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#41 Studio97

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:29

For me J Herbin is pronounced "too much for my budget these days" but I like the ones I have on hand.

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#42 Karmachanic

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 08:41

For me J Herbin is pronounced "too much for my budget these days" but I like the ones I have on hand.

Jacques Herbin perhaps? The luxury brand. J Herbin - regular brand


"Simplicate and add Lightness."


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:11

Didn't they got rid of the "J."? Just "Herbin" now.

Easy to pronounce by the way. Never learned French though. I guess it's easier for Europeans. Doesn't have to be a linguistic thing. Could be we just hear more french in our everyday life.

 

English is considered an easy language. The rules are basic and forgiving - as is pronounciation. That's why it is used world-wide for communication. Even the British and Americans don't speak the same English. American English has an older style as it didn't adapt some reformations like the British English did.



#44 Karmachanic

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:15

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English is considered an easy language. The rules are basic and forgiving - as is pronounciation. That's why it is used world-wide for communication. Even the British and Americans don't speak the same English.

 

Even the English don't speak the same English :P


"Simplicate and add Lightness."


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:25

True. :happy:



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 14:07

I once heard English described as the result of Norman men-at-arms trying to make dates with Saxon barmaids, and no more legitimate than any of the other results.

English speakers happily borrow terms from other languages, often with foreign spelling rules intact, rather than come up with a term in their own language for the concept, as the French do.  Unlike French, there is no authority over the English language.  You can blame the Americans, who are among its primary users and promoters, and are often anti-authoritarian.  There are only people who do their best to document current usage, and those who propose manuals of style.



#47 aurore

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 15:05

English is considered an easy language. The rules are basic and forgiving - as is pronounciation. That's why it is used world-wide for communication.


The easiness (which is in fact very far from being objective) is the last reason of the spread of English.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 15:36

The easiness (which is in fact very far from being objective) is the last reason of the spread of English.

I don't know. I imagine speaking french with all those mute sounds is a nightmare. That's why I took Latin back in school instead.



#49 Karmachanic

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 16:35

The easiness (which is in fact very far from being objective) is the last reason of the spread of English.

 

Wot? I like to sit hear when I brush my hare. When I'm dun I putt the brush in her bin. :D


Edited by Karmachanic, 09 February 2020 - 16:35.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."


#50 aurore

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 16:36

I don't know. I imagine speaking french with all those mute sounds is a nightmare. That's why I took Latin back in school instead.



Yet it used to be so, at least in diplomacy.

P.S.: A good thing about Latin is nobody can prove your pronunciation is incorrect :) While there are two main accepted "accents" (a central-western European & Italian), they are both a kind of artificial anyway. Nevertheless the pronunciation is very easy - for a European, not for a Japanese :) I would not call French phonetics very difficult, on the other hand, as a fellow mentioned above, try and understand nowadays youngsters in Paris - this language has almost nothing in common with what French actors used to speak decades ago.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 17:55

P.S.: A good thing about Latin is nobody can prove your pronunciation is incorrect :) While there are two main accepted "accents" (a central-western European & Italian), they are both a kind of artificial anyway. Nevertheless the pronunciation is very easy - for a European, not for a Japanese :) I would not call French phonetics very difficult, on the other hand, as a fellow mentioned above, try and understand nowadays youngsters in Paris - this language has almost nothing in common with what French actors used to speak decades ago.

That's true about Latin. More difficult is that it has been recorded by contemporaries that there were indeed differences in the Roman Empire itself. The upper classes spoke other Latin than the lower classes. And each province of the empire had at least one of its own accents. Some things just never change.
 



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 20:59

I once heard English described as the result of Norman men-at-arms trying to make dates with Saxon barmaids, and no more legitimate than any of the other results.

:lticaptd:

And I once saw it described (don't remember the precise phrase) as something like "mugging other languages in back alleys...".  But I like your description -- it's funnier....

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 21:43

 

Wot? I like to sit hear when I brush my hare. When I'm dun I putt the brush in her bin. :D

Why would you put the brush in Herbin?  It's fountain pen ink.

 

English is a language that not only borrows from other languages, it mugs them in dark alleys and rummages in their pockets for loose grammar. 



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:47

Many use the inks for painting, for example watercolor paintings.



#55 inkstainedruth

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:52

Why would you put the brush in Herbin?  It's fountain pen ink.

 

English is a language that not only borrows from other languages, it mugs them in dark alleys and rummages in their pockets for loose grammar. 

 

:lticaptd:

Thanks in particular for the second bit -- that was the quote I was trying to remember earlier.

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 00:19

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The proper English of Harvard , of my youth,as we city kids were told





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