Monday, May 15, 2006

The English Language

I am all for the correct pronunciation of Maori words, and the effort is made by many to do so - not only by television and radio broadcasters, but also by many educators!
As I understand it, there are certain letters in the English alphabet that are not used in the Maori language, and that is fine!
What I would like to know, is who is safeguarding the English language, and its correct pronounciation and useage?
Pronounce a Maori word incorrectly and expect to be informed of its correct pronounciation in double-quick time! Those of you with school-age children at home will have no doubt been reprimanded on occasion.
Well, this is my observation. It appears to be part of the overall dumbing-down of the population by the PC state brainwashing centres to also remove certain letters from the English language?
I write this after spending too much time lately listening to radio and TV broadcasters (who used to have certain language quality criteria, although not any more it would seem!)
What I would like to know is in the English language, where has the letter "T" gone?

You see, I don't live in Rodorua anymore, and I certainly don't have a compuder, otherwise I would write a ledder to the newspaper! If I had nineynine dollars nineynine I could get a subscription to the Bay of Pleny times, or perhaps some budder to put on my toast, but alas, no! It appears English has become another foreign language option at school?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not even being English my mother tongue I definitely agree with you...

7:30 pm  

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