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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:33 am

^I'm reading a book right now called Ask A Mexican, and Mexican Spanish is compared to 'Dictionary Spanish". It's very interesting, not just in Spanish but all languages, comparing the dictionary to the local dialects.

I too am really into speaking proper English, although my speech sometimes contains local slang depending on my mood! 8D but yeah, my Spanish is very proper compared to most other people around here, because in school they only teach dictionary Spanish.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Bonanna137 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:26 am

I would LOVE to learn Italian and/or Dutch XD Dutch seems such a fun language, and I'd love to go to Italy, get lost, then wander up to an Italian, asking them where I am in fluent Italian and see the look on their face 8D
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Lori&Co. » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:17 pm

I already speak Italian, English and Albanian
I'm currently learning French, Latin and ancient Greek
I'd like to learn Chinese!
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby TheSpaceSheriff » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:19 pm

I'm learning Latin and I'm slowly trying to re-learn Spanish. I would like to learn Japanese.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby buckmana » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:13 am

I have a passing familiarity with German, so that would be my first choice.
I don't know many words in that language though.

I tried to learn Russian once, but couldn't wrap my head around the words!

I did pick up a vague understanding of Egyptian heiroglyphics thanks to a Sierra game that involved learning how to read and write Egyptian.
I'm uncertain if that was just one specific dialect and the Egyptians had others over the course of their history,
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:04 pm

Nothing much, but I really need to get back to practicing my Spanish! (I seem to have forgotten it.) :|
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby marie_freckles » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:53 pm

French. Just... woww... It is such a cool language! Also Icelandic, Korean, German and... Russian.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:15 am

^Korean? My sister was Korean, but when my mom adopted her and then brought her to this country, it took a while for her to learn English.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby lnalindrfa » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:59 am

I would like to love "French" because I have a dream to go to Italy, so the local language there is French....
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby Spirit of Adventure » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:12 am

I'd like to learn "TRoll", so I can comunicate with certain people better.

Then again, as Fred Weasley once said, anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby buckmana » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:29 am

I'm now thinking of that book the Land of Og.

It had a similar concept, that the only word the common Ogians knew was the word Og (their leader could speak fluent english).
They'd just say it over and over.

So one of the lead characters disguises himself as an Ogian and goes to one of them.
He does the same thing, points and uses the word Og.
There must have been some missing subtext, because the Ogian instantly gives him a suspicious look and it takes him a while to convince the Ogian that he's not a fake.

The only thing I can think of is Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.
His species actually communicate via subsonic vibrations, which are inaudible to human ears, but apparently Rocket can hear it.
The Elcor from Mass Effect also have a similar imperceptible language, they appear to be talking in a monotone, but their true subleties are expressed by slight shifts in posture/expression and subsonic vibrations.
Then there are the Garies from Fallout, they use subtle shifts in tone to change the one word they know. To everyone else, it appears they are just repeating their name when they are actually responding to what is being said.

So if there are hidden contexts like this, saying the words is not enough, you need the extra inflections.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sat May 30, 2015 5:04 am

STILL disappointed to say that I am not fluent in any other language besides English. As always, I would love to learn Portuguese because it's such a gorgeous language. And also Spanish because it is incredibly useful, and I want to travel all around South America.
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Re: What language would you like to learn?

Postby jacksmith69 » Sat May 13, 2017 7:15 am

I would like to learn Spanish. I believe its the most spoken language after English.
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