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Well, the Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) is quite simple. No gender in third person singular. For plurality, all you have to do is repeat the word, so instead of pencils, you say pencil-pencil. Oh, and no Q and X. Indonesian has no native word that uses those letters.
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@zeytoun: yes and no. Ask anyone who has learned multiple languages and you'll hear how some languages are "easier" to learn than others.

Some languages are hard to learn because of complex (or irregular) grammatical rules (like English). Others are hard because of complex pronunciation (like Chinese).

On the flip side, I wonder what is the easiest language in the world?
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From the article: Not all meerkats in a clan are allowed to mate. There is in meerkat society an alpha pair. These are the dominant male and female and they absolutely retain the right to mate and produce young. Any females found to be pregnant may be evicted. Even if this does not happen then once the pups are born the alpha female will usually kill them as soon as possible, even if the pups are related to them in some way.

Now that's hard core ... and welcome back, taliesyn30!
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I've always thought that high school should start at 11 and end at 7pm. That would've made me so much happier!

@zook: nothing kills creativity faster than homework. I was so much more productive in the US education system rather than an Asian one, which emphasized rote memorization above everything else.
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From the article: Weinberg and his men proved the efficacy of thorium reactors in hundreds of tests at Oak Ridge from the ’50s through the early ’70s. But thorium hit a dead end. Locked in a struggle with a nuclear- armed Soviet Union, the US government in the ’60s chose to build uranium-fueled reactors — in part because they produce plutonium that can be refined into weapons-grade material.

Wow - that's the military industrial complex at work, folks.
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