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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2008, 07:38:10 PM »

yasai wa yasui desu.

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2008, 07:46:43 PM »

I took German for 3 years at school but remember very little of it.
Now i'm trying to learn Finnish!!  :)
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2008, 11:40:09 PM »

yasai wa yasui desu.

*blinks*
Vegetables are *I don't know what "yasui" means*?
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2008, 11:46:36 PM »

yasai wa yasui desu.

*blinks*
Vegetables are *I don't know what "yasui" means*?

Inexpensive.  Hai desu!
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2011, 11:16:35 AM »

I recently began learning Russian. Damn its hard :P
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2011, 11:55:22 AM »

Speaking of that, I am now learning Polish, because I am the only english speaker in my new place of work.
I bet the first thing you get from Polish are swear words. We swear a lot. :D (God I haven't been here in ages)
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2011, 01:59:30 PM »

After English, i'm learning Spanish but i have a really hard time in making sentences. Irregular verbs are really pain in the ass. Also, my problem is, because i also speak very little Arabic and natively Turkish too, i'm confusing the languages in my mind. For example sometimes, especially when my mind is overloaded, i use some conjunctions in Spanish, vocabulary in English, greetings in Arabic and they all become a soup, a cultural brain fuck  :uglystupid2: it's strange because i almost never do that while writing.

I think, if a person's native language and second language are of different language families, it's harder to learn.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2011, 02:42:39 PM »

I don't think it matters at all. Sometimes differences help to set the languages apart. On the other hand if languages belong to the same family there are some similarities which can be misleading.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2011, 02:46:58 PM »

I don't think it matters at all. Sometimes differences help to set the languages apart. On the other hand if languages belong to the same family there are some similarities which can be misleading.

I don't know, but learning Spanish after English is way easier than learning Arabic. Because the sentence structures and some of the words are close. On the other hand when the grammar, alphabet, vocabulary and all completely changes, it's harder for me to deal with.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2011, 02:47:12 PM »

I've been pondering taking some German.

Meanwhile, I really should brush up on my ASL. I do have a couple of people to communicate to now, and though one said he'd teach me, I'd rather know more than finger spelling and "My name is" and "I like dogs". That doesn't get you very far. Oh, I also know "bathroom".
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2011, 05:02:32 AM »

As we had discussion about languages on Celebrity RIP, should we bring it over here, or would making a new topic on the general nature of language more appropriate?
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2011, 05:09:51 AM »

indeed the nature and origin of language deserves a whole new discussion
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2011, 05:28:22 AM »

Also, comparing different languages... This is also referring to the discussion in paedophilia topic... How in different languages, you might have dozens of words for love or snow or sand, yet in others, just one.

I think I shall make the topic. If mods object, they can lock it.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2011, 05:33:52 AM »

as long as we keep it on track as to what we are babbling on about i am sure it will be fine!
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #74 on: July 26, 2011, 05:37:10 AM »

A new thread has now been made in everything else :)
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