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Old 1st May 2004, 07:45 PM
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What languages do you speak?

Not to spam in the AMule Thread here my question:

What languages do you speak/write/understand ?

My native languages are Russian and German (I was born in Russia, but live in Germany for a long time). I speak English and have to learn French and Spanish in school.

And you?
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Old 1st May 2004, 08:32 PM
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My native language is slovenian, cuz I live in Slovenia I also speak english obviously...
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Old 1st May 2004, 11:36 PM
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English, I used to speak Latin, but that was so long ago.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 12:19 AM
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Alas, I'm one of those hopeless ones - mono-linguistic. It seems my capacity for picking up new languages is limited to programming languages.

But for the record, I speak Texan.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 01:14 AM
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English mostly, a lot of people confuse it with Canadian english since were so close to the border. I also speak spanish, never was perfect at it, but i can watc hthe spanish TV channel and get most of it.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 02:43 AM
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lol, even i'm in texas i dont speakl texan hahaha

i speak english of course, chinese, malay, and japanese (becoz wife force me to)
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Old 2nd May 2004, 05:26 AM
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lol, even i'm in texas i dont speakl texan hahaha
That's because you're too far north.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 06:06 AM
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I speak english mainly, comprende un poco de espanol.......my wife speaks English, Spanish and some Italian...
and I also understand tex-mex...a new language...heheheh
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Old 2nd May 2004, 08:16 AM
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@ mars_hall
You used to live in Vatican? In Germany we learn only to translate latin texts into german, but not to speak. Have you learned to speak Latin?
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Yes, that must be a hard language to learn. I heard, that in Texas, if you order some beef or a beef steak, they bring you half a cow
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Old 2nd May 2004, 08:18 AM
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I speak the Queen's English, and if someone doesn't understand me then i do the stereotypical English thing and speak louder, slower with lots of arm waving.

And you think I'm kidding.

Here in the UK we're by and large too lazy to learn another language, mainly due to the fact that most people we encounter are able to speal English. Something which we owe to our colonial past.

We're forced generally to learn French in high school from the age of about 11. But by and large we're all hopeless at it because they start to teach us it when we're too old. They should really start from about 5/6 onwards. Mind you the enforced teaching of French does tend to create some resentment towards France. The general attitude always seems to be that the French cannot be trusted of that they are "Surrender Monkeys". If we could all speak the language like a lot of them can speak English then I don't think there would be this hostility. It's this same detachment which generally causes he British to back away from Europe.

One language I would really like to learn is Russian though. I'd like to travel through Russia at some point.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 11:48 AM
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Portuguese, English and French. I can also understand Spanish (because its similar to portuguese, and they live right next door...), and sometimes I can even understand some "brasilian portuguese"... But that's a challenge!
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Old 2nd May 2004, 04:49 PM
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Yes, that must be a hard language to learn.
It has nuances - but it seems the hardest part for most folks is how to properly spell "y'all".

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I heard, that in Texas, if you order some beef or a beef steak, they bring you half a cow
Yes, but you get to specify which half - right or left.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 10:15 PM
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My Dad when he went to Texas, couldn't get over seeing people walking around in the cowboy hats and boots. It made him laugh every time.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 10:36 PM
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Way back when I was in high school, I took 4 years of Latin, and 2 years of French. I haven't had to use either of them since then, though.
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German as the native language, english and latin, if I have to push some slaves on my galley forward...
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