16-05-2019 08:48 PM
@Ali11, I've read the prelude, and a few of the travellers stories. "Whan April with hes shoures soute the droght of March have perced to the roote...then longen folkes to go on pilgimage."
Translated, "Hey, the weather's finally warmed up! Anyone for a road trip?"
16-05-2019 09:49 PM
@Ali11, yeah but ye olde English is fun to read. For me, anyway. I enjoy languages, and the older versions of English show where our own has come from. English is crazily mixed up compared to a lot of languages. For some reason, everyone seemed to want to invade that rainy little country. I can guarantee, in this one post, there will be words from Greek, Latin and Middle English (Continental French-ish), and probably others too. Saxon, Norman, Germanic, who knows??
16-05-2019 09:57 PM
That is so true @Smc, they say that English is the hardest language to learn, do you agree?
17-05-2019 08:56 AM
@Ali11, it's probably true. It's a very inconsistent language, and very obvious when someone gets it "wrong".
17-05-2019 06:35 PM
@Smc whenever someone is learning English I think of how tricky those little sayings are, like "I deserted my dessert in the desert", or "We wear our wares to the weir, where we were last week", "Here is the heir's hair". But learning about verbs in any of the romance languages is tough too, or the tones in Cantonese, over 50,000 kanji in Japanese and over 85,000 in Chinese. Languages are fascinating. It'd be incredible to speak four or five languages.
18-05-2019 01:28 PM
Seeing as it is election day I thought it appropriate to put on a sausage sizzle and cake stall for lunch 😀.
18-05-2019 01:35 PM
I was thankful for your reminded re voting this morning @Darcy it had completely slipped my mind first up.
When we went to vote I thought I was going to have to give a lesson on how alphabetical sorting as the lady could not find our name lol. Needed a coffee when we got home to calm the nerves lol. She worked it out jsuta s she was going to get help.
If you need urgent assistance, see Need help now
For mental health information, guidance and referrals, see the SANE Help Centre
SANE Forums is published by SANE Australia with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health
SANE Australia ABN 92006533606
PO Box 226 South Melbourne 3205 Australia