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- Subject: Re: Russian section of lua.org
- From: Nagaev Boris <bnagaev@...>
- Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:40:42 +0100
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:54 AM, Jorge <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 18/04/17 05:57, Martin wrote:
>> I think that if somebody was able to learn Lua he definitely is able
>> to learn English either.
> Uh, most certainly not.
> Newbies usually have great difficulty explaining their own doubts about
> programming. It's like explaining a mental process, but involving two
> languages: their native and the programming language. It's hard enough when
> they are confident in at least one of them. Also, frequently they feel
> intimidated by the possibility they're saying "something stupid". This is
> violently composed when they have to handle themselves in a third language.
> Having said that, I always have my students/colleagues name and comment
> everything in english, even if it is broken.
>From my experience, written English is much easier to understand than
spoken English. Fortunately all the manuals and other materials about
Lua are written. (And talks are done in English my ears parse easily.)