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Rich Mazur 4 | 3,047
22 Aug 2019 #31
they learn the English which is used by the queen and generally intelligent people,

Why would you inflict this on the unsuspecting kids who didn't do anything wrong?
pawian 223 | 24,582
22 Aug 2019 #32
There is a Polish saying: when you can`t avoid falling off a horse, at least make sure it is a tall one.

As a highly intelligent person, I suppose you understand what it means.
Lyzko 45 | 9,497
22 Aug 2019 #33
Face it, over the past nearly forty years or so, the "English" of what once constituted Received Pronunciation has eroded
almost beyond repair among the vast majority of the rank-and-file Britisher I encounter almost daily here at our school.

Although admittedly most are tourists of indeterminate pedigree, the delight in the Upper Crust pronunciation, sadly so
connected with Britain's truly stifling class system, has all but disappeared, lest one be branded (horrors) a snob, a bigot
or both, someone "woefully out of touch" with the changing reality of London's aka England's long growing diverse population.

As an American who visited England first in the mid-'70's, later on during the late '90's, I saw the decline in cultural as well

as linguistic standards just about as soon as we arrived in our hotel near London's Theatre District.

Where once West End fops, braggarts, and assorted eccentric types once roamed when I was there as a teen, now have been
replaced by an atmosphere practically beyond recognition.

Not sure if I'd have called it "progress" exactly, but it's important to know about such non-stop trends.

I realize time doesn't stand still, yet is stasis always that deleterious to a country's growth? Seems to me, based on what I see, Britain's

thrown the baby out with the bathwater!
pawian 223 | 24,582
28 Apr 2024 #34
I am still in a deep state of shock after the leek riddle. Amasing it has taken you so much time!

Reminds me of natives who don`t associate Warsaw with war although they sound so similar.

PF members certainly need more practice.

Here you are: what is the food word in wrongly spelled DREAM ???
Alien 21 | 5,178
28 Apr 2024 #35
DREAM

Dżem?
pawian 223 | 24,582
28 Apr 2024 #36
Check the name of the thread. We are using English here. :):):)
Lazy Sunday afternooner........... hahahahaha
Alien 21 | 5,178
28 Apr 2024 #37
English

Jam
pawian 223 | 24,582
28 Apr 2024 #38
Jam is mistakenly spelled as dream???? :):):):)
Lyzko 45 | 9,497
28 Apr 2024 #39
Or "little dream" aka "drzemka", really more "little snooze", ha-ha!
pawian 223 | 24,582
28 Apr 2024 #40
Here you are: what is the food word in wrongly spelled DREAM ???

It is CREAM!!

Next piece of practice for native speakers:
What food word is wrongly spelled as BEACH???
jon357 74 | 22,347
28 Apr 2024 #41
the delight in the Upper Crust pronunciation, sadly so
connected with Britain's truly stifling class system, has all but disappeared

It's certainly not truly stifling and I'd say that we're one of the most democratic and egalitarian societies in the world (foreigners may drool over Downton Abbey which is just lowbrow fiction) however it's worth mentioning that the old RP accent was always that of a tiny minority.

West End fops, braggarts, and assorted eccentric types once roamed when I was there as a teen

It's not a tourist attraction (well, not only) however back in the day it was extremely seedy and most Londoners are pleased to see prostitution, gambling dens, alcoholics, clip joints, pórn shops, gangsters and panhandlers replaced by classier shops and bars, nice restaurants and good flats. It's a shame about some of the traditional cafes and restaurants that have been priced out of the market however there are still some of you know where to look.

quote=pawian]I am still in a deep state of shock after the leek riddle[/quote]
To be fair, Paw, it doesn't look much like "leek" and wasn't much of a riddle.

Then again, life is butter melon cauliflower.
pawian 223 | 24,582
28 Apr 2024 #42
it doesn't look much like "leek"

Sunday afternooner drifters are too lazy to solve riddles. Simple. hahahaha
jon357 74 | 22,347
28 Apr 2024 #43
Or maybe it's not a riddle since that letter isn't a K.
pawian 223 | 24,582
28 Apr 2024 #44
:):):) Złej baletnicy przeszkadza rąbek u spódnicy. hahahaha
Niedouczonemu natiwowi przeszkadza litera K. hahahaha buhahaha
Crow 159 | 9,023
28 Apr 2024 #45
English isn`t that strange. The language was a few years ago completely deciphered by the Serbian language. Primary words of English all originate from Serbian roots. What does this mean? It means that if you exclude the development of English in the last, let`s say 1500 years- especially Roman influence, you get pure Serbian language out of English. English separated from Slavic languages, not that long ago. Most certainly at a time of the so-called Arthurian era, when natives were heavily influenced by the Romans and when Romano-British identity was born. Not only British natives, but all nativ es of Europe, are in fact of Slavic origin. To be most precise, they are Serbians in origin. All who are Whites. To say, the ethnic name of all Europoids is Serbian. Srbin, Sorb, Sjarbin, Swed, Swab, Wend (as Germanics call Lusatian Serbs > Srbin > B transitioning into W > Srbend > Srwend), Venet, Spaniard, Sporadi, Sar, Sarum, Sorbon, Sarmatian, Serbidodunum, Siberia, Sarnizegetusa, Srbind, Srbinda (Sanskrit, only ethnic name of White people mentioned in ancient Indian Rg Veda manuscripts, 4000 years old) etc, etc, etc.

