English is a weird language by Janet Carr Posted on March 3, 2023February 27, 2023 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailTumblrPocketPrintRedditLike this:Like Loading...
And people wonder why the Chinese struggle with English!
Thank you so much Janet!
Thank you for providing me with a brand new English lesson for my class today! 😉
One of the many things that bother me about our current English is the use of “gonna” instead of ”going to”. I use close captioning on my TV and see that more and more captioners are writing “gonna”, as are many novelists. I know it’s how a lot of people pronounce ”going to” but it’s just one of those things that bother me.
And yes, I know that’s how language evolves and adapts, but it still ruffles my feathers.
It’s actually a huge challenge for ESL teachers. Non-native speakers learn how to speak like this from films and tv shows and it is a hard habit to break because they don’t even realise they are saying it. Yeah instead of yes is another one!
The English languages wins on so many levels!…
*language (no ‘s’)