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Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Volair » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:53 pm

Bravo, Jennifer. Brav. The hell. O.

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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby RaharuAharu » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:03 am

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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Anna » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:10 am

Jesus?
Leopards?
What has it to do with each one?
As German, I don't get the meaning.

But, J.C. should be careful, he once said at a dinner: "That's MY flesh, that's MY blood."
... and then having trouble with leopards, hm, could be silly and stupidious dangerous ...
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Ashes » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:33 am

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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Volair » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:23 am

Anna wrote:Jesus?
Leopards?
What has it to do with each one?
As German, I don't get the meaning.

But, J.C. should be careful, he once said at a dinner: "That's MY flesh, that's MY blood."
... and then having trouble with leopards, hm, could be silly and stupidious dangerous ...


It's another English-language pun. Lepers : Leopards

Lepers being people with the wasting disease leprosy, which Jesus was reported curing on a number of occasions, perhaps symbolically of his all-encompasing redemption, since Lepers (even to this day in some circles) were believed to be experiencing divine punishment.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby draque » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:49 am

Looks like the guy is still a furry... uncured! You've lost your healing touch in the last couple of millenia, Jesus.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby meatwhichdreams » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:47 am

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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Relee » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:02 am

draque wrote:Looks like the guy is still a furry... uncured! You've lost your healing touch in the last couple of millenia, Jesus.


Well his fursuit rash cleared up...


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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Anna » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:21 am

However, I still prefer BRIAN

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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Anna » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:23 am

Volair wrote:... It's another English-language pun. Lepers : Leopards ...

Aaaaaaah!
Thanks!
I didn't know that you american's can't say Leo - pard, it's too long, isn't it?
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Volair » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:09 pm

Anna wrote:
Volair wrote:... It's another English-language pun. Lepers : Leopards ...

Aaaaaaah!
Thanks!
I didn't know that you american's can't say Leo - pard, it's too long, isn't it?


We're *really* bad with two-vowel sounds. We just pick one and drop it. It's Leperds as far as we're concerned :mrgreen:
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Wizard CaT » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:26 pm

Volair wrote:
Anna wrote:
Volair wrote:... It's another English-language pun. Lepers : Leopards ...

Aaaaaaah!
Thanks!
I didn't know that you american's can't say Leo - pard, it's too long, isn't it?


We're *really* bad with two-vowel sounds. We just pick one and drop it. It's Leperds as far as we're concerned :mrgreen:


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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Anna » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:17 am

You can't say: "Hi, Leo." ?
You say: "Hi, Lee." ?

Weird.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Ashes » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:10 pm

There are exceptions to the rule.

Or maybe the rules is slightly different from what Volair said.

People pronounce "Leo" as "lee-oh." Two syllables. Lion, ion, frying, dying, all have two syllables in American English.

What's really annoying, is when people pronounce "yaoi" as "yowie."
%< The word has three syllables! Do these people go around pronouncing "Hawaii" has "Ha-why?"
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:30 pm

Anna wrote:You can't say: "Hi, Leo." ?
You say: "Hi, Lee." ?

Weird.



Here's the deal, Anna.... many people claim that learning English is the hardest thing to do, that, as a language, it makes no sense and is totally arbitrary.

Those people are absolutely correct.

The rules that govern pronunciation and spelling in English are simply insane. They follow the barest skeleton of a logical system and are mostly the result of mashing together countless regional and local customs into an impenetrable mass of conflicting information.

We say 'Leopard' as 'lep-pard', but we say 'Leo' as 'Lee-Oh'. Mostly. Depending on regional accent.

I've heard that German is a logical language; English is anything but. Our spelling is a nightmare of contradiction and exceptions to rules.

From 'English Club:
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-articles/199909.htm

"Ghoti" = "Fish"
By Josef Essberger

Some languages are "phonetic". That means that you can look at a word and know how to say it. English is not phonetic. You cannot always look at an English word and know how to say it. You cannot always hear an English word and know how to spell it.

George Bernard Shaw (GBS) was a famous Irish writer. He wanted to reform English spelling so that it was more logical. He asked the following question as an example:

How do we pronounce the word "ghoti"?

His answer was "fish".

How can "ghoti" and "fish" sound the same? GBS explained it like this:

* the gh = f as in rouGH
* the o = i as in wOmen
* the ti = sh as in naTIon

Of course, this was a joke. The word "ghoti" is not even a real word. But it showed the inconsistency of English spelling.

