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Old joke, but still funny. Reminds me of watching Young Frankenstein. :-)

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Re^5: PBP in German out of print - solutions?
by LanX (Cardinal) on Sep 14, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
    The joke will even get better after Brexit, since the UK was the only member which claimed English as official language.

    la prochaine! :)

    Cheers Rolf
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    PS: for completeness there are indeed some transformation rules for English <-> German, (consonant shifts) but applies only for at most 30% of vocabulary.

    like th <-> d and so on

        German preserves a lot of old grammar like 4 cases (think Latin) that English lost after the Norman conquest. (Try to read the beowulf saga to see what I mean)

        But it's more consistent with less exceptions than English and has simpler tenses.

        I heard linguists saying that learning perfect German is easier than perfect English.

        Unfortunately it's also mostly taught like Latin in school with endless grammar lessons.

        I spend much time learning Russian grammar and can sympathize how painful this can be.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!