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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 12:32 PM
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72. Why Indians would find english hard?
Hindi (I beleive the most common spoken language) is a non-Indo-European language. English is Indo-European. Like Chinese it has different grammer structure etc. That is why it is hard.

Spanish is an Indo-European language and is thus easier to learn.

BUT, it is also my understanding that Sansrit, the priestly language, is an Indo-European language.

Folks, please feel free to correct me because I am not at all sure that any or all of this is correct.
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  -The caste system in India NNN0LHI  Jan-03-05 06:16 AM   #0 
  - Thanks Nnnholhi.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-03-05 06:23 AM   #1 
  - Your welcome. If you know is the caste system based solely on...  NNN0LHI   Jan-03-05 06:32 AM   #2 
  - Maybe an Indian DUer can clear this up, but I'll share what I know.  theorist   Jan-03-05 06:42 AM   #3 
  - I learned it was on your birth record.  izzie   Jan-03-05 06:47 AM   #5 
  - Caste is based on one's physical heritage.  MXMLLN   Jan-03-05 08:30 AM   #13 
  - OK, one big thing to consider...  manic expression   Jan-04-05 08:55 PM   #48 
  - dude...  2plus2   Jan-06-05 04:58 PM   #135 
  - I don't know if color is an issue in India. But I do know education is.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-04-05 07:33 AM   #26 
  - Heritage, ethnicity, religion, etc, etc, etc.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:22 PM   #99 
     - Wow what a rude answer to a great DUer  Must_B_Free   Jan-05-05 10:42 PM   #120 
        - Don't worry about it Must_B_Free. It takes all kinds  NNN0LHI   Jan-06-05 06:11 AM   #122 
  - That is not the caste system, per se but the pervasive lack of  KlatooBNikto   Jan-03-05 06:46 AM   #4 
  - And all muslims are uncivilized  LynnTheDem   Jan-03-05 07:55 AM   #8 
  - Thanks for saying that Lynn  burythehatchet   Jan-03-05 09:40 AM   #19 
  - You have missed the gist of my posts by a mile.  KlatooBNikto   Jan-03-05 11:17 AM   #21 
  - Well, I'm glad to live in the perfect society!  Bridget Burke   Jan-03-05 08:20 AM   #11 
  - That's a pretty ridiculous post  fujiyama   Jan-03-05 08:55 AM   #17 
  - I don't know what Indians you're talking to  fujiyama   Jan-03-05 06:55 AM   #6 
  - yes, it doesn't have to do with caste but mostly about money  JI7   Jan-03-05 07:11 AM   #7 
  - How they know...  JackintheGreen   Jan-03-05 08:10 AM   #9 
     - Yeah you have a pretty good idea  fujiyama   Jan-03-05 08:48 AM   #16 
     - Pretty close to my understanding of it.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:25 PM   #100 
     - that's true..  2plus2   Jan-06-05 05:08 PM   #136 
  - More redneck than redneck? Oh the irony.  Democracy Died 2004   Jan-03-05 08:14 AM   #10 
  - I have an Indian student.  LWolf   Jan-03-05 08:29 AM   #12 
  - My doctor is Indian  NNN0LHI   Jan-03-05 08:44 AM   #14 
  - thanks for that story  burythehatchet   Jan-03-05 09:44 AM   #20 
  - You say that as if it's impossible to find an American black or hispanic  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-04-05 07:44 AM   #27 
     - Actually, I do NOT say that "as if it's impossible"  LWolf   Jan-04-05 08:29 AM   #30 
        - "Indians that I've encountered" is not broad-brush. It specifically  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-04-05 10:08 AM   #31 
           - I'm Indian. And you've encountered me.  MsTryska   Jan-04-05 10:38 AM   #32 
           - You're kidding, right?  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-04-05 06:03 PM   #39 
              - You seem to harbor some racist tendancies  fujiyama   Jan-04-05 09:44 PM   #51 
              - I would never impose my beliefs on anyone else. I'm just expressing  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-05-05 09:08 AM   #62 
              - I know I specifically believe  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 08:48 AM   #57 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 11:59 AM   #67 
                 - You've got issues and  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 12:05 PM   #68 
                 - If you were right, the south wouldn't have gone for Bush.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-05-05 05:08 PM   #96 
                 - Substitute "African American" for "your race" in your post ,  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:32 PM   #102 
                    - I hope I will be able to word this in a way that the moderators accept.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-06-05 08:15 AM   #124 
                       - Perhaps you should start from a place beyond stereotyping.  blondeatlast   Jan-06-05 03:58 PM   #131 
                          - We will agree to disagree.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-06-05 04:40 PM   #132 
              - Why Indians would find english hard?  AngryAmish   Jan-05-05 12:32 PM   #72 
