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    #1

    .. where seldom is heard....

    "Home, home, on the range,

    Where the deer and the antelope play,

    Where seldom is heard

    A discouraging word,

    And the skies are not cloudy all day."


    I don't really understand the red sentence.

    What does it mean?



    Thank you.
    Last edited by wotcha; 25-Mar-2012 at 19:15.

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    #2

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    "Home, home, on the range,

    Where the deer and the antelope play,

    Where seldom is heard

    A discouraging word,

    Ant the skies are not cloudy all day."


    I don't really understand the red sentence.

    What does it mean?



    Thank you.
    It means that you don't hear a discouraging word very often. A discouraging word is seldom heard. Is it the word order that confused you?

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    #3

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    Yes. ㅠㅜ. I'm pretty much confused with inversion nowadays. ㅠㅜ.

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    #4

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Yes. ㅠㅜ. I'm pretty much confused with inversion nowadays. ㅠㅜ.
    What on earth do the weird symbols I've marked in red mean?! Is there a problem with your keyboard?

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    #5

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    No. They are Korean scripts which look like tears. They are kind of equivalence to T T.

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    #6

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    No. They are Korean scripts which look like tears. They are kind of equivalence to T T.
    So you meant to put "T T" there in English? If so, why? If you wanted to put tears to show that you are sad that you are confused by inversion, you would be better off with (the smiley for "cry"). The smileys on here are international and can be easily recognised. Please avoid putting foreign language symbols and scripts here - it may confuse beginners who stumble across this thread and think that it's correct written English. Thanks.
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    #7

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    I see. I will keep that in mind.

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    #8

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Yes. ㅠㅜ. I'm pretty much confused with inversion nowadays. ㅠㅜ.
    Songs can take all sorts of liberties with things like word order, so they're not a particularly reliable source of natural language- their main aim is to fit the tune.

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    #9

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    Thank you so much

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    #10

    Re: .. where seldom is heard....

    I'm not a techer, but I'm happy that there's lots of other fellow Koreans here asking questions like I do.
    I could understand "T T" when I first saw it, and that's a symbol used mostly by young Koreans, anyway, Good Luck! wotcha, and you can get as much as you would here as they are all awesome teachers!!!

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