 6 | 33
14 Jun 2011 #1
Hello there to you Poles,

Please give your personal opinions & experiences about the Polish Language JUST in one sentence.

(You may compare it with other Slavic languages, or speak about its difficulty frequency, or its advantages or disadvantages . . .)

Then:

The Polish language is ???
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
14 Jun 2011 #2
I just wanted to edit the post to put in English wording, and you made it impossible to me. Can you normally give 10 minutes break before you act? By the way, show your face in the respective thread, van Gogh ;-)

The Polish language is... satanically difficult for a foreigner, and childishly easy for any Polish kid.
OP myjustyna 6 | 33
14 Jun 2011 #3
Can you normally give 10 minutes break before you act?

How?

satanically difficult for a foreigner, and childishly easy for any Polish kid.

Why "satanically"??? . . . Are you sure it is easy for any Polish kid? Don't kids find it difficult?

There, fixed that for you.

Hey, Alex, what about your own sentence and experience?
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
14 Jun 2011 #4
Myjustyna, my first part of the answer -- the one in italics -- was directed to the Moderator who wanted to damage this thread by his interventions. It was not directed to you.

Why "satanically"??? . . . Are you sure it is easy for any Polish kid? Don't kids find it difficult?

I could say "archdemonically" if you like. See this thread: Polish was chosen the HARDEST LANGUAGE in the world to learn... :D

Polish is extremely easy for Polish children, at least to understand and speak, and the kids can even learn reading and writing quickly.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
14 Jun 2011 #5
The Polish language is

Complicated, with hard grammar, full of exceptions, inconsistent... and that's why I love it.
Lyzko
14 Jun 2011 #6
Polish is basically a snap phonetically speaking, at least it was for me! Compared with the pronunciation of Russian, Polish cannot even begin to compare! Polish is a 'see -and-say' language; ONE sound for ONE phoneme or consonant cluster (compared with the nightmare of English). Those palatalized consonants in Russian, as in 'imiet' (mieć), 'brat' (brać), 'dver' (drzwi) etc... remain as elusive to both my poor English tongue and ear as our long and short vowels remains for you guys ('shit' vs.'sheet' ad infinitum).....

The grammar part... well, it has its challenges. Then again, after German, Hungarian and Icelandic, I wasn't exactly floored any longer by morphological inconsistencies-:)

LOL
RobertLee 4 | 73
14 Jun 2011 #7
The Polish language is ???

The most difficult language I know. Both in terms of grammar and pronunciation Foreigners told me it sounds like the noise from an old analog radio or the noise you make when walking over dry leaves in autumn. Poles admire any foreigner who learned their language.

You may compare it with other Slavic languages

The Czech language is the most similar to Polish, however it sounds like "child talk" to Poles.
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
14 Jun 2011 #8
myjustyna: You may compare it with other Slavic languages
The Czech language is the most similar to Polish, however it sounds like "child talk" to Poles.

Myjustyna, question: Robert Lee wrote untrue statement. I correct that statement: Polish is not in slightest way similar to Czech from various historical reasons that I could elaborate:

1. Will you prefer including false statement of Robert in your work?
OR
2. Will my statement help you more?

Mods: Think twice and act only after Myjustyna answers. This is fair.
Lyzko
14 Jun 2011 #9
Antek, I must kindly beg to differ! As a linguist, I tend to eschew terms such as "beautiful"/"pleasing", "difficult", "easy", "similar" etc. as they are much too vague. In fact, the base vocabulary of Czech bares a marked similarity to Polish, far moreso than, say, Polish with Russian, Croatian, or Bulgarian, for example. While Ukrainian comes perhaps closest structurally, it's vocabulary and pronunciation remain far closer to Russian! Everyday Polish words "dzień", "tydzień", the months of the year as well as the seasons, have a remarkably close correspondence to Czech words.
OP myjustyna 6 | 33
14 Jun 2011 #10
Antek, I never meant that your correcting an untrue statement wasn't appreciable. It is surely necessary to learn, and to learn true and correct things. And if you hadn't referred to it, I would have believed it. However, whatever I learn here, I will study through other resources. Again, I thank you for your replies and I am sure they are honest. Moreover, I didn't directed that to you. I just asked everybody to focus on the question more that anything else.
emha - | 92
14 Jun 2011 #11
The Polish language is

to difficult for our president Bul-Komorowski :)


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