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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2008, 01:24:55 PM »

russiancursing.com? Interesting.. =p

6 years of French so far and 4 years of Latin (which I'm not too sure really counts as "speaking" a language, more reading it), I'd love to move to a French-speaking country one day and just live the language. That's interesting about "septante" in Belgium, I'd never heard about that before but does seem much more logical.

Just started learning Russian this year and I'm loving the experience of a new language, it's been too long.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2008, 11:50:40 PM »

I think it's just one of those differences that's just there... like the many small differences between US and UK english.
90 is also called 'nonante' here, instead of... what? quatre-vingt-dix?
We do say 'quatre-vingts' though (but I think there are other countries where they say huitante, maybe in Switzerland?)



(keep in mind that I'm not a native speaker. I learned it in school.)
In Switzerland, it depends where exactly... It depends of the canton.
In the Genevois (around Geneva), they say septante, quatre-vingt, nonante.
Farther in the east (Valais, Neuchatel) they say septante, huitante, nonante.
And in seldom place, (herr... small Isolated villages in the mountains...) they even say septante, octante, nonante.
But in France, most people will get surprised if you say these words. Most french people don't even know them.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2008, 03:18:58 PM »

I think it's just one of those differences that's just there... like the many small differences between US and UK english.
90 is also called 'nonante' here, instead of... what? quatre-vingt-dix?
We do say 'quatre-vingts' though (but I think there are other countries where they say huitante, maybe in Switzerland?)



(keep in mind that I'm not a native speaker. I learned it in school.)
In Switzerland, it depends where exactly... It depends of the canton.
In the Genevois (around Geneva), they say septante, quatre-vingt, nonante.
Farther in the east (Valais, Neuchatel) they say septante, huitante, nonante.
And in seldom place, (herr... small Isolated villages in the mountains...) they even say septante, octante, nonante.
But in France, most people will get surprised if you say these words. Most french people don't even know them.

are you from switzerland??
do speak german?
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2008, 03:28:31 PM »

I think it's just one of those differences that's just there... like the many small differences between US and UK english.
90 is also called 'nonante' here, instead of... what? quatre-vingt-dix?
We do say 'quatre-vingts' though (but I think there are other countries where they say huitante, maybe in Switzerland?)



(keep in mind that I'm not a native speaker. I learned it in school.)
In Switzerland, it depends where exactly... It depends of the canton.
In the Genevois (around Geneva), they say septante, quatre-vingt, nonante.
Farther in the east (Valais, Neuchatel) they say septante, huitante, nonante.
And in seldom place, (herr... small Isolated villages in the mountains...) they even say septante, octante, nonante.
But in France, most people will get surprised if you say these words. Most french people don't even know them.

are you from switzerland??
do speak german?

I'm french, but I live just next to Geneva. So I often go to switzerland. Sometimes for work - I make extras as a roady. I recently worked for Celine Dion and Tokyo Hotel.... :-\ Errrr.... That makes money. ;D In some better times, I did The Pölice, too.
Well. Finally, I can't speak German.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2008, 02:36:41 PM »

i want to start studying ebonics.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2008, 02:55:03 PM »

i want to start studying ebonics.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2008, 07:18:36 AM »

thinking about it, i have learned (or tried to learn) a lot of languages  :uglystupid2:

french (for 8 years)
english (for 7 years)
latin (for 6 years)
spanish (for 2 years - but I can't really say anything in spanish)
chinese (for almost 4 years)
czech (for 3 months)
hungarian and sign language (for a weekend each)

and still, I feel like i can't even speak german well enough, sometimes
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2008, 12:19:30 PM »

my great-aunt and grandmother and aunts sort of taught me french since i was a baby... but i learnt how to write it at 9 or so years old.
and i learnt english at school...

next year i'm gonna learn german but i'm a bit scared of not being able to really get into it, because i'm 19 and i haven't learnt a new language for more than a decade.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2008, 03:01:43 PM »

I'm taking classes of german but i study norwegien by myself.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2008, 03:15:36 PM »

my native language is dutch and i obviously also speak english. i know a little bit of french and german, but that's it. i would love to speak fluent french and german one day. preferably even more languages.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2008, 04:30:45 PM »

I can speak Dutch and English. I can understand Deutch, but it gets difficult if people talk too fast. At the moment I'm trying to read a German Book that I lend from a friend of mine. It actually goes quite well, and I really want to learn the language.

And I want to learn Spanish, but I don't think I'll have the time...

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2008, 04:56:11 PM »

I compleeeetely fail at languages.
I was learning Mandarin and Italian when I was younger and I can only remember numbers up to 10, I was learning French a few years ago when I went to France for the first time and I was studying Finland and learning Finnish (I got pretty obsessed...Listened to lots of Finnish music and started pronouncing some of my words with a really weird deformed accent), the year before last, but I can remember NO French, and depressingly, seeing as I put so much time and concentration into it, I know no Finnish except for a swear word.
I knew all sorts of stuff before though. Someone taught me, as a pick up line (which is what makes it funny) 'Nice hair! Mind if I braid it?'

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2008, 12:16:59 AM »

^HA - HA - HA

and now in Dutch

^HI - HI - HI


Spanish:

JA - JA - JA

Korean:

KE - KE - KE
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2008, 12:20:48 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 !

Speaking of that, I am now learning Polish, because I am the only english speaker in my new place of work.

But seriously, my italian roots have borne me into a bilingual family, those it is a first-acquired language, so I never learned how to learn a language.

I speak French almost fluently (6 yeas of education and almost a degree!), Spanish to n advanced level (Advanced Higher SQA) and english, obviously (or not).

Sometimes because of my italian, people can't understand my word order in sentences- or my punctuation- this is because I apparently haven't properly learnt the difference between English and italian grammar.
Well, if you're trying to teach them English, your setting a poor example (you have less-than-spectacular grammatical and capitalizational savvy).
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But I thought you lived in Scotland...
Also, I'm learning Japanese, I can speak fluent Latin and I can read Spanish and French text with the pronunciation of a native--I just can't understand it.
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« Reply #59 on: December 02, 2008, 06:30:04 PM »

I love different languages. I wanted to learn Japanese, but it's entirely TOO hard. I took french in high school, and it was alright. I wish Senior Year they gave me French 3. I'm doing Spanish currently through Rosetta Stone. When I was younger I grew up around Spanish. My dad is Puerto Rican, and his parents barely speak english, so it's kind of almost a second language to me. I know a good deal, but want to master it. I deferred college a year, decided I'd just learn a language. Now that I work I don't really have much time for it though >.> I was learning Latin on Rosetta, (yay for torrents), and it was alright. I stopped because senior year was tough, and I lost interest, haha.
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