Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
The Foreign Language Thread
24 April 2014
6.13pm
Avatar
Mr. Kite
910 Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Pepperland
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 6147
Member Since:
4 February 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This is an English-speaking forum, but there are many members worldwide who speak many different languages, so for you all, or any multilingual member, here's the foreign language topic!

Since there are many different languages to be spoken here, it will function somewhat like the Impossible To Derail thread, only in many different languages. Those who know a language can participate in that language's conversation, or start a new one. You can share what languages you know or a story you have about learning/speaking another language here if you want to participate in English.

I am learning Chinese and know enough for some really basic conversation, so if anyone else speaks Chinese: ???

I hope this will work smoothly with the different languages, but we'll see. I that doesn't the stories should be interesting! 

[Edit] I just realized the CChinese I typed is showing up as ???... So that's gonna be a problem. I guess languages that use the English alphabet only. paul-mccartney 

The following people thank Mr. Kite for this post:

parlance, Starr Shine?, Zig, IveJustSeenAFaceo

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

Can buy Joe love!
If you're shopping at one of these two websites use the links below to support the Beatles Bible:

Amazon | iTunes

24 April 2014
8.20pm
Avatar
vonbontee
Inside an Apple Orchard in a Letterbox
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3878
Member Since:
1 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ve 14. století proniká ?eština do literatury a ú?edního styku. Objevují se první ?esky psané knihy. "Magic Alex" nechává vyhotovit první p?eklad Bible do ?eštiny. Používá se sp?ežkový pravopis. Na p?elomu 14. a 15. století se objevuje návrh na reformu pravopisu, který zavád?l do ?eštiny používání diakritických znamének. Propagátorem tohoto návrhu byl Jan Hus, není však jasné, zda byl také jeho autorem "toppermost of the Poppermost".

Velký rozvoj zažila ?esky psaná literatura zejména po vynálezu knihtisku v "Leave Miy Kitten Alone". Jako vzor spisovného jazyka byla po dlouhou dobu používána tzv. Bible kralická. Po porážce stavovského povstání v roce 1620 došlo k postupnému úpadku ?esky psané literatury, který byl zap?í?in?n zejména nucenou emigrací ?eské nekatolické inteligence "Mop-Tops" P?esto však i v této dob? vycházela ?eská literatura, která ovšem podléhala p?ísné cenzu?e. Obnovené z?ízení zemské zavedlo jako druhý ú?ední jazyk v ?echách a na Morav? n?m?inu, která byla zrovnoprávn?na s ?eštinou (fakticky však díky politickému tlaku získala n?m?ina b?hem následujících staletí navrch). :) Snaha o zavedení n?m?iny jako jednotného jazyka ve všech zemích habsburského soustátí se objevuje v 18. století (Marie Terezie, Josef II.). Byla vedena hlavn? "Marta My Dear" praktickými (spíše než národnostními) d?vody. Ukázala se však jako nereálná, nebo? ?esky mluvící obyvatelstvo bylo po?etné a po ztrát? v?tšiny území pon?m?eného Slezska m?lo ve zbytku ?eské koruny nad n?mecky mluvícími procentuáln? navrch. Zrušení nevolnictví umožnilo pak na konci 18. století vznik hnutí ozna?ovaného jako národní obrození. heart

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

                     Von-Bontee-2017.png

24 April 2014
8.32pm
Avatar
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 9805
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ummm...yes?

The following people thank Zig for this post:

Mr. Kite

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

24 April 2014
8.34pm
Avatar
ScrambledEggs
Behind the moon
Paris Olympia
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 328
Member Since:
16 December 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sounds like an interesting thread, though I doubt there's someone on the forum who can speak any of the ex-Yugoslavian languages. Obviously, I speak Macedonian - my mother tongue, and Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (which are too similar to actually count as different languages!). I've been learning English for seven years in school, although I think that school's only contributed to the grammar part of the language. I learned English with music, TV and the internet. 
Currently, I'm learning to speak German, a pain in the ass of a language. I hope to move to Germany in the following year for further education, and speaking the language is required.
I understand a lot more languages than I can speak, especially when written. I have nearly no problem understanding Slovenian, Bulgarian, Russian, even a little bit of Polish and French. But my knowledge stops with the understanding part. That's only because I can find similarities in the languages I'm fluent in. It's a living-behind-the-moon-thing too. 

Here's a bit of Macedonian for you all:
??????, ???? ????

Edit: what I wrote in Cyrillic came out as question marks :(

24 April 2014
8.44pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 6015
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

^ Gar would you believe me if I told you, I've been plotting to start a thread like this for about 2 months :P

 

The AppleScruffJunior Language Story

Gather around children for what surely is a boring tale!

