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    Who else finds the concept strange? It's normal for me I guess because I'm English but for people who English is a second language for, is it weird to you?
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    you can probably say that about any language features, like did you know in vietnamese a word can have so many different meanings just by changing the diacritics/accents?
    hai - 2
    hại - harm
    hái - harvest
    hài - comedy
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    I don't think it's that weird
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    you can probably say that about any language features, like did you know in vietnamese a word can have so many different meanings just by changing the diacritics/accents?
    hai - 2
    hại - harm
    hái - harvest
    hài - comedy
    What about håi, hâi, and häi?
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    you can probably say that about any language features, like did you know in vietnamese a word can have so many different meanings just by changing the diacritics/accents?
    hai - 2
    hại - harm
    hái - harvest
    hài - comedy
    Hai-ai-ai
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    What about håi, hâi, and häi?
    i've only known håi as a name and the other two dont mean anything as far as my vocabs go :P
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i've only known håi as a name and the other two dont mean anything as far as my vocabs go :P
    Okay, just curious.
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    Apostrophes are used to show the difference between singular and plural possession or to denote a space where there are missing letters. Lots of languages have punctuation symbols in them, so I don't see why the English language should be any different.
 
 
 
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