Poor, many words are missing that exist in most other European languages. Using English every day builds frustration in a foreign speaker... It is hard to express what you want to say without it sounding terribly plain and simplified. For some reason, people who only speak English and have never learned other languages claim it has "the richest vocabulary." It is true that there are many words that describe physical objects, but in terms of abstract concepts it is simply poor. And in terms of verbs -- simplistic. It is a pity we have to use it.
The most counterintuitive language in the history of man. It has so many confusing rules, with just as many exceptions to those rules. Words have multiple definitions, which adds to the chaos. Two words may sound exactly the same, but will have to different spellings and definitions, like "flew" and "flu." It's the most difficult language to learn. Even Americans, many whom speak English as their primary language, butcher the hell out of it.
Poor, many words are missing that exist in most other European languages. Using English every day builds frustration in a foreign speaker... It is hard to express what you want to say without it sounding terribly plain and simplified. For some reason, people who only speak English and have never learned other languages claim it has "the richest vocabulary." It is true that there are many words that describe physical objects, but in terms of abstract concepts it is poor.
I tend to speak more in British English for humorous purposes, but sometimes I truly wish that I could speak it all the time. The rather unusual pronunciation of the A's and the R's, I don't mind, but if someone says "ain't" or "y'all" one more time, I'm leaving the country.
Poor, many words are missing that exist in most other European languages. Using English every day builds frustration in a foreign speaker... It is hard to express what you want to say without it sounding terribly plain and simplified. It is sad that English speakers who never learned another language keep on claiming it has "the richest vocabulary" -- totally not true. There may be many words that describe various kinds of material objects, on the abstract side the language is just poor.
The language is definitely deteriorating a lot faster in the United States than anywhere else. Not to mention a lot of Americans thinking that it's okay to swear every two milliseconds. - Randomwaffle23
I too am an American, and I'm extremely disappointed in my fellow countrymen. I don't like this whole n*****-speak going on in today's youth (I'm 19 by the way). People value stupidity in this country over intelligence. This country is on a one way track to oblivion. - deadgrass27
What you mean me don't know no english I know plenty of this language of which I try and speak - 7beach77
Proper British English sounds poetic, intelligent, almost musical. Americans butcher the language to bits. Especially gargling rednecks that sound a cross between a twangy guitar and Walt Disney's Goofy. Also, Valley Girl/Surfer and "Homeboy" Spanglish sound ignorant.
Worse than American English is only American English spoken by non native Americans (Asians etc. ), especially if accompanied by American body language. Actually American sounds like a combination of set phrases and not an expression of creative and original thought.
I find English quite beautiful, I think most Americans are just loud and they lean into gross nasally sounds sometimes. British English I daresay is softer (I'm Canadian, and we speak about the same as they do in Ohio or Pennsylvania)
American English also known as "Bastard English". Does not need any more explanation at all. If you disagree, then you may not know American English at all. YO!
It sounds like someone's been sick. I can't listen to it, if I hear it on the tellie, I'll turn is off, or change channel to the BBC. I think it's the worst language in the world. Those Americans really can't speak English. Bloody Awful, it should be banned.
We cannot even speak correctly and we wonder why everyone has a difficult time learning the language with all of our slang and enunciation problems.
Specifically, southern American accent. Why do they have to say "God Damn" and use double negatives all the time?
I dislike this heavy accent of english (dunno if it is only a local dialect in the US) and in comparison to British English it sounds as if they are always eating chewing gum.
I don't hate America or anything, but sometimes the accents are just plain awful...
This is just lazy speech. Finish the ends of your words properly! A 't' is not pronounced the same as a 'd'. 'Like' and 'so' should not appear in every sentence. People get 'burgled' not burglarized' Sort it out!
I've noted that if you are not a native speaker, then its really hard to pronounce in American English.
Use our proper English English! We really don't mind if you do! Why ruin a perfectly good language!
There is no fluidity and each word is so separate, one can barely connect the first word of a sentence to the last.
Dialects from places like New Jersey, California, and the Southern states are pretty awful. Aside from that it's not as bad as people make it out to be, though.
ha its pretty sad but a lot of americans can't even speak their own language - Okami
They pronounce thier words weirdly, australian english is the best. - dragon13304
It's stupid it makes no sense why do the rules always change.