The best way to understand English
Is to realize it’s not about meaning of words
English is grunts.
Think of all the vowel sounds,
and some of the consonant ones like S and TH
and there are more than one sound per letter on vowels
has what we call long and short — germans have umlats
the meaning or “grunt” is the actual meaning of the word
so when someone says, “that SUCKS!” they aren’t saying it pulls on something
they are using the vowel sound of UGH … yuck ….putz …stuck … muck
duck? maybe too much duck poop at one point
so English has meaning that is not randomly assigned to the terms,
but gains much of meaning through use, or the grunt factor
we grunt “Aye!” in agreement ……… Aye Aye!!! comes with a yes meaning for that sound
bye sigh why my die lie ……… they are all absolutes
I know it’s hard to accept, and I’ve never before heard anyone state this,
but English at its foundation is grunting at each other.
RRRRRRR sound … is an anger sound.
Our use of language, is why I don’t find the “coming from apes”
part of evolution very implausible
because we grunt like apes at each other, in English
and you know, how some people speak, and it just rubs you the wrong way?
that’s because some of their grunts are inverted, probably due to location
or exposure to a cultural change of some kind
so i ended that last line with “i” …….. it means: YES!
dum de dum in the WH ends his tweets with “Sad!”
the sort of short E sound …… what is that in grunts?
“THERE!!!! THERE!!! or in spanish — ESTA!!!
that one …………….. pointing out a problem
you have to respond, yes, get them … or no, that’s not it.
so it’s complex … but it’s not
English is just a language that developed WITH the inbuilt grunts of meaning, not despite of it.
Short “I” — the small-range yuck sound.
Why this information is handy ……. is because the most important part of poetry is always the close.
the last thing said before expecting response.
what KIND of grunt you use at the ending — effects the selection of response
Hissing noise ……. the “S” sound … spitting — anger
it’s not hard
But it becomes so incredibly insane in the outcomes, with expectations for response …that
you cannot imitate american english, no matter how well you use it
there is no way for a foreign person to process the grunts fast enough
to realize the correct grunt reply — or to understand how those cliches
match geographic and timelines
therefore …….. i’m calling it a day
“hey — long A — eyyyy” means “let it be so”
“oh … yo… mow … go” means “now i see”
there is an underlying code of language
the grunts of meaning
made so that you can say something ……
can say whatever …. and that’s not what you really mean
“E … long E …. eeeeee … tree … bee … me” means THIS THIS –here here — or food here
which considering we made the self designation as ME … is a little disturbing 🙂
i’m not sure how i know the grunting sounds ………. might be from watching too much tarzan
which would make it a self-fulfilling prophecy kind of observation, but for one thing:
when i worked at the hospital
and a patient lost their speaking ability due to a stroke
they could still grunt
and i could interpret the grunts
i was the only one that could
but they were there
the foundation of meaning hardwired into the brain
think about it
(short “I” sound means ….)
this is what is meant by phonetics, btw
how sound and meaning have a connection beyond singular designations of meaning for terms
there is a collective meaning
according to the grunts
“U … uh … dumb … plumb” means the punch to gut or the belch
then when you get into the higher language, of better literature … the grunts disappear.
in some sense, it’s more complicated without the grunt running through it. as a separate code.
you must have the actual meanings memorized in a usable format with a foundation of several hundred working terms
but in some ways … in some ways … the use of direct-term meaning (minus grunts) is boring
is LESS complex — and there that is why it puts you to sleep
that is why some teachers put you to sleep
and some wake you up and become invigorating to hear
it’s why there are degrees of what is and is not interesting
and it’s why …. it’s why ………. language and English can be far more intriguing than math
think about it
life is too short
“Or … more … sore … bore” means “of course” or “certainly”
and don’t tell me this is crazy
or even think this is crazy ……. i’ve thought about this a long time
where i could understand her when no one else could?
i was a young woman preggers with my daughter ……
preggers = pregnant ………. why preggers? why indeed
“A … short A ” means “THERE! THERE!” and “RRRRR … RRRR…” means what? Anger
in changing the word pregnant to the word preggers — it went from excitement to upset
and that, my friends — is how english is built and grows
it’s how we work the code
and how the various layers create almost a live creature
stretching and moving and becoming a mirror image
of the people it occupies
Peace … Love … and Mock and Dole 🙂 (AHHHH OHHHHH …. uh oh –you’re in trouble) that’s a duel-grunt. we have those, too