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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Feceset, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Gouda

    Gouda Diabloii.Net Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Another native dutch speaker here. Also native english speaker, I dream in the damned language now, so that counts for me.

    At various points in my life i have been able to speak some Norwegian, modern Greek, French, Italian and still speak some German. I'll be going for a long holiday to spain next year, so i guess it will be the 4 week intensive course before I go.

    My girlfriend is from Wales, and is tryin gto teach me Welsh right now, but that got side tracked for now.

    Unfortunately i am dyslexic like hell, so can't spell at all in any language.

    Gouda
     
  2. Ryondaahl

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    Dutch contingent coming in....
    Even though I am half German and half Flemish, i have been living in the Netherlands all my life. I speak Dutch, German and English. I can understand and read French, Danish and Swedish. I had a russian/hungarian girlfriend for three years, so I can follow conversations in those languages, but nowhere near full understanding. Hungarian grammar is just plain evil ;-)

    cheers,

    Ryondaahl
     
  3. nepeta

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    You'd say there's something of a linguist gathering on the SPF... All these multi-lingual people, scares me really ;)

    My native tongue would be Dutch, and I suppose I could survive in English speaking ccountries as well as in Germany. France would be a challenge ;)
     
  4. silospen

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    Hey, whereabouts in the north? I used to live near manchester, close to wigan before moving to university.

    Edit: Read your pfile - cool, we lived v close. Ever heard of a little village called wrightington? J27 of the M6?
     
  5. Blito!

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    Actually, I should have said "master". Pronunciation is easy, but you've got loads of words to learn, and there are quite a few conjugation exceptions. It's not hard really, I was just pointing out that is easier to learn english than it is to learn spanish ;)
     
  6. Vemp

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    I see I'm the only Italian here, then :thumbsup:

    But having started studying English at the age of 8, I should be quite fluent in my second language :)
     
  7. crazy_bear

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    I'm a Canadian English speaker, with west coast accent (no canadian accent is strong though). A year spent in Sheffield didn't change it at all. I studied French for 12 years, got good marks, and can barely speak it now, since I haven't used it in 12 years.

    You're right, english isn't logical. If you get a chance, check out Dr. Seuss's book 'The Tough Cough Ploughs the Dough'
     
  8. SnakeEye85

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    swedish is what i normaly talk

    can understand and somewhat talk in english and french aswell, not to good though.

    and ofcourse Danish :)
     
  9. Edmond Dantes

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    I love Dr. Seuss! :lol:
    I'm an American English speaker, but am fluent in German and Latin and can understand modern Greek as well as read and understand ancient Greek. It's hard to speak of course, since it's basically dead with no native speakers around, but modern Greek is pretty closely related, so I guess it's not that tough. My wife speaks fluent French, so she is teaching me that and I understand a smattering of Hebrew. I guess you could say I love the ancient languages. :thumbsup:

    Ramsey
     
  10. Blito!

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    Man, you're my hero! :worship: . That's my goal, but I still have a long way to go :)
     
  11. Pucho

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    Spanish here, working on my english.
    I've learnt some french at school, and I can understand some portuguese too.

    @Blito! I thought I was the only argentinian here...well, gorgoram was around here, but I haven't seen him in a while
     
  12. Blito!

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    That's not the case as you can see :) . Dios Warrior used to be around too, till he was banned :rant:
     
  13. borgy_t

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    wow, i saw two fellow filipinos! i'm almost pure chinese, with a small percentage of filipino blood, but born and raised in the philippines, and a filipino at heart. kamusta kayo! =)
     
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    My native language is german. I can translate latin and I learn french at school for 2 years now. I hope my english is good! :)
     
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    My native language is german but i also speak a lil french and english of course ;)
     
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    'Fraid not--my stamping grounds tend to be the other side of Manchester (Peak District). I've lived further north, though--I used to live up in Teesdale, and my mother still lives there, which is where most of the North crept into my tones!
     
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    Interesting... everyone always told me that English was super hard to learn because of wierd spelling. I guess not having to worry about gender can really help.

    Gender is my bane in Arabic... it's not like Spanish where gender is an issue with adjectives and nouns. In Arabic you need to conjugate verbs based on their gender, which is really annoying. :rant:
     
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    Native Dutch here. Now I'm living in Canada and I haven't died of hunger yet, so my English is not too bad. Probably I could also survive in Germany, but I would not call myself fluent in German.
     
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    My native language is English (British), but I've studied French to GCSE level and got an A. Unfortunately, I haven't actually used it for anything since then and its pretty much deserted me :(

    The German I learnt during the first 3 years of secondary school is pretty much all gone, except for the absolute basics (numbers, hello/goodbye etc.).
     
  20. Dacar92

    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator & Inc Clan Officer

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    My native is English. I am taking lessons in Chinese now. Because of my many trips to Taiwan and China, I figured it would be good to know. Also, since I am in manufacturing, it would look good on my resume.
     

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