Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Why is English a 'weird' language?

According to linguist John McWhorter it's because the Vikings learned it badly!






1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the video

    Had thought that english's 3rd person "s" was odd, but nice to hear from John McWhorter (big fan of his books).

    Surprised that he would say "vikings learned english badly". I get it, but is there such a thing as bad when it comes to language ? There's common and less common, and somewhere in the middle is that creative mix that makes languages evolve. Cheers, Brad

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