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Oops: that should of course be Yatsenyuk's problem. This quiet grabbing of two million people and a strategic location is clearly no laughing matter. It would be very wrong of me to report Yatsenyuk's explanation of why he's cut back his police force  - "Because we've no Crimea".

So I won't.

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For any of you who haven't been keeping up, here is Dianne's helpful analysis of Turchynov's little local problem.

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Happy birthday, Andreas... slipping in under the net...
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The joy of language. It appears that the Finns have more. Much more. No wonder they are so joyful.

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(Please don't take this terribly seriously?  As a resident of a particular country, I naturally take the subjective view that my own nation's language is best.  I also expect natives of other countries to feel the same about their own languages..  And all of us are right.)


This has always baffled me..  

A) In the earliest origins of language, we probably had the first noise made by infants "ma"..  Hence, mother, and so on...  
(perhaps best exemplified in Hindi-ish (proto-indo-european-ish) words for various elder female relatives, all of which seem to begin with "m"+<vowel>, and then finish with longer suffixes for more distant elder female relatives...)

Similarly, allegedly, Hercules lost his chum "Helas", and wandered around crying "(h)alas, (h)alas".

etc.  Words have quite basic origins, from usage...


C) And then, today, we have that most wonderful of languages, British English (this is the bit to not take terribly seriously?  Please?):
-  Nouns only have gender if the referred-to item actually has a gender, otherwise everything is neuter.  
- We've mostly given up declining nouns, because declension just isn't necessary for communication.
- Similarly, with conjugating verbs; only done where necessary..  (No more sentences ending with "werden sollen wuerden haetten" trainwrecks, unlike Deutsch...)
- Equally, articles..  "a", "an", "the", "that", "those"..  No article for "the thing that was visible a minute ago but just moved behind that tree so you can't see it any more"...  Articles also don't vary by gender, number, case, etc, or hardly so..


So, the thing that baffles me...  In between A) and C), what happened?

Why do almost all languages (that I know of, and may well be wrong about..) exist in state B): 
Which bunch of evil Machiavellian schemers invented all the rules, of arbitrarily gendered nouns, of declensions, of conjugations?  (Which we'll call "B)")
Who was it, which set of people/segment of societies, across so many languages/cultures, who had so much "too much time on their hands", that all they could do was make language really complicated and difficult?  
And, why did that happen across so many cultures, such that each Indo-European derived language (and others, of which I wot not so much) has its own set?

And, if anyone can identify them, please can they explain why?


Really, I can only think that Von Daniken was correct: the human race was, indeed, visited by Space Aliens, on a mission to cripple our development by forcing incomprehensible rules onto us, governing how we should communicate...



(Incidentally, to really start a flame-war:
Mr Sweden is mistaken (i.e. completely wrong..):
verbs are conjugated.  
Nouns are declined.  
In English: "Thank you ever so much for your kind offer.  However, if you don't mind too awfully, I'd prefer not to. That is to say, if it's all the same to you, I decline....") 
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What a very angry young man. It seems that all is not well in the capitalist paradise. ##fb
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USA left true capitalism at the begining of the 90s with the end of the private banks, USA is a fake true country, we all know their economy among other things is under control
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Sherlock will never be the same for me again...

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Very good standard Indian food, with a few dishes I hadn't seen elsewhere. Service was hilariously awful last time I ate in the restaurant. They may be getting their act together: I see lots of repeat business when I collect my takeaway. Price is at the top end of standard for an Indian.
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