• Why should immigrants learn to speak english?

    Best answer: It's a free country, learn it if you want. Don't know how this relates to a lack of belief in gods though.
    Best answer: It's a free country, learn it if you want. Don't know how this relates to a lack of belief in gods though.
    22 answers · 10 hours ago
  • I hate the homophones "Their and There" with a passion?

    I feel like people are purposely grammar nazi's when ever they see the word there/their. I thought There = Location Their = Possession But then I was told the their I was using was wrong and there had two meanings and it's just confusing as hell.
    I feel like people are purposely grammar nazi's when ever they see the word there/their. I thought There = Location Their = Possession But then I was told the their I was using was wrong and there had two meanings and it's just confusing as hell.
    12 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Are there any words of phrases that people say which get on your nerves?

    Best answer: Yeah, I hate when people say things like..."libary", "Valentimes" and "suposably". I also grew up in the Southwestern United States where Americans of Mexican descent (local native born citizens, not immigrants) say things like "it gots..." instead of "it has..."... show more
    Best answer: Yeah, I hate when people say things like..."libary", "Valentimes" and "suposably". I also grew up in the Southwestern United States where Americans of Mexican descent (local native born citizens, not immigrants) say things like "it gots..." instead of "it has..." or "that's mines" instead of "that's mine". I also hate when teachers notes to patents or weathermen on TV etc...refer to people's children as "kiddos". As in "be sure to bundle up the kiddos this morning before you send them out". Something about it just bugs me. Oh...and when people repeatedly say "y'know?" or "y'know what I mean?" when they're speaking. Once or twice is one thing but some people say "y'know what I mean?" after almost every sentence. It bugs me when younger people repeatedly say "like" as a way to imply that "I reacted thusly"...such as "So I was like, I've got to tell Becky that LaTwanda has herpes and she was like "whatever" and I was like "whatever?" and she was like "yeah whatever"...and so on.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it racist to tell someone to speak English?

    Best answer: No, especially if you are in an English speaking country.
    Best answer: No, especially if you are in an English speaking country.
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • People who only speak English, why does it bother you so much when people speak another language in public?

    Best answer: I speak four foreign languages, and English is my native one. Doesn't bother me at all, of course. However, I am American and I know many people who want only English at least in the workplace (even if coworkers are having private non work related conversations). I can understand that only if the... show more
    Best answer: I speak four foreign languages, and English is my native one.

    Doesn't bother me at all, of course.

    However, I am American and I know many people who want only English at least in the workplace (even if coworkers are having private non work related conversations). I can understand that only if the conversations are work related and only if the English speaker needs to be part of the conversation (which is unlikely).

    I also know many who want English only, everywhere. In public, in their own homes, etc. Such people are:

    a. paranoid (they think people are saying bad things about them or that they are terrorists)

    b. often hate immigrants ("taking our jobs", "committing crimes", etc).

    c. expect and some truly believe that all foreigners learn English, and learn it well enough to use in the USA (and most people don't consider the possibility that people are tourists. They assume they live & work here and just don't want to use English or can't).

    d. are fundamentally un-American. The Amendment for Freedom of Speech includes language. The national government has no official language. Some states & territories do list English as official, and sometimes additional languages as well.

    e. don't understand what an official language does. Even in states where English is the only official language, all it does is require that state government documents be offered in at least English, additional languages are not prevented. It does not forbid the use of other languages in public or anywhere else. Sadly, some less educated Americans honestly believe English is the official language of the USA and that other languages are not allowed.

    f. Most though, do know that speaking other languages is legal, but think that everyone in the USA speaks English and so should everyone who comes here. In truth, English is not the native language of a large minority of Americans. There have been Spanish & French speaking areas even before they became part of the USA, and still are. Hawaiian and various Alaskan languages (among some other Native American languages) are still spoken in some places.

    That's all a very long answer for: ignorance, which breeds intolerance, prejudice, fear, and discrimination.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I learn two languages at once?

    I want to learn French & Spanish at the same time. Is this possible?
    I want to learn French & Spanish at the same time. Is this possible?
    9 answers · 14 hours ago
  • If someone was born with an accent, is it possible to make that change before they speak (read on)?

    Okay, sorry that title makes 0 sense, but I can't fit it all. Anyways, if someone was born with any sort of accent, but hasn't learned to speak, can you make them start speaking in an American accent or something BEFORE they learn to talk? I hope that made enough sense to have the right answer I'm... show more
    Okay, sorry that title makes 0 sense, but I can't fit it all. Anyways, if someone was born with any sort of accent, but hasn't learned to speak, can you make them start speaking in an American accent or something BEFORE they learn to talk? I hope that made enough sense to have the right answer I'm looking for. All I'm asking is whether or not it's possible to "change" someone's accent to American before they learn to speak.
    17 answers · 4 days ago
  • NEED HELP with my grammar and spelling PLEASE =)?

