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Danish is an easy language

Reader comment on item: Let Refugees Remain in Their Own Culture Zones

Submitted by Douglas Ruby (Canada), Sep 25, 2013 at 16:35

One small linguistic correction - Danish is not a difficult language to learn. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the US Department of State classifies foreign languages in terms of how difficult they are to teach to aspiring diplomats. Danish is considered to be in the easy category (at least for English spreakers), as it has a very simple grammar.

That said, I agree with Mr Pipes premise about which countries are best suited to host the refugees. In fact, these same countries are helping create the refugee problem by arming one of the two unreasonable sides in this war.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Danish may be easy from an English-language base, as you note, but it is anything but easy from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu.

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