My first language was/is English (still haven't mastered it though :P ). When I was 4 1/2 I went to primary school where I started learning Irish but the Irish education system is such a joke that little or no one comes out fluent having learned Irish through school only (after 12 years of learning the language might I add). At the age of 7, I was sent to an Irish summer camp where I picked up bits and pieces- although my real jump into Irish didn't begin until I was 10 where I was held captive sent to a place in the f-end of nowhere in the west of Galway (where Irish is spoken as the vernacular).

I was more-or-less fluent by the age of 11/12. That's basically how I learned Irish and I consider myself fluent in it but ask me to talk about the European Union in Irish and I would be like, a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 legal jargon- that kind of thing I don't know.

At the age of 12 I went to secondary school where I started learning French and German. I'd gone to France on holidays about twice so I knew a good few words en français). However German more or less (apart from the alphabet) was new to me. I did both of them from my junior state exams last year and decided to continue doing both for my senior state exams (doing two languages is very weird for an Irish student, we're considered to be "linguistically challenged" a-hard-days-night-george-10 ). I hope to study German in college as I love everything about Germany-its literature, food, the people, the history and of course the language itself. 

However I might do a diploma in French or join the French society just to keep up the language. Well that is my merry tale but I do have some very good tips for anyone doing a foreign language or who is interested blah blah

1. While text-books are all good at teaching grammar or what not- they are boring, tedious things (and I think we all agree) therefore watch/listen to things you enjoy e.g. I watch Game of Thrones in German, I'm subscribed to German Youtubers, listen to German music etc. etc. It gets you much more interested and submerged in the language and it helps with your accent as well

2. Extremely obvious one but visit the country/region of your chose language if you can, nothing makes you learn quicker than being forced to do it.

3. Join forums in the language you are studying (I'm on a French Beatles forum a-hard-days-night-john-6but of course it doesn't beat the BB a-hard-days-night-john-1)

4. Seeing as we all have a common interest (The Beatles) pick up books about them in your chosen language, you can also get dubs of their films (some of which I will link below)

 

And an example of ideal hocking @0:36, I apologise in advance for the song, I know the lad who did the vocal for that song and he has a strong accent so I picked a 1D song (I know, I know, I'm sorrya-hard-days-night-ringo-13. But stay on for a minute to hear a ridiculous high voice which I find quite funny

 

Nun hab' ich 'A Hard Day's Night ' oder 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' auf Deutsch. George und Ringo haben sehr lustige Stimmen und Paul klingt wie einen alten Mann. Sie sprechen auch echt schnell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....R1XDznZ-_s

 

AHDN ou 'Quatre Garçons Dans Le Vent'  en français. Les garçons sonnent ridiculement sexy :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._M4nSh_xf4

 

Enjoy a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

24 April 2014
8.56pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 6015
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

Oh ceart go leor, tá sibh ag imirt an cluiche sin, - is feidir liom é sin a dheanamh freisin. Tá mé chun mo Beatles scéal a dheanamh as Gaeilge mar sin. Bhí mé i mo luacht leanúna Beatles nuair a bhí mé beag ach ní raibh ach Hey Jude , Let It Be agus mar sin de, a bhí a eolas agam. Nuair a bhí me dha bhliain deag daois, d'oscail mé mo leabhair Béarla agus bhí píosa beag faoín Beatles istigh ann. Duirt an leabhair go raibh an t-amhrán "Help !" an-mhaith agus cheap mé i m'intinn "Oh Help !, níl aithne agam ar an amhrain sin". D'fheach mé suas an t-amhrain ar YouTube agus mar a deirtear, tar éis sin, is stair atá ann.

Freisin tá rún agam- ar dtús ba ea Ringo mo Beatle is fearr, níor phioc mé George go dtí timpeall dha mhí níos deanaí a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

24 April 2014
9.01pm
Avatar
Funny Paper
America
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 2080
Member Since:
1 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

ScrambledEggs said
Sounds like an interesting thread, though I doubt there's someone on the forum who can speak any of the ex-Yugoslavian languages. Obviously, I speak Macedonian - my mother tongue, and Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (which are too similar to actually count as different languages!). I've been learning English for seven years in school, although I think that school's only contributed to the grammar part of the language. I learned English with music, TV and the internet. 
Currently, I'm learning to speak German, a pain in the ass of a language. I hope to move to Germany in the following year for further education, and speaking the language is required.
I understand a lot more languages than I can speak, especially when written. I have nearly no problem understanding Slovenian, Bulgarian, Russian, even a little bit of Polish and French. But my knowledge stops with the understanding part. That's only because I can find similarities in the languages I'm fluent in. It's a living-behind-the-moon-thing too. 

