Boldly splitting ergatives where no ergative has been split before.
In my 8th decade I find most of the language I was taught is no longer in practice nor is what passes for language now used in sensible, comprehensible form. Unfortunately, it also fails as a so-called more efficient form of communication
What’s up with the missing comments and likes icons on the right side of the strips for Rose and Bottomliners. Gad!! Don’t tell me there another BIG IMPROVEMENT coming!!
I was a whiz at Latin in high school (3 years of it), so I figured college-level Spanish would be a snap, since it’s based on Latin. But I did miserably badly at it. At the time, I had no idea why. It wasn’t until years later that I found out about learning styles and realized that I’m very much a visual learner. That’s perfect for Latin, which, as a dead language, is only written and read. Good deal. I want to see all those nice, neat tables of conjugations and declensions so I can figure out the structure and rules and spellings.
But Spanish is a living language, so they teach it by just throwing you in the deep end and starting to talk it at you — then expecting you to talk back, even if you don’t have a clue what you’re saying. And I’m not a good auditory learner.
NON CARBORVNDVM ILLEGITIMI
Unfortunately, Standard American English is quickly becoming a “dead” language, thanks to sub-par education and the infection of chat/text lingo.
Quo Vadis, Dvdes?
English in America died decades ago.