                 - yes - Sanskrit is the mother of the Indo-European languages  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 12:51 PM   #75 
                 - English is difficult for Spanish speakers because Spanish has a  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-05-05 05:14 PM   #97 
                 - so we should not conduct business in English because it's a difficult  MsTryska   Jan-06-05 08:34 AM   #125 
                    - Now it's you that are stereotyping.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-06-05 04:44 PM   #133 
                       - Good. Because saying it is impossible,  MsTryska   Jan-07-05 08:07 AM   #139 
                          - That's what you call a straw man argument.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-07-05 08:24 AM   #140 
                             - then what exactly are you arguing?  MsTryska   Jan-07-05 08:41 AM   #141 
                                - No. That's not what I said at all.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-07-05 10:56 AM   #142 
                                   - to quote you from post #98  MsTryska   Jan-07-05 11:03 AM   #143 
                                      - To quote Spangle from the Florida forum:  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-07-05 04:58 PM   #144 
                 - Sanskrit is the mother of the Indic branch of the Indo-European family.  ZombieNixon   Jan-05-05 06:32 PM   #112 
                    - I think you know much more than I on this topic  AngryAmish   Jan-05-05 08:19 PM   #115 
                 - Hindi is Indo-European.  ZombieNixon   Jan-05-05 06:36 PM   #113 
                 - This post was unnecessary  bloodyjack   Jan-05-05 10:10 PM   #117 
           - May I be the first to complement you on your skill  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:29 PM   #101 
  - I work with many Indians, and that's not my experience  orangepeel68   Jan-03-05 11:36 AM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-04-05 07:52 AM   #28 
     - you are so right,,,the 3 indians you know are exactly the  lionesspriyanka   Jan-04-05 10:42 AM   #33 
     - Three? There were four, and apparently it was enough to upset  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-04-05 06:04 PM   #40 
     - being racist upsets progressives...its just who we are...  lionesspriyanka   Jan-04-05 06:19 PM   #41 
        - I don't recall saying that you did alert the moderator. And it wouldn't  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-05-05 09:05 AM   #61 
        - and apparantly racism towards indians comes from latinos as well  lionesspriyanka   Jan-05-05 12:15 PM   #70 
           - Never, never did I put it all together until I came on this newsgroup  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-05-05 05:16 PM   #98 
           - Would like to expand on that point:  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-05-05 07:49 PM   #114 
              - well since the moderators keep removing your posts  lionesspriyanka   Jan-06-05 10:10 AM   #126 
                 - Never said it was an Indian neighborhood.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-06-05 04:46 PM   #134 
        - Why, lioness, the utter NERVE of you.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:40 PM   #104 
           - i know...can you imagine that?  lionesspriyanka   Jan-06-05 10:14 AM   #127 
     - Thank you. My husband is South Asian, and he's the most respectful  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:37 PM   #103 
     - the best thing is to avoid "them"?  orangepeel68   Jan-04-05 11:29 AM   #37 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-04-05 06:22 PM   #42 
           - You obviously don't get it  fujiyama   Jan-04-05 09:57 PM   #52 
              - especially since they voted for a Party headed by a minority  JI7   Jan-04-05 11:28 PM   #53 
  - I've noticed that too  Magic Rat   Jan-03-05 11:40 AM   #23 
  - That's probably because  billyskank   Jan-03-05 11:58 AM   #25 
  - Perhaps it is because many Indians speak very correct English.  Bridget Burke   Jan-04-05 07:54 AM   #29 
  - My limited experience with Jews and other white people  fujiyama   Jan-04-05 02:33 PM   #38 
  - Not all of them, not by a long shot. I'm married to a Punjab.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:07 PM   #95 
  - those would be the rich Republican ones  IronLionZion   Jan-06-05 10:26 AM   #129 
  - The caste system is a working union classification  jmatthan   Jan-03-05 08:44 AM   #15 
  - the caste system works in india much like the race/class system works  lionesspriyanka   Jan-03-05 08:57 AM   #18 
  - The Caste System or Varnashram as it is properly known  billyskank   Jan-03-05 11:53 AM   #24 
  - Thank you  demwing   Jan-05-05 12:20 AM   #54 
  - You know one good thing i can say about the caste system?  MsTryska   Jan-04-05 10:42 AM   #34 
  - "bear in mind, i'm of indian descent"...  ChairOne   Jan-04-05 10:48 AM   #35 
  - What?  MsTryska   Jan-04-05 10:50 AM   #36 
  - If she's descended from Christians who had converted to escape  bloodyjack   Jan-05-05 12:32 AM   #55 
     - Thanks.  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 08:54 AM   #59 
