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taxidermist
April 5th 2013


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Meant to be pretty bilingual in California, no?

Yeah, especially here in San Diego. There's all kinds of cultures and you'll hear various languages. I speak English and Spanish. I was taking French but I had to drop the class. I remember backpack being called Un Sac a Do or something like that. And I learned Ca Va :p Accents were there of course.

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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Mmm, I've never had the problem of mixing up languages.. not much anyway

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Seriously fish, go watch Army of Darkness or I'll declare total war on your house.



Also, I'm almost trilingual ma'fuckas.

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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okay wolfy



I'm getting to be trilingual. Don't wanna stop there though

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Maybe when I'm older and less busy building the skillset I will most likely need (or rather: want/want more) I might learn some Scandinavian languages because why the fuck not. And because Scandinavia's ace and they're easy to learn, apart from Finnish. (at least for me)

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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Finnish is closer to Hungarian than Swedish or Norwegian. I really find languages interesting. I considered doing linguistics at university for a short while, still might try to do it on the side.

I'm wary about putting off learning them. Already thinking about where I'll go next. I'm thinking German, Serbian or maybe Italian. Not interested in Scandinavian languages.

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No shit, that's why I said it.



Scandinavian languages apart from Finnish aren't too different from German and English, although Finnish sounds quite hilarious. (kinda drunken)

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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Every German I've ever come across has been really good at languages

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's pretty ironic considering that's really not the case. At least regarding pronounciation, I mean vocabulary Idk possibly but overall language skills including pronounciation and stuff? Idk 'bout that.

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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Norwegians are meant to be the best

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's because it's Scandinavia. Aka "lol we didn't even try and we still outrank all of you in basically everything"

Aids
April 5th 2013


24253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

'Mmm, I've never had the problem of mixing up languages.. not much anyway"



that's because of where/how you were born/raised



when you grow up speaking English English English and only English, all other languages just fall under "foreign" to you, and it takes a conscious effort to separate them. Especially in the case of Spanish and French, which are actually pretty similar in a lot of ways, it is easy to confuse grammar or vocab when you are less than 50% fluent in either one. I dropped out of school in third year, when I was taking some pretty intense all French courses, but then I traveled to South America and picked up a bit of Spanish to get around. As soon as I got back home and started trying to speak French again, I was throwing in all sorts of silly Spanish stuff. I am going to learn French fully, and not begin tackling another language until I am fluent.

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


24622 Comments


That's ok they're cold and depressed.

Who is it with the universally agreed upon most superior culture in the world, eh?

Aids
April 5th 2013


24253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

my heritage on my Dad's side is Norwegian, I think I have second cousins that live near Oslo. I want to go work there for a year and attempt to pick the language up because I think Scandinavian languages are super interesting. I was in Denmark for a couple weeks this past summer and I love the sound of their language.

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Who is it with the universally agreed upon most superior culture in the world, eh?"

Probably Scandinavia or their poster-child Sweden. (although that question is kind of dumb to begin with)



Eh, languages are pretty easy mostly - especially if you've got some spirit for it and some proper ways to learn them. (said the language talent)

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


24622 Comments


Slavic languages are still the most interesting IMO.

I find Romanian really interesting cos it's a romance language even though it's out to the east of the main block of romance languages, and it has a noticeable Slavic influence.

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Slavic languages make my head spin. (Russian is pretty cool tho) Scandinavian ftw.



Oh, and Spanish/Portugese > all other romanic languages.

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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Fuck Spanish. Ugliest and most boring romance language. Portuguese rules though.

Wolfhorde
April 5th 2013


14857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Idk, everything's better than this lame school French. It's not bad, it's not good, it's not interesting - it's just lame.



Idk, are there even that many differences between Portugese and Spanish? I just know Portugese from this Brazilian chick and it sounded pretty cool.

anarchistfish
April 5th 2013


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I don't even know how French sounds to foreigners. Swearing in it is a fucking pain. I'll give English that, at least in the moment of frustration you can fuck with it and make that shit your bitch.

They're very similar but Portuguese accents make it sound more like a Slavic language than Spanish. I much prefer how Portuguese is written, with the tildes and nasally sounds. These days I can tell between a Portuguese text and a Spanish one instantly. Spanish just reads like watered down Portuguese to me now.



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