What is the most difficult word to pronounce in the English language?
Two words, the combination does the trick. Purportedly posed by allied troops to Germans, camouflageing to be allied troops: 'Please say: several months'
With the intent to pronounce correctly this is supposed to become a stumblesome effort...
Well, this is just not true, "several months" is very easy one.
The most difficult word to pronounce correctly in English is:
It's not the most difficult language, but it's not the easiest either. Here's a true fact for you - the hardest language to learn on the entire planet, is English. And you're writing in English, so you have already mastered the world's most difficult language. There is nothing stopping you taking on German.
I think it really depends what your native language is, and how far the languages are removed from your native language in terms of grammar, pronounciation and writing system. Assuming your native language is English, the most difficult European language might be Finnish, because it has a highly complicated grammar. Chinese has a fairly simple grammar, but requires the learner to memorize at least 30 000 characters. Moreover, Chinese is very difficult to pronounce and…
Its not if you are raised with the english language, but if you are learning it for a second language it could be. There are a lot of silent sounds like "gh" and "au" which could make reading a challenge. But you should preserver as english is the 2nd most spoken language in the world and the language could really help you in the future.
The short answer is yes. The grammar of any language is really a formula, or system. If there is no underlying structure or order to a language, the language wouldn't be much good to anyone. Some languages are very difficult to learn; English is really not one of the most difficult. If you want to learn a difficult language, try Icelandic. On the other hand, although grammar is a 'formula', English is full of traps…
It's difficult to get statistics on this if only because the difference for a lot of people between secondary mother language, school language, and language-they-learned as an adult, is small and difficult to define. The answer at this point in history is most likely English. Many kids in many non-English speaking countries are trying to learn English because of its business applications, especially as concerns the USA and Europe (most European businessmen, especially in Western…
I guess there are no rules for good language as language is changing all the time. if your talking about English, there's standard English with grammar and to pronounce every letter in the word (mostly!). but most people just talk whichever ways easiest for them, and that changes language, so no one really knows. :s
The ancient name of God, as used in the Book of Genesis, 'YHWH', is known as the tetragrammaton. Ancient Hebrew writing did not have vowels or vowel indicators, and it is sometimes difficult to determine what vowels were used in the spoken language and therefore how words were pronounced. Most scholars say that it was pronounced 'Yahweh'. This was translated into German as 'Jehovah', a word which has since entered the English language.
It is difficult to talk at night and signing on a radio talk shows is right out. Some say that Signed English should be used in schools because it more closely follows the English language syntax. Since most people who are not hearing impaired do not know sign language, it is difficult for the hearing impaired to have conversations with just anyone, as those without hearing impairments do.
The easiest language to speak depends on the person and their native language. English tends to be easy for speakers of Dutch, Frisian, and German. English tends to be easy for people from cultures highly exposed to English such as Filipinos, Scandinavians, and Israelis. English tends to be one of the most difficult languages for speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
It is the world's most used language, but mostly just within one country. English is used much more widely in an international sense. Also, Chinese is more difficult to learn. Chinese people are still learning their own language in high school (Middle School), but English speakers have generally already learned their language by that stage.