Good morning bloggers, thank you for visiting. After yesterday’s emotional event that was happening with Sue, from My Loud BiPolar Whispers, I had a hard time sleeping last night. I’m frustrated because I don’t know how to help with this situation. This post isn’t about yesterday’s event but out of the frustration I’m feeling, today’s daily word prompt made me think of the English language and how frustrating it must be to learn it.
I know, I must think in a real strange way. It has been said by some who have learned different languages, English is the most difficult to learn. Could it be because we have so many words that are spelled the same, but sound different or mean something different?
- Present – another word for gift; I received a present for my birthday.
- Present – remember the old days in school? Say, “here” when I call your name if you are present.
- Present – I would like to present this award to you.
The above word when adding an s on the end are pronounced different, spelled the same and of course different meanings..
- Presents – I received many presents for my birthday.
- Presents – When he presents these awards, they have to be present to receive them.
- Presence – This word, pronounced the same as the other two, but spelled differently and of course has a different meaning. I feel his presence here.
Are other languages this complicated? I mean, this is just one word. There are many just like it.
Are you in the process of learning the English Language? Are you finding it difficult? I don’t know any language other than English, so I can’t offer advice, but I use to spell really well. As I get older, it is harder to get the correct spelling. I am forgetting some of the general rules of spelling sometimes.
If you are having a bad day, try thinking about something else. Does this post about the English Language make you think?
I’m thinking so hard today, it’s not even funny.
I’m Frazzled Again.