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Faz d. Hoo

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From a linguistic standpoint, it is fascinating.

Romance and Germanic languages don't do nuance well. Somewhere along the way, we Anglophones developed these speech patterns as a way to add a little oomph to what we are saying. It wouldn't be appropriate to say them more loudly and there really isn't a more efficient way to do this. Conversely, speech patterns like "like" emerged to reduce the impact of what we are saying. I believe this is all linguistically valid but I also think it behooves us to be mindful not to overdo it.

(In response to this post by RC67)

Posted: 05/18/2021 at 1:20PM


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  From a linguistic standpoint, it is fascinating. -- Faz d. Hoo 05/18/2021 1:20PM
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