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Learning Other Languages
« on: July 03, 2008, 02:39:43 PM »

I am taking Japanese in summer school. My...parental units slightly disapprove of it ("you're not Japanese"), probably for political reasons. But isn't that the point of learning a "foreign" language? Trying something new?

Well, it would have been more practical to learn Spanish, but I opted out because practically every high school teaches it.

My high school only has French and Spanish. I took French I and will take French II next year. Any thoughts on this selection? My old one had Chinese, Italian, Korean, & Japanese on top of that. Maybe they had a German class but I'm not sure. My parents would have wanted me to take the Chinese class, but I'm a "native speaker" on the records and wanted the foreign language credit.

Then I learned that in France, children learn english from an early age. Shucks. Then I'm behind in multilingualism.

Discuss: Your opinion of teaching languages other than the one most accepted in your country to underage students, and why people learn what they do.

Oh, and those schoolboy Spanish/French threads.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 02:44:15 PM »

You should've called this the LOL thread. :D

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 02:45:28 PM »

You should've called this the LOL thread. :D

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sh!rt, what now?
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 08:11:23 PM »

I was supposed to learn german but ... i am too fucking lazy  :) i knew this girl, this hot girl who talked camboyan and damn it was a hard language to learn, she said she had been studing it for almost 3 years and that she talks like a little kid.

I donĀ“t know how hard would japanese be but good luck.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 08:56:23 AM »

Well, my opinion is obviously going to be pretty biased. I live in Belgium, and we have 3 official languages.
The only one I speak fluently is dutch though. I only know a tiny bit of french and german.
Language fascinates me though. That's why I want to get better at writing and speaking both french and german, and then I'd like to learn another one (possibly spanish).
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 09:05:07 AM »

As a native Englishman, I am naturally bi lingual and can communicate with any nationality..... I speak english, and I speak
L O U D E R     S L O W E R    E N G L I S H !
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 10:35:20 AM »

^HA - HA - HA

and now in Dutch

^HI - HI - HI
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 10:42:23 AM »

Nono, we do hihihi AND hahaha!
Hows THAT for multilingual?
Proof: kiddie song.

Ik zag twee beren
Broodjes smeren.
O, dat was een wonder!
't Was een wonder boven wonder,
Dat die beren smeren konden.
Hihihi, hahaha,
Ik stond erbij en ik keek ernaar.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 11:14:07 AM »

Ik zag twee beren

My ladycake is dry & barren

Broodjes smeren.

I need some boystuff smearing

O, dat was een wonder!

OOOh, what is that I wonder?

't Was een wonder boven wonder,

Is that a gun in your pocket, I wonder!

Dat die beren smeren konden.

The salty rain falls upon my desert!

Hihihi, hahaha,

hahaha, hahaha

Ik stond erbij en ik keek ernaar

I stand here ecstatically happy!

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 11:29:27 AM »

Kenny Wisdom, cunning linguist...
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 05:56:42 PM »

Ik zag twee beren

My ladycake is dry & barren

Broodjes smeren.

I need some boystuff smearing

O, dat was een wonder!

OOOh, what is that I wonder?

't Was een wonder boven wonder,

Is that a gun in your pocket, I wonder!

Dat die beren smeren konden.

The salty rain falls upon my desert!

Hihihi, hahaha,

hahaha, hahaha

Ik stond erbij en ik keek ernaar

I stand here ecstatically happy!

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 06:35:07 PM »

I wish kids (in the US) learned languages in elementary school instead of history. Any history they teach you, you have to re-learn in high school because it's mostly lies and bullcrap. =)
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 08:48:43 PM »

I still desire to learn american sign language
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2008, 08:56:27 PM »

^HA - HA - HA

and now in Dutch

^HI - HI - HI


Spanish:

JA - JA - JA
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2008, 06:06:17 AM »

Well, my opinion is obviously going to be pretty biased. I live in Belgium, and we have 3 official languages.
The only one I speak fluently is dutch though. I only know a tiny bit of french and german.
Language fascinates me though. That's why I want to get better at writing and speaking both french and german, and then I'd like to learn another one (possibly spanish).

You can settle this for me. Why do you guys say septante (the logical choice, given the rest of the numbers) instead of soixante-dix? Way back when we were learning numbers, (for that matter, way back when I was still a student) my professor told us in Belgium they say septante, but couldn't tell us why.

Personally, it'd make more sense if it went dix vingt trente quarante cinquante soixante septante huitante neuftante (or neufante) cent. But then again, I'm mildly drunk, so just ignore that.
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