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Posted 11/18/06
speak english...or shut up. unless you dont live in an english-speaking country. knowing other languages=cool. speaking them=suck
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Posted 11/18/06

ClassicalTwist wrote:

1. English
2. Tagalog (I can understand perfectly, but my speaking could use some work.)
3. semi-fluent French
4. Latin
5. Italian (I can speak it, but I've never had to learn how to write it.)
6. American Sign Language
7. I'm learning Japanese


I'm really kicking myself in the ass for not learning Sign language... epically since I'm deaf too.
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Posted 11/18/06

cbisram wrote:

your some kinda genius^

Nah, not really. I'm just a language person. They come pretty easily to me, so I like learning them. Learning ASL was a little different though.


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I'm really kicking myself in the ass for not learning Sign language... epically since I'm deaf too.

So, you lip read then? That's sweet, I've always wanted to learn how to do that.
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Posted 11/18/06

haddon wrote:

speak english...or shut up. unless you dont live in an english-speaking country. knowing other languages=cool. speaking them=suck


By learning another language you obtain an outsider's perspective of your native language, so that you can appreciate it much better and see it for what it is.

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Posted 11/18/06
English and a not perfect but understandable German
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Posted 11/18/06
i agree, intolerance to another language is unacceptable. I can understand haddon if for example a mexican person is speaking in spanish to you while your going about your business, you have a right to be a little angry. But asserting to others to ONLY speak english in an english country is ridiculous, is the immigrant supposed to give up his/her native tongue totally, they cannot even speak it in front of their family members in the privacy of their home, or when they are together.
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Posted 11/18/06
It is being ignorant to their language and your own, since English for example is so "close" to other languages. It's a self-contradiction basically, especially if one says it to a French for example.
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Posted 11/18/06

mauz15 wrote:


haddon wrote:

speak english...or shut up. unless you dont live in an english-speaking country. knowing other languages=cool. speaking them=suck


By learning another language you obtain an outsider's perspective of your native language, so that you can appreciate it much better and see it for what it is.



Shut Up. No one cares about all that and no one can understan the other languages so please dont waste our time. It is good to know a language but speaking it isnt
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Posted 11/18/06
you were the one that said evolution is disproven by the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
Please, keep humoring us with those comments.
By the way, ever heard of the word ethnocentrism?

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Posted 11/18/06

ClassicalTwist wrote:


cbisram wrote:

your some kinda genius^

Nah, not really. I'm just a language person. They come pretty easily to me, so I like learning them. Learning ASL was a little different though.


Gt-racing wrote:
I'm really kicking myself in the ass for not learning Sign language... epically since I'm deaf too.

So, you lip read then? That's sweet, I've always wanted to learn how to do that.


I can hear a little, I depend alot on lip reading. it's not hard after 15 years of it.
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Posted 11/18/06
English
and of course spanish is related to ones like italian and french, as they pretty much all derive from latin, just use different pronuncciations
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Posted 11/18/06
Aside from English, my German is good, and I speak a decent amount of French and Spanish. I also can read and speak a little Arabic, and since it is so similar, I can understand some spoken Hebrew, but I can't read it. I am currently attempting to learn Japanese with one of those "listen to learn" CD series, which is turning out okay, and I can read some of it already (basically just not Kanji, but that's going to take a while...).

In response to some of the earlier comments, I think that being able to know and speak another language is an amazing thing. It is important for languages to be preserved, because every language holds within it the keys to understanding human thought patterns, the bases of cultures, and much more. Language is not just an important part of everyday life, it can also be an art form, though it is seldom appreciated as such.
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Posted 11/18/06
1) English because i was born in America
2) Vietnamese parents made me
3) Noob hehe dont we all in some situations
uhm next year when i hit 8th grade i can learn italian french or spanish ill probally attempt spanish
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Posted 11/18/06
i know Spanish, Filipino , and English
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Posted 11/18/06
I know
Japanese - Fluent
English - Very Fluent
Vietnamese - Fluent
Mandarin - Fluent
Cantonese - Enough to get by
Italian - Understandable, cant speak as well though
French - Fluent for the most part
Spanish - Good enough to translate
German - Good for the most part
Korean - Fluent
Also not sure if it counts but i under stand 1337 1f 17 c0ul\l7s
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