    Best answer: You use a form of the verb "work" five times in three sentences. Try this: In my present position with At Your Service, a catering and event staffing company, I am responsible for providing hospitality event support in and around the London, England metropolitan area. These include sports arenas, the... show more
    Best answer: You use a form of the verb "work" five times in three sentences. Try this:

    In my present position with At Your Service, a catering and event staffing company, I am responsible for providing hospitality event support in and around the London, England metropolitan area. These include sports arenas, the Royal Albert Hall, The Savoy, The Barbican, Bloomberg, the Natural History Museum and many others; each with it's own unique challenges. Our customer commitment is to provide custom-ordered amenities regardless of the difficulties, obstacles, or hours of labor, on-time and within budget.

    In my capacity as [ job title: customer service assistant or something impressive ] my duties and responsibilities include: establishing the proper forum for hundreds of guests, hosting and greeting, product knowledge, meeting special customer requests; personalized service of food and beverages, a thorough knowledge of company policies, procedures, and guidelines. Inventory and secure all company property, and maintain the highest standards of professional attire, language, and service at all times.
    9 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Correct the sentence?

    Best answer: Neither....it should be " You can be with whomever you want'.

    As it's the object it's whom, not who.
    Best answer: Neither....it should be " You can be with whomever you want'.

    As it's the object it's whom, not who.
    7 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Is this sentence grammatically correct in English?

    We rely on you to bring the keys with you.
    We rely on you to bring the keys with you.
    6 answers · 40 mins ago
  • Correct pronunciation of Japanese?

    Best answer: Mr. Smartypants is correct. Japanese is not a stress-timed language, but a mora-timed one. If you're learning Japanese, hopefully you already understand "mora". If not, it's the Japanese idea of a syllable, not quite like ours, and also is more like a beat in music. Note, the "u" is... show more
    Best answer: Mr. Smartypants is correct.

    Japanese is not a stress-timed language, but a mora-timed one. If you're learning Japanese, hopefully you already understand "mora". If not, it's the Japanese idea of a syllable, not quite like ours, and also is more like a beat in music.

    Note, the "u" is not truly an "oo" nor is it an ü sound. It's a relaxed "oo". The mouth is not rounded. The sides of the mouth are relaxed. Somewhat in between "oo" of food and "oo" of book or "u" of put, but not any of those sounds.

    The R is not an English one. It's between a D and an R, & somewhat like L. It's flapped like a D, but further back like an R/L.

    There are many stress-timed languages, like English (English is not unique in that respect), but there are syllable-timed and mora-timed languages as well. Few languages are purely one or the other, but usually one type dominates.
    7 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Language change?

    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is Spanish easy to learn?

    21 answers · 5 days ago
  • Whats the prominent "Mother Tongue" or "Native language," in your own race of people?

    Best answer: There are only four races, they are broken up into a number of different cultures and most have different languages within.

    My race is white; genetically I'm a European mix (German, Irish, Polish, Czech, etc.)... I was born in an English-speaking country myself, though.
    Best answer: There are only four races, they are broken up into a number of different cultures and most have different languages within.

    My race is white; genetically I'm a European mix (German, Irish, Polish, Czech, etc.)... I was born in an English-speaking country myself, though.
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do Cons get so upset when Hispanics speak Spanish near them?

    I don't get it, do you?
    I don't get it, do you?
    18 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why do people waste their time learning esperanto? I tried learning it and quitted because it was boring as hell?

    I'm German and after learning english I tried to learn esperanto as a hobby but I couldn't. Learning esperanto was difficult and boring because it has no culture, there are no movies, no songs, nothing of what actually makes a learning process fun and entertaining. After quitting esperanto I started... show more
    I'm German and after learning english I tried to learn esperanto as a hobby but I couldn't. Learning esperanto was difficult and boring because it has no culture, there are no movies, no songs, nothing of what actually makes a learning process fun and entertaining. After quitting esperanto I started learning Russian and I had much more success with it. Here in Germany there are many Russian immigrants and i could relate better with them, I visited Russia a couple of times, watched russian movies, listened to Russian songs and in 2 years of studying I was already level C1 in russian. I learned Russian so fast because the learning process was entertaining and I used whatever free time I had to study Russian, while esperanto was boring, useless, I lost all motivation really fast and I felt I was just memorizing nonsense gibberish
    5 answers · 11 hours ago