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What Language Do You Speak? Ive always wanted to learn new words... I wonder if anyone else d
Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:44 AM
Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:48 PM
How does Lithuanian look like ? Is the writing like Russian, with Cyrillik characters ?
No, Lithuanian language has nothing to do with Russian, Cyrillic, even though there are some words taken from them, they have taken from us.. but Lithuanian language belongs to Balts, and in fact it didn't change a lot from the past, as did most of the languages, so it is attractive to historians, the letters are latin, just that we have "ąčęėįšųūž" 9 more letters and officially there are no qwx letters in the abc ;D
You can always read more on Wikipedia
Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:45 AM
I tried learning from one of thoughs books that have like +18 languages to learn greetings and such from. It's been two years since then but I don't think I remember enought to impress the opposite sex. But from time to time it comes up like in business or tourist situations. Anywho I would be great to learn that stuff online again.
I only seem to learn and retain languages with i'm immersed in that kind of environment - like a college/university setting. Oh well
Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:43 AM
Not necessarily. I love the "fluently" part of the title.
I think, your title should be "How many languages do you speak?"
I would say that I speak SQL language rather fluently. My English is relly not fluent. My C++ is not existent. And my html pages are worldwidely said very ugly. So my fluent language count should be "1". Or maybe should I also add +1 for Germand ans Spanish ? But these are only holidays languages, so in standard situation I need several hours in order to resynch.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:29 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:14 AM
I have taken a semester or more of: Latin, Russian, Italian and French, plus self-study of German, Japanese and Chinese. Latin was in High School, and actually proved useful when I was at the Circus Maximus in Rome, and met a Spaniard who spoke no English. At the time, I spoke no Italian. We both spoke Latin, so we got along! I studied all the other languages in preparation for visiting countries where they were spoken, except for Chinese.
My son took a class in Chinese, so I studied along with him. Computers have really caused a revolution in the study of Chinese! I spent months learning how to look up Chinese characters in a dictionary by identifying radicals and counting strokes. Now, I just put the UTF-8 representation into a search engine, and immediately get the English translation of that character (in isolation).
The most fundamental conclusion I can draw from my experience is: if you don't use it, you'll lose it!
Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:33 AM
I speak spanish, I'm from Venezuela, but my english is pretty good. I'm also learning french, though I can't really say much more than "Comment allez-vous?" hahaha
After french I think I'll learn mandarin (chinese), I just love languages!
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