Thursday, October 3, 2013


Words by F LoBuono

Most people would agree that Italian is one of the world's most beautiful languages. This is no surprise for those of us who have even the most rudimentary understanding of it. To speak Italian properly is more to sing the words than to say them. There is a rhythm and melody built into the language. It is no accident that Italian is the language of music, literally. Allegro ma non troppo. Fortissimo. Adagio. A cappella, etc. The whole language is DESIGNED to sound right and they make the rules accordingly. If it doesn't sound right, it is changed. And it's also SO simple, at least in pronunciation. EVERYTHING is said EXACTLY the way it is spelled. And that part never changes. An "a,b,c,d,e, etc." is always pronounced the same way. As it is with their whole alphabet.They may change a rule of syntax because it doesn't sound right, but they will never change the way things are pronounced. Never. This is where the rhythm and melody is found in the language. It flows because you know EXACTLY how it should sound.

And their's Inglish. (Or is it "there's")?

Hear (heer - or here) r sum thawts on speling and speking Inglish. Inlish has no rime or reson. Sometimes an "I" mens (if an "e" is pronounced "e" all of the time, there is no need for two of them - se below) "mi" (or is it "me"). Sometimes it mens "eye", like the thing you se with - or is it "c"? Sometimes "y" is said "I" (like "rhyme") sometimes it sounds more like an "w" as in "yell" or is that "well". Is that how I fel or the plase I draw water from.? And "w", when spoken individualy is said "double u". It has a completely diferent sound when it's used in a word like, wel, "when". A "k" can "crack" or it can make no sound at all - "knee". And whi does Inglish ned so many xtra leters? E.G. if "e" was always pronounced "e" as in "eel", whi do we ned to of them? And then there's "to", "two', and "too". Reale? And whi do we use a "y" in the word "why" when and "i" will do just fine. And why did I ned (or is kneed) two (or is it to, or too) "e's" if one will do?

I (eye) hop (no ned for an "e" on the end if we always say "o" as "O"), u guys r geting this. Tha (if "a" is always sad "a", there is no ned for the "ey" or "I") tel me that Chinese is a dificult language. Wel, it ma have nothing on Inglish!!

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