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How many languages can you speak in total????
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Posted 8/6/12

Agate86 wrote:


kero_and_suppi wrote:

English, Mandarin and French.

I'm still a practical newbie at French even though I'm going into my third year so can't say I'm fluent yet.


Still Impressive nonetheless!


Haha thank you! I need to work hard at French this year and brush up on my Chinese.
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Posted 8/7/12

kero_and_suppi wrote:


Agate86 wrote:


kero_and_suppi wrote:

English, Mandarin and French.

I'm still a practical newbie at French even though I'm going into my third year so can't say I'm fluent yet.


Still Impressive nonetheless!


Haha thank you! I need to work hard at French this year and brush up on my Chinese.


Haha yes the same with in regards to Japanese and spanish ...best of luck!
Posted 8/7/12
Ehm..German, English and a bit of Dutch.
I'm learning Latin at school and Korean by myself though.
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English being my first language. I should of learnt both Spanish and Filipino because of my mother, although my dad coming from a British/Australian background but never got around to it. I am trying to learn both Finnish and Icelandic on my own but haven't gotten very far yet. I have learnt to speak Greek when I was a kid, but unfortunately forgotten most of the language. Wish I still kept in touch with it. I loved speaking in a different language.
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Finnish, English, Swedish and little bit japanese
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I think of the math for molecular chemistry as a language one can speak in. I dream in it sometimes. I also think of calculus as a language in the same way. As for human languages, I don't consider it true communication. And that's speaking as a lecturer.

I use words, but it's up to the audience to interpret them based on a wide range of possible word-definitions learned in context very specific to each individual. With classes containing 60% international students, the potential statistical array of necessary assumptions is so vast as to necessitate repeating oneself a dozen times, saying the exact same thing over and over using different words, speech patterns, redesigned paragraphs and new sentence structures -- during each repetition -- if you want to even approach the likelihood of true communication. In comparison, mathematical languages have a preciseness that cannot be unfocused. It is true communication in every sense of its definition.

I can give you a pop-culture example. O.J. Simpson, at his trial was asked to put on a pair of gloves found (or planted) at the scene of the crime. He put the gloves on his hands. Then he held his hands up, with the gloves on them, to the jury. Later, it was repeatedly said that the gloves did not fit onto his hands. And a catchy slogan was thought up: "If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit!" Tell me, at what point did communication and reality part ways? Regardless of your biased or unbiased thoughts on the outcome of the trial. If you had a check box and it asked you, are the gloves on his hands, mark yes, or no. What would you mark down? That the gloves were not on his hands? Emotion, reaction, interpretation all fouled up by twisted forms of communication using language so muddled as to be effectively MEANINGLESS when you can say gloves don't fit onto hands they adorn. No matter how many dialects you speak, they all suffer from the same problem -- they fail to communicate.
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Posted 8/7/12

AshRandom wrote:

I think of the math for molecular chemistry as a language one can speak in. I dream in it sometimes. I also think of calculus as a language in the same way. As for human languages, I don't consider it true communication. And that's speaking as a lecturer.

I use words, but it's up to the audience to interpret them based on a wide range of possible word-definitions learned in context very specific to each individual. With classes containing 60% international students, the potential statistical array of necessary assumptions is so vast as to necessitate repeating oneself a dozen times, saying the exact same thing over and over using different words, speech patterns, redesigned paragraphs and new sentence structures -- during each repetition -- if you want to even approach the likelihood of true communication. In comparison, mathematical languages have a preciseness that cannot be unfocused. It is true communication in every sense of its definition.

I can give you a pop-culture example. O.J. Simpson, at his trial was asked to put on a pair of gloves found (or planted) at the scene of the crime. He put the gloves on his hands. Then he held his hands up, with the gloves on them, to the jury. Later, it was repeatedly said that the gloves did not fit onto his hands. And a catchy slogan was thought up: "If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit!" Tell me, at what point did communication and reality part ways? Regardless of your biased or unbiased thoughts on the outcome of the trial. If you had a check box and it asked you, are the gloves on his hands, mark yes, or no. What would you mark down? That the gloves were not on his hands? Emotion, reaction, interpretation all fouled up by twisted forms of communication using language so muddled as to be effectively MEANINGLESS when you can say gloves don't fit onto hands they adorn. No matter how many dialects you speak, they all suffer from the same problem -- they fail to communicate.


I agree. ::rubs chin::

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Posted 8/9/12
English,Hebrew, Madrian Chinese
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English and Thai ....so 2

but in the future id like to learn japanese and korean, so hopefully soon it'll be 4 languages instead of 2
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Only 1
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Only two: English and Spanish
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tl;dr ^_^

Vietnamese
English
some Mandarin Chinese
a little Spanish from high school
hint of Japanese
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English, Spanish, French, and the basics of Indonesian, Korean, & Japanese

I'm starting to also learn Africaans, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and hopefully more (in the future) thanks to my friends X)
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Spanish (from Spain) being my mother language. English, only a little, and japanese too, again, a little.
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1. English

2. Spanish

3.Japanese

4. French

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