Tuesday 20 May 2008

English Grammar is Easy (like German?)

Lilia has started to use a couple of interesting constructions of phrases in German lately and it took me some time to figure out why: she uses English grammar!

My guess is that she does that when she is unsure how to build a sentence in German.

She seems to have understood English grammar fairly well, and since German grammar is far more complicated, she hasn't quite understood it so far. Her assumption that German and English are somehow similar (I mentioned that before) means that she just resorts to saying it the English way.

I think that's cool.

It surely means that she is resourceful and intelligent, and that she uses language in a creative way. I like that.

I'm looking forward to seeing how our next trip to Germany will change things...

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