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I’ve had similar arguments in French classes.
Rabbit is especially interested in how our languages and stories build blind spots into our thinking… “That’s just how it is!” ~ “Nic neznamena!” ~ Language is by its nature invisible to native speaker (…and perhaps some elements of history too?)
Great! A fine example for a lecture/discussion regarding semiology of culture and gender! Stephan
Thanks; learning a language can be an incredibly deep way to learn history (even when speakers deny the underlying forensic experience!) … No doubt you notice the multiple layers here, with fact that young women are Russian adding more layers of politics & nationality & ethnicity to their questions of language and gender & Slovak teacher’s reactions.
Stay tuned for more!
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Oh gosh, yes, memories of German and French classes – masc, fem, neuter – yes it is a bit of a mind f**k! Lol! 🙂
I love the comments on grammar. They are interesting and I learn much. I only speak American english I would lovr to learn Slovak. I understand what you are saying. I am from cleveland ohio. I have lived in Millersburg Ohio for a few years,Which is only 2 hours south of Cleveland,I thought they had an accent and different words until we moved to Kentucky,now that was all together different.
Lol! I love accents, I am quite obsessed with them. In fact, I seem to be far more able to practise new accents than new languages… still, it would be nice to one day manage it! 🙂
I’m from Scotland (Glasgow) and I’ve been living for the past two years on a small island in the Outer Hebrides – trust me, the accent is very different up here! 🙂
Not only the accents are interesting but so are many words.
Spelling also. Unless you have a Samsung 4.0 player like I do and touch the wrong leter ha ha.
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U r funny
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