My native language, Portuguese, has a cool feature that English doesn't have. The word "ai" pronounced ah-ee means "there where you are". It pretty much can only be used in conversation. I like it because, unlike "there", it is completely unambiguous. Another cool feature: days of the week are just numbers. Monday is 2nd, Tuesday is 3rd, ... Friday is 6th.
Which complicates things for foreigners, figuring out the difference between ai, ali, and la ...
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Ai (with an accent '): there, but on that place where you are. Ali: there, but over there where none of us are. La (again, with an accent '): Over there, but somewhere further, distant. The all convey placement, but with increasing scope in distance.
Good explanation!
Very true! That's actually how I noticed the feature. My wife often gets "ai" and "la" mixed up.