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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:02 am

can you speak a foreign language!

hi all

a wee note came to mind!

henry from sweden & a few other folk, post here, they speak or (type) good english! (very well done!)

does any one else do the same but the other way round! can you dictate another language, on a foreign site? similar to this one?

just curious!

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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:06 am

most folk on this site tell me i speak in a foreign language. :o :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:12 am

I think Henry may have a bit of an advantage over the other "jolly rotten foreigners" in that he is a bit british himself :lol:

Myself, I can articulate in many languages, I speak fluent American, Scots, English, Irish, Australian, Tasmanian and sh*te to name a few :-?
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:28 am

robert you must be like my dad!

his fingers are too big for the keys!!

:lol: :lol:

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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:47 am

thats it Nicola!
robert you must be like my dad! his fingers are too big for the keys!!


told you all i was a good speller :wink: its my fingers you see :lol: :lol:
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:50 am

I think languages are a very interesting subject. I even think peoples personalities are shaped by the language they speak. A science fiction write (Robert Heinlen) once wrote a short story about a secret agent who's intelligence was enhanced by learning a new secret language that allowed him to think clearer and faster. This language had words that would convey the meaning of a complete sentence or paragraph of english in a single word. This gave the individual using this enhanced language the ability to formulate ideas and solutions quicker than the normal person would.

I've often wondered if individuals that were fluent in a number of languages had an ability to think faster because of the greater range of vocabularly thay had access to.

My own mother is German but has spoken english for most of her adult life. I have asked her what language she uses to "think" in and she has told me that she doesn't know.

I really do think that the language somone uses (and even the dialect they use) shapes their personalities :o
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:01 am

rightsigns wrote:
Myself, I can articulate in many languages, I speak fluent sh*te


I know, I know :oops:
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:10 am

I'm learning to speak gibberish fluently, in order to understand some of my customers :roll:
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:31 am

Hi Nicola,

Funny thing languages :) People always think when I ring the UK that I speak good english!

I then have to explain that being born Devon, living there for over 30 years and the benefit of an English public school education help somewhat.

Actually today close friends up in Wales are always saying when I come back to the UK that I can speak english now, I don't have to talk english like a foreigner.

I think in the end you don't feel at home "back home in the UK" and here you are always a foreigner....rootless.

But there are hundreds of Brits here....don't know why, its cold and dark at the moment....oh yeah could be something to do with swedish women ?? :)

I learnt French and German in school, failed german miserably but got French o level, and managed to order food at truck stops while driving trucks on the continent, but that was it, today I am fluent in Swedish but learnt as I have gone along, have problems writing it, from a grammar point of view.
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:44 am

I am fluent in Swedish but learnt as I have gone along, have problems writing it, from a grammar point of view.


funny thing henry. i have the same problem with english :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:52 am

Talking Funny

Hi All,
I speek English Welsh and out of my Bottom :roll:

Regards
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:57 am

I speak two languages...
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:59 am

English.....









And.......










Bad English (:)
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Post Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:49 pm

Heard folk say that the best English spoken in Britain is supposed to be in Inverness believe it or not

Aye tommorrow will do!
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Post Mon Nov 17, 2003 8:44 pm

I can whistle in french!!! :lol:
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Post Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:16 am

I've got a GCSE in Russian! (cheesy)

It's been seven years since I left school though and the only words I can remember are "one", "two", "three", "four", "five" and a long word that means "places of interest" :-? :D
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Post Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:08 pm

i have started to make the effort to at least say hello and thanks etc when replying to international e-mails in their language.....every little bit helps

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