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Re: Linux on PS/2?

 Eric Chadbourne wrote: 
>> English is badly made.  It seems unnecessarily complicated.   
>> After one year of Spanish I could pretty much read and write. 
>>  Try that with English. 
> I just told my Russian speaking coworker that I thought English to be 
> difficult and he laughed at me.  So I looked online for a simple 
> comparison of language complexity and didn't find anything.  Anybody 
> know where I can get more info?  Thanks, Eric. 

I think all languages are equally complex, it's just that their 
complexity appears in different areas.  English, for example, doesn't 
have the complicated verb and noun forms that you see in Russian or 
Hebrew, but it has a very large vocabulary and it does weird things with 
modal verbs. 

If you're talking about complexity from a native English speaker's point 
of view, the DOD has four categories for languages based on how 
difficult they are; the higher the category, the longer it takes for a 
student to become fluent.  E.g., Spanish is Category I, German is 
Category II, Russian is Category III, and Arabic is Category IV. 

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