  - What she really demonstrates is that  Must_B_Free   Jan-04-05 06:35 PM   #43 
     - And they'll also put out a pamphlet about....  ChairOne   Jan-04-05 06:54 PM   #45 
     - Israel/Palestine isn't the only bloody I/P hell in the world.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:52 PM   #105 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 08:57 AM   #60 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 11:14 AM   #63 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 11:55 AM   #65 
           - And defending one's lack of linguistic ability is the hallmark of what?  ChairOne   Jan-05-05 12:13 PM   #69 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 12:18 PM   #71 
                 - Wow - holy false alternatives batman!  ChairOne   Jan-05-05 12:45 PM   #73 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 12:48 PM   #74 
                    - lol - and what, pray tell, is falling back on post count a hallmark of?  ChairOne   Jan-05-05 01:27 PM   #76 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 01:57 PM   #81 
                 - Typing is a low-caste accomplishment.  Bridget Burke   Jan-05-05 02:08 PM   #82 
                    - You're acting quite the Ugly American right now.  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 02:21 PM   #83 
           - Very uncool to correct another's grammar on DU.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:55 PM   #106 
  - I have read that both sides have oppressed the other  Must_B_Free   Jan-04-05 06:50 PM   #44 
  - Indian DUer to the rescue!  ZombieNixon   Jan-04-05 07:26 PM   #46 
  - Thank you. My minimal recollection from high school was that it was...  NNN0LHI   Jan-04-05 08:18 PM   #47 
  - Keep in mind as well how textbooks reflected the world betyond our borders  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 06:00 PM   #108 
  - From what I know...  manic expression   Jan-04-05 09:05 PM   #49 
  - The "Aryan Invasion" is officially a "disputed theory"  ZombieNixon   Jan-04-05 09:37 PM   #50 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-05-05 10:36 PM   #118 
  - You don't need a system to tell you the color of someone's skin  demwing   Jan-05-05 12:34 AM   #56 
  - So--you're proposing an American caste system....  Bridget Burke   Jan-05-05 08:54 AM   #58 
  - I'm not "proposing" anything  demwing   Jan-05-05 11:27 AM   #64 
     - heh. Demwing....  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 11:59 AM   #66 
     - Namaste, Mataji  demwing   Jan-05-05 02:51 PM   #87 
        - Namaste!  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 02:55 PM   #88 
           - We probably made the error  demwing   Jan-05-05 03:07 PM   #90 
              - *lol*!  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 03:11 PM   #92 
     - Holy crap - you guys really *do* believe in BNW societies...  ChairOne   Jan-05-05 01:35 PM   #77 
        - Obviously, certain castes have less spelling "apptitude"!  Bridget Burke   Jan-05-05 01:39 PM   #78 
        - lol - I haven't gotten to use "sic" so much since...  ChairOne   Jan-05-05 01:45 PM   #80 
        - Which explains why you've used it incorrectly...  demwing   Jan-05-05 03:30 PM   #93 
        - Oh please, a spelling Nazi?  demwing   Jan-05-05 02:38 PM   #86 
        - No. You don't understand it  demwing   Jan-05-05 02:31 PM   #84 
           - as i've been saying in going back and forth with this one...  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 02:37 PM   #85 
           - I have no idea what I said to touch this off  demwing   Jan-05-05 03:00 PM   #89 
              - I know it.  MsTryska   Jan-05-05 03:09 PM   #91 
           - We do not have a caste system in the USA  Bridget Burke   Jan-06-05 07:27 AM   #123 
              - Lets take a step back before we go forward  demwing   Jan-06-05 11:02 AM   #130 
  - Skin color was the basis for Varna  Must_B_Free   Jan-05-05 10:38 PM   #119 
     - Etymology of "Varnish"  demwing   Jan-06-05 12:39 AM   #121 
        - Do you know what vernix is?  Must_B_Free   Jan-06-05 05:28 PM   #137 
           - Yep  demwing   Jan-06-05 06:43 PM   #138 
  - the holier than thou attitude to the caste system is amusing  lionesspriyanka   Jan-05-05 01:40 PM   #79 
  - And far less understood.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 06:04 PM   #109 
  - Pity we couldn't have had your wisdom earlier, but thanks for offering it.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 05:58 PM   #107 
  - Re : The caste system in India  gorky   Jan-05-05 05:04 PM   #94 
  - Welcome to DU, and I hope everyone will read your excellent links.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 06:11 PM   #110 
  - DUers, the RW media doesn't exist solely in the US.  blondeatlast   Jan-05-05 06:13 PM   #111 
  - OK I didn't read the article but I read an excellent article about  sistersofmercy   Jan-05-05 09:23 PM   #116 
  - The former president was an "untouchable"  IronLionZion   Jan-06-05 10:19 AM   #128 
  - As it happens, the Bollywood "event movie" of the season making rounds  pandorasox   Jan-07-05 05:18 PM   #145 
 

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