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What languages can you speak (or aspire to speak)?

  1. #21


    England
    Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


    Quote Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
    Hi Oli, I am in now. changing the skin worked.

    Brazilian, I was born and raised there. Been here for 10 years after a couple in The Netherlands. My spoken accent is much stronger than my written one... Thanks for the compliment though

    I don't think I can understand Latin, written or spoken (whcih I might have heard in church, although I am not THAT old...). I believe Portuguese evolved from Vulgar Latin which is different from the Classic one and I beleive the latter is what is taought today (I just learnerd that Vulgar Latin had no written form) . Anyway, not my speciality, so don't trust me on this...
    No problem, the only thing I know is that (from tales from my old Latin Teacher) that it is possible to go to Brazil speaking Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian and English and be able to read the newspaper. He subsequently went onto learn Brazilian Portugese.

    Oh and I like your avatar, I can tell which way this one's going.

    Oli

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  2. #22


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I speak English and 6 native Indian languages. I would like to learn some foreign languages.
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  3. #23


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,443
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Dinesh, what Indian languages you speak?
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  4. #24


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    I am always puzzled by the argument that some think they do no need another language because they do not travel. How about using foreign languages to learn about other cultures of to inform yourself about world events from another perspective. I think single language people miss a lot.
    I grew up with German and French (which is my favorite language) and started leaning English some 60+ years ago. And in school, Latin was a must - it really should be for everybody because that's how one learns the structure and origin of most western languages. I can manage in some other languages but am not really fluent. Since I lived half of my life all over the world, I have a very high appreciation of the value of language knowledge.
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  5. #25


    England
    Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


    WHSus ex fororum septum traho.

    (I drag WHS out of Seven Forums.) I think that's gramatically correct anyway, I was never good with genetives that are also being described.

    Oli
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  6. #26


    Liberty University
    Posts : 24
    Windows 7 Professional x64


    I speak English only, but I have some basic knowledge of French, and I know the Greek alphabet. I also have general understanding of Latin and Greek roots as they pertain to English.
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  7. #27


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,380
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I'm still working on English I can swear decent in Spanish, lol.

    A Guy
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  8. #28


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am always puzzled by the argument that some think they do no need another language because they do not travel. How about using foreign languages to learn about other cultures of to inform yourself about world events from another perspective. I think single language people miss a lot.
    I grew up with German and French (which is my favorite language) and started leaning English some 60+ years ago. And in school, Latin was a must - it really should be for everybody because that's how one learns the structure and origin of most western languages. I can manage in some other languages but am not really fluent. Since I lived half of my life all over the world, I have a very high appreciation of the value of language knowledge.
    There aren't enough hours in the day for me to do all the things I want in English never mind a foreign language
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  9. #29


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    I have worked in several different countries over the years, attempt to speak some languages better than others, most basic conversation at best, others very little.

    French, Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin (very little), Filipino.
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  10. #30


    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    I can speak English, French, and Arabic (Lebanese).
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