Ludwig (trailingvortex) wrote in linguaphiles,
Ludwig
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Sexy Hebrew

So I started trying to learn Hebrew. To my astonishment and delight, it turned out to be grammatically very regular and simple. Huzzah!

Then the sex hit me. Everything (except, as far as I can tell, adverbs) declines by sex, and sometimes the words are completely different (i.e. "give me" is "nili" when talking to a woman and "tenli" when talking to a man). The relentless sexing almost overwhelmed me. O_O
I beg anyone who speaks Hebrew to tell me: do I have any other nasty surprises lying in wait to ambush me?

And do all languages find a way to make themselves difficult? Is that why Esperanto was invented? Because all of the hundreds of extant tongues have some unnecessary complication about them?
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