It is very important to understand that English spelling and English pronunciation are not always the same.
Same spelling - different sound

Do not place too much importance on the spelling of a word. The more important thing in understanding English is the sound.

Here are five words that end in "ough". In each word, the "ough" has a different pronunciation:

* bough rhymes with cow
* cough rhymes with off
* rough rhymes with puff
* though rhymes with Jo
* through rhymes with too

Many words have exactly the same spelling but are pronounced differently when the meaning is different. These words are called "homographs". Here are some examples:

* bow (noun: front of ship) rhymes with cow
* bow (noun: fancy knot) rhymes with go

* lead (verb: to guide) rhymes with feed
* lead (noun: metal) rhymes with fed

* wind (noun: airflow) rhymes with pinned
* wind (verb: to turn) rhymes with find

Different spelling - same sound

Many words have different spellings but are pronounced exactly the same. These words are called "homophones". Here are some examples:

* sea, see
* for, four
* hear, here
* one, won
* knight, night
* him, hymn
* to, too, two

What can we learn from all this? We can learn that the sound of a word is more important than the spelling.

Of course, it is good to spell correctly. But to help you understand spoken English and many rules of English, you should think first about the sound of the words. Do not worry too much at first about the spelling.

Take, for example, the rule about pronouncing the past simple "-ed" ending of regular verbs. You have probably learned that when a verb ends in "d" or "t", we add "-ed" and pronounce it /Id/ as an extra syllable.

/Id/
wanT wantED

So why do we have:

/Id/
divide dividED

???

"Divide" does not end in "d". It ends in "e". But it does end in a /d/ sound. With this rule, it is the sound at the end of a word that matters, not the letter. You must think about the spoken word, not the written word.

This is only one example of the importance of sounds in English. There are many more examples!

© 1999 Josef Essberger



Now, if I roold the English werld, I woud maek all spelling fonetik. I woud hav thee langwaej fahlo lojikal rools so that it woud maek senss in evree caess. But this wil not ever hapen, becawz English iz mor tradishun than lojikal order. Stil, it iz a naiss dreem.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Anna » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:54 pm

I read it tommorow
It's night here... :wink:

German a logical language?
???
oh my #_@


Oh, by the way, I'd read an article on a german webside from a "popular scientific" magazine.
It was about the most difficult language, and it was japanese.
I had thought it would be finnish, (sorry Wic)
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About my own skills in english, missing words vocabularies, and missing the using of grammatics which is not very often in dictionaries.
So there will be a lot of mistakes, you all feel free to correct, ahm, do it in way that I'm not becoming depressed.

One thing is funny, the order of the words are different than in german, and the most time it works automatically for me.
So some parts of the english language are inside me, and I don't have to think about it, and the same is with words.
Allright, you read my posts and do shaking the head. My english is worse, but I wouldn't go lost in your country.
And if I'm in the mood, I can read english books.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Idiot Glee » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:13 pm

Anna wrote:German a logical language?
???
oh my #_@


Put it this way, looking at a German text; I know exactly how each word is to be spoken, every time.

Compound words kind of lose me though...

Ok silly English question, and don't look it up before at least guessing. What is the the second person plural in English? This will be on your final.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Ashes » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:28 pm

I've heard that English and Japanese are the world leaders in dyslexia.
Idiot Glee wrote:Ok silly English question, and don't look it up before at least guessing. What is the the second person plural in English? This will be on your final.

That's easy. It's yous -- pronounced "use."

I kid, I kid. It's actually "you."

First person to contract "you all" is a rotten egg.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Monthenor » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:42 pm

Just got done reading The First Word, and yeah, language has never been about logic and structure. As best as people can determine, it's a highly refined system of chimp hoots that originally went with gestures. It evolves not to a simpler form, but to the form that best facilitates its spread.

English is easy because you can make new rules up as you go along.
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Re: Jesus Cures the Leopards.

Postby Alfador » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:30 am

Ashes wrote:What's really annoying, is when people pronounce "yaoi" as "yowie."
%< The word has three syllables! Do these people go around pronouncing "Hawaii" has "Ha-why?"


And then they're crazy enough to insist that they're using the "correct" pronunciation and that WE'RE doing it wrong. @,@
Arf! *wagwagwag*
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