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Michael AC
post Jan 14 2012, 04:12 AM
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Aside from English, I am curious as to what language is most widely spoken by members since we are such a diverse group.

In that language is there a specific dialect or flavor?

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post Jan 14 2012, 04:39 AM
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Aside from my expert Engrish, I can vaguely understand German. Terrible at writing it, and I probably only use the proper article (der, die, das) about 1/3 of the time laugh.gif
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post Jan 14 2012, 04:45 AM
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I speak Norwegian and English. At school I studied French for 5 years (but I am lousy at it and I don't remember much). I've also been learning japanese for a couple of years, but I am only learning smile.gif
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post Jan 14 2012, 08:42 AM
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Slowly learning Portuguese (Brazilian) I'm not good at languages though sad.gif


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post Jan 14 2012, 09:30 AM
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Besides english I can speak german (my mothertongue). Since I am from the northwest (called Muensterland) I can speak with a northern dialect, which would still be very understandable even when you just learned the language. Now I live in the southwest where people speak a really weird dialect and I honestly don't always get what they say laugh.gif
I used to be good at french, I can still read it at a good level and also understand most of what people would say to me in french, but talking in french is pretty tough smile.gif
I am learning spanish at the moment, and I gotta say I understand pretty much when I read or listen to someone, I think it's because some words are similar to the french or even english words, just pronounced differently.
I also speak a tiny bit of japanese and am cuurently working on that as well.


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post Jan 14 2012, 09:34 AM
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In the netherlands we speak dutch but where I live in the south, we have an dialect called 'limburgs' it sounds like
the german language. My education is in english because its an international one. Further I have learned some words french.

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post Jan 14 2012, 12:48 PM
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Well i'm speaking, ich spreche, je parle, English, Deutsch (German) and française (french).

But i hope no one try to speak french with me, because i learned it in school and forgot almost everything.

Where i live in Germany the people speaking two different dialects depending on the different regions in the state "Baden-Württemberg":

Badisch oder Schwäbisch (Baden or Swabian).

I try to avoid to speak one of these two dialects and speak standard german instead (high german, gitarrero called it northern dialect smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2012, 01:07 PM
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Being from Wales which is part of the U.K I speak English of course but my first language is Welsh which we speak at home and the main language in my part of the country.

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post Jan 14 2012, 03:21 PM
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Irish, Castellano and English:

Irish - but I'm very rusty as no one that I know speaks any.

Castellano (or what most people think of as Spanish). I tend to use the Andaluz dialect - I drop 's' that are on the end of words and pronounce things like 'j' as harder than someone from outside of Andulicia might. I sometimes go with the very local version, which is very fast and full of local slang.

In Castellano people say, 'Buenos dias'
In Andaluz it's, 'Bueno dia'
Very local version is, 'Bue'.

English - very rusty...

My wife can speak English, Castellano and French, my daughter can speak English and Castellano and my mother can speak Cantonese, English, German, Russian and Arabic.


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post Jan 14 2012, 04:28 PM
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Apart from my native English I can do a little bit of German.. enough to make myself understood.

Most of the French I did at school I've forgotten.

A little bit of 'dojo' Japanese wink.gif

QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jan 14 2012, 03:39 AM) *
I can vaguely understand German. Terrible at writing it, and I probably only use the proper article (der, die, das) about 1/3 of the time laugh.gif


Yeah, I could never get my head around the Der, Die, Das thing either laugh.gif

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post Jan 14 2012, 04:37 PM
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Aside from English I am quite fluent in Sarcasm!!!
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Seriously though, I have a very basic level of French, German and Spanish.
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Google Translate is your friend!!!
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post Jan 14 2012, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 14 2012, 04:37 PM) *
Google Translate is your friend!!!
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No it's not laugh.gif
Todd tried it once to write me something encouraging in german...the result was hilarious laugh.gif


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post Jan 14 2012, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 14 2012, 04:31 PM) *
No it's not laugh.gif
Todd tried it once to write me something encouraging in german...the result was hilarious laugh.gif

That was me being fluent in Sarcasm then!!
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post Jan 14 2012, 05:47 PM
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I speak spanish , english, and understand portuguese quite a bit like 80%, and I understand Italian probably 50%...but that's built in because those languages are pretty similar to spanish,



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post Jan 14 2012, 06:03 PM
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Just spanish smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2012, 06:07 PM
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My main language is Spanish... and I'm still learning English!! smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2012, 06:33 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jan 14 2012, 05:03 PM) *
Just spanish smile.gif

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post Jan 14 2012, 07:05 PM
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can anyone give me some help speaking " Female"
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post Jan 14 2012, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Jan 14 2012, 06:05 PM) *
can anyone give me some help speaking " Female"


Yeah, sure..

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Michael AC
post Jan 14 2012, 07:47 PM
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That is pretty amazing. It is broader than I expected. It also seems that if you are from Europe it is more natural to learn multiple languages.

I have thought it would be good to learn another language, but honestly I think I would loose it like many have said about French.

With all of that it is amazing how music transcends it all.

Thanks for everyone's input. I suppose being in America, it will be good to learn Spanish.
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