Jul 25, 2006, 10:11 PM
Post #27 of 29
Warning: all this post is a digression from the topic!
Wow, you are generous Irish: whole 25 words per sentence could still be appropriate??? That seems a lot more than my English teacher allowed. She never tired of demanding that I split my usual "English" sentence into no less than 4 sentences, so that may be one of them could actually resemble an English sentence.
And she came just after my German teacher, who demanded that I trippled the length of my "German sentence", so it might sound like proper German sentence. ( Why, for example, say, "sag mir" / tell me/ when a lot more German would be "wollen sie vielleicht so nett sein und mir, bitte, sagen..." / would you, perhaps, like to be so nice, and tell me, please.../ lol).
What they both had in common was that they demanded a certain structure in sentences, while they both came after my Polish teacher, who insisted that I do not exaggerate with structuring the language, because it limits free expression and Polish grammar allows for freespeaking. Lol. I liked that teacher the most (maybe because she was my mother) and forever decided to keep my free, Polish spin on German and English and any other language - though, truth be told, my Latin teacher was a real disciplinarian, so I dont quite remember ever allowing myself too much Polish freedom in my Latin.
But back to my "English": bear with me? Please? I'll be forever grateful ;-)
Vivere non est necesse, navigare necesse est!
(This post was edited by MariaLund on Jul 25, 2006, 10:18 PM)