Which language has the most complicated grammar? by QuestionGuy August 19, 2021, 5:35 pm Which language has the most complicated grammar? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMeComplicatedGrammarlanguageQuestion and Answer See more Previous article TIL Producer Joel Silver desperately wanted to hire Yuen Wo-Ping to choreograph fight scenes for ‘The Matrix’, but Ping wanted 6 mo. of training with the stunt performers before filming – an absolutely unheard of demand. Silver eventually gave in and the fight scenes became legendary. Next article TIL that since the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin had pornographic scenes, Romany Malco pleaded the director to cut his scenes. He was worried about the reaction of his mom who was an ordained minister. He later found out his mom ended up taking all of her church friends to see it, multiple times. 22 Comments Leave a Reply I’ll mention first the languages that I know/have studied: out of Slavic language families, Serbian amd Russian have a fuckload of grammatical elements (declinations, condjugations etc.) which can be tough even for the native speakers. Of what I know of German, I detest its grammar. Mandarin Chinese, or putonghua to be more precise, has a lot less grammar compared to ones mentioned above and I found it a lot easier than some. From friends I know who also study languages, I think Finnish grammar is the toughest, North Baltic countries that is. Log in to Reply Navajo and other Native American languages are famous for the complexity of their grammar and the difficulty of learning how to speak it. Log in to Reply I heard some linguist saying Tagalog is hard grammar wise due to the Austronesian Alignment, the enormous amount of prefixes (compared to other standardized Malay languages) and its flexibility to Code Switch with english, the four voices that is not readily translatable to English and lastly the VSO sentence structure of it. Tagalog vocab is easy though if you know a bit of malay and english. Log in to Reply Mandarin was the hardest to learn because of the tones and characters, but not because of the grammar. The grammar itself was quite simple in comparison to Latin and Germanic languages. Log in to Reply I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. English has the simplest grammar of them and it’s not even my native language! Log in to Reply Russian. I know what I’m saying. what happens in English lessons in English speaking countries? Do you learn grammar. In russian schools you learn russian grammar for 9 years and then learning to write essays for 2 years. 85% of adults in Russia cannot write 10 sentences from literary text without mistakes. But Russian language gives us so many beautiful literature. Even writers from tajikistan, kazahstan, turkmenistan, georgia, belarus and ukrain( now there are problems) write on russian because this language is just better Log in to Reply Maybe Japanese Log in to Reply Swiss german. It’s based on german, but it has some big differences. There are countless dialects and many influences from French. The pronunciation also sucks, or so my American friend says. And to top it all off, there is no correct way to write it down. Not that it’s just a spoken language, we swiss just never could agree on a standard grammar. Log in to Reply I’m sure this has been mentioned already but I always hear how non-English speakers just find English so fucking confusing and even moreso when you include slang, idioms, dialects, local lingo, etc. Meanwhile, while it’s only mildly difficult to learn a different language for English speakers, we are generally able to pick up slang and express ourselves idiomatically in other languages. Log in to Reply German. Cases and genders plus up to twelve articles make for some embarrassing mistakes trying to learn that language. Log in to Reply Latin Log in to Reply Slovene is not the easiest language to grasp for non-Slavic speakers. It’s grammatically complex, with an annoying number of ‘cases’ (sklon) which mean that you have to constantly modify the endings of words depending on the context of the sentence Log in to Reply Arabic and all Arabic related languages Log in to Reply Brotishian Log in to Reply German and polish Log in to Reply Arabic Log in to Reply Welsh Log in to Reply When an English-speaker doesn’t understand something, sometimes he or she will say “it’s all Greek to me!” But someone who speaks Greek will say “it’s Chinese to me!” Croatian will use Spanish, Finnish will use Hebrew… Someone actually collected all of these idioms, of which languages think other languages are hard. And plotted them in a flowchart. In the end, all arrows point to Chinese (which points to “Heavenly Script,” a mythological language). [Check this shit out y’all](https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1024) Log in to Reply We had German class at school, the grammar was awful, not only having to keep in mind what gender nouns are, but also what part of a sentence they are in and a whole lot of other stuff. It was awful. English Grammar is so much easier to learn in my opinion. German might be somewhat similar to Dutch (my main language), but I had a very hard time trying to learn it. Log in to Reply Either English or Japanese Log in to Reply Mandarin Log in to Reply English Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.