But, why is said that English is separated directly from Serbian not just some Slavic language? Because, after the Ice Age was finished old Europeans (ie old Serbs) migrated (from Lepenski vir and Vinca cultures) along the Danube River and that was the main route for re-population of Europe after the Ice Age (during the Ice Age civilization didn`t exist in Europe except in Balkan. Balkan was Europe. Rest of Europe was mostly 2 km thick ice). For humans and animals. So, the ancients formed backbone of civilization on the line Balkan-Baltic. Then, ancients (Serbs) moved western and eastern and even more to the north, as climate allowed gradually. Obviously, bulk of the ancient British populace (Serbs) originated from the Baltic (traveled by ships to Britain), rather than traveling along the Dogerland (an old land connection between continental Europe and Britain). That is why language was so preserved in the Romano-British era. If the bulk of the populace traveled by the Dogerland, the British version of Serbian would be more different, the same way as other Slavic languages differ from Serbian and among themselves.

So, here is what is English > nothing but vulgarized Serbian language > ultimate origin of the word >

dream --- srb. dremati (state between sleeping and being awaken, light sleeping)
secret --- srb. sakriti, skriti (to hide)
child --- srb. čeljade, read cheljade
stone --- srb. stena (hill)
verification --- srb. vera (faith)
creep --- srb. akrep (a freak)
allow --- srb. alaliti (to give)
arrogant --- srb. rogat (horned)
wassail --- srb. veselje
vary --- srb. varljiv
land/lend --- srb. ledina
bestial --- srb. besan (furious)
beaten --- srb. prebijen
bungler --- srb. bangav
turf --- srb. trava
weeping --- srb. vapaj
check --- srb. čačkati, read chachkati (to poke around)
chaste --- srb. čast, read chast
thunder --- srb. tandrkati (to bang)
path --- srb. put
part --- srb. parče, read parche
dive --- srb. daviti se (to drown)
dim --- srb. dim
decent --- dostojan

etc, etc, etc... you can decipher every basic English word from the Serbian language. That is why Tolkien studied Serbian language.

See here for more info >

> youtube.com/watch?v=stXSmfYMHy8
jon357 74 | 22,347
28 Apr 2024 #46
Primary words of English all originate from Serbian roots

What a load of old bollocks.

What they have in common is that both languages are Indo-European. Neither "branched off" from the other.
Crow 159 | 9,023
28 Apr 2024 #47
@jon357

You are certainly free to refuse to trust your own eyes and ears.

Europe is nothing but Slavialand. In fact, Europe is Serbia. That is what pains you. The political dimension of this info about the English language.
jon357 74 | 22,347
28 Apr 2024 #48
Europe is Serbia.

It isn't. Serbia is an obscure, tiny (and shrinking) place that is relevant to very little.

And this thread is about the English language, not Serbia. The owner of the forum created a special thread for you to bang on about Balkan issues.
Crow 159 | 9,023
28 Apr 2024 #49
Spot this >

bollocks

srb. BALEGA (dung of domestic animals)

@jon357

I begin to feel sorry for you. I don`t know how to look at you. If you are English, I know you are Serbian, and looking at you as you, like a vorm, try to escape from that fact. I am staggered by the realization what Romans (themselves mix of Egyptians and native Serbs) have done to Europe. What chaos they created for the good of selfish few.
jon357 74 | 22,347
28 Apr 2024 #50
BALEGA (dung

No relevance at all.

Romans (themselves mix of Egyptians and native Serbs

While you were away from the forum, were you by any chance in a hospital or similar facility?
Alien 21 | 5,178
29 Apr 2024 #51
were you by any chance in a hospital or similar facility?

No, unfortunately, they did not cure his head.
Crow 159 | 9,023
29 Apr 2024 #52
Stay on topic, please.
Crow 159 | 9,023
29 Apr 2024 #53
more on English separated from Serbian language ...

recite --- srb. recitovati
verve --- srb. vreva (bustle)
deep --- srb. dubok
source --- srb. srce (heart), srž (core)
yes --- srb. jes (read yes)
barn --- srb. ambar
I am --- srb. Ja sam (read ya sam)
swinery --- srb. svinjac
stomach -- srb. stomak
plot --- srb. plot (fence)
perplate --- srb. preplitati
place --- srb. plac
plate --- srb. plato
batch --- sr. bačva, read bacva
acumulation --- srb. gomila
bush, ambush --- srb. žbun
pawian 223 | 24,582
29 Apr 2024 #54
What food word is wrongly spelled as BEACH???

Jon, this food word is peach! Don`t blame me for not being able to solve it. Ha!!!

You have another chance:
What is the food word wrongly spelled as MERRY????
Alien 21 | 5,178
29 Apr 2024 #55
MERRY

Cherry
pawian 223 | 24,582
29 Apr 2024 #58
Yes!!!! Wow. Thanks. :):):)
jon357 74 | 22,347
29 Apr 2024 #59
MERRY

Berry

Mary Berry?
pawian 223 | 24,582
29 Apr 2024 #60
Berry

Jon, too late. Fenix was first. :(:(:(


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