That she was English, and that she was a published writer means little. Just as an an example of an atrocious female writer pleas refer to Aphra Behn whose style and language can be summed up with Conrad's own words - the horror, the horror
A little less, but you're on the right track. Not that that affects anything. By the same logic you could talk about the quantity of Polish words that are of Russian origin.
Hence your mentioning the number of words in a given language has no bearing on how hard or easy it is to learn. Out of hundreds of thousands ow words in an average IE language and average, educated person will be familiar with 20 to 50,000 of those - a relatively small percentage.
Some of us can.
Some can indeed. I would not be daring enough to say some of "us", and sufficiently informed that to include you in the exclusion.
Rude again. You always do that when you're losing an argument, usually with Harry.
Harry doesn't offer arguments. He offers hatred and keeps repeating the same crap all, day in, day out.
Some would call it a cultural stereotype about Poles, however I understand you're in fact Canadian.
How can you tell a difference?
And shepherds. God alone knows why. Go back through the thread - really. No shepherds or Polish folklore, whatever that means.
That's what your wrote in this post
. Of course you lack the integrity to keep it honest and clean. So much for rudeness, huh?
And who'd be better teaching Polish, a goralski shepherd or Norman Davies?
Preferable to who? Perhaps to a linguist. Surely not to your average student. When I taught in the US I was asked to shed my British (RP) "accent" and switch to something more American. Mainstream language schools are not linguistics study centers.
This however is very very rare. They are few and far between and never quite authentic.
I don't know the statistics. I concentrated on the possibility and the possibility exists. In fact native Poles, who are better teachers of Polish than some of their British counterparts, do exists too.
Conrad didnt even have a Polish accent :D As a result, he developed a southern French accent which would later strongly color his English
You had to do a lot of googling and it took eventually made you go to Jamaica to fell alright :-). At least you have a sense of humor.
Some of his closest associated even thought Conrad's accent was Asian. That of course stemmed from their own linguistic ignorance.
Conrad's linguistic background has been often commented on in literature. This is a sample from
"...A detailed analysis of Conrad's style indicates that some of his more noticeable non-native-sounding syntactic choices reflect the semantics inherent in the morphology of Polish aspect. Readers have often noted Conrad's unusual choice and placement of adverbs, particularly those indicating frequency and duration. Morzinski attempts to show that Conrad was attempting to express the features of Polish aspect by pressing the equivalent adverbial lexical items into his sentences, causing an otherwise native-like fluency to take on the non-native characteristic recognized as foreign flavor in his style." (Mary Morzinski. The Linguistic Influence of Polish on Joseph Conrad's Style.)