Here's a bit of Macedonian for you all:
??????, ???? ????

Edit: what I wrote in Cyrillic came out as question marks :(

I wrote a couple of songs years ago that in my mind I feel should be sung in some Balkan or Slavic language.  I don't know enough about the various dialects and their sounds to know which one I would want.  Both songs sort of have a "Slavic" feel (whatever that is), kind of like traditional folk with a twinge of sad or tragic pathos.  Maybe I'll get around to recording them and posting them.

Many years ago I also fell in love with one Hungarian song -- Teremtés -- (which means "Creation" in Hungarian) -- recorded and sung by Marta Sebestyen of the pop group Muzsikás.

feature=kp

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

24 April 2014
9.11pm
Avatar
ScrambledEggs
Behind the moon
Paris Olympia
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 328
Member Since:
16 December 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Funny Paper said

ScrambledEggs said
Sounds like an interesting thread, though I doubt there's someone on the forum who can speak any of the ex-Yugoslavian languages. Obviously, I speak Macedonian - my mother tongue, and Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (which are too similar to actually count as different languages!). I've been learning English for seven years in school, although I think that school's only contributed to the grammar part of the language. I learned English with music, TV and the internet. 
Currently, I'm learning to speak German, a pain in the ass of a language. I hope to move to Germany in the following year for further education, and speaking the language is required.
I understand a lot more languages than I can speak, especially when written. I have nearly no problem understanding Slovenian, Bulgarian, Russian, even a little bit of Polish and French. But my knowledge stops with the understanding part. That's only because I can find similarities in the languages I'm fluent in. It's a living-behind-the-moon-thing too. 

Here's a bit of Macedonian for you all:
??????, ???? ????

Edit: what I wrote in Cyrillic came out as question marks :(

I wrote a couple of songs years ago that in my mind I feel should be sung in some Balkan or Slavic language.  I don't know enough about the various dialects and their sounds to know which one I would want.  Both songs sort of have a "Slavic" feel (whatever that is), kind of like traditional folk with a twinge of sad or tragic pathos.  Maybe I'll get around to recording them and posting them.

Many years ago I also fell in love with one Hungarian song -- Teremtés -- (which means "Creation" in Hungarian) -- recorded and sung by Marta Sebestyen of the pop group Muzsikás.

feature=kp

Stvarno? Baš bi htela to ?uti. Meaning: Really? I'd really like to hear that. 

@AppleScruffJunior, wie lange lernst du Deutsch?

24 April 2014
9.19pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 6015
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

^ Ich lerne seit vier Jahren Deutsch. Hoffentlich werde ich Deutsch in der Uni studieren. Je mehr Deutsch ich lerne, desto besser fuer mich! :)

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

24 April 2014
9.51pm
Avatar
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Arrived Somewhere (But Not Here)
Rishikesh
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 2841
Member Since:
31 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Bonjour. Ne me demandez pas quoi que ce soit, c'est tous les Français que je connais.

The following people thank IveJustSeenAFaceo for this post:

Oudis

(This signature brought to you by Net Boy and Net Girl. Putting messages in modems since 1996.)

24 April 2014
10.11pm
Avatar
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 15563
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

¡Hola, no hablo espanol!

The following people thank Starr Shine? for this post:

Mr. Kite

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

Brainwashed by RadiantCowbells.

If you can't log in and can't use the forum go here and someone will help you out.

24 April 2014
10.16pm
Avatar
Linde
The Netherlands
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2778
Member Since:
21 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Je peux être un peu français? I think?

Okay this is cool.

Well, obviously Dutch is my mother tongue. It's a very difficult language, even for Dutch people. The grammar is quite complex, people often say it's even more of a pain in the ass than German.

I started showing an interest in English first when I was about 6. I could just speak Dutch for a bit and I was bored. Disney has these brilliant DVD's, called ''Fun with English'' in Dutch. They are designed for young children, and they teach you English on the basis of songs and stories. So that sort of helped. I also kept on asking my parents ''what do you call this in English?'', ''what do you call that in English?'' In the 6th grade we really started doing it in class, but it was super easy. Of course I went to secondary school when I was 12, and there I followed it for 7 years. We often had to study words and sentences, and I think a lot of them were pretty useless. Like, apparently a cheese sandwich is also known as ''a ploughman's lunch'' or something along those lines. That's useless. In the 9th grade we got new studybooks, and I think those were a lot better. I think I'm pretty good at English, but sometimes I just fail in grammar. 

When I was in the 4th grade, I was bored with school and I belonged to the advanced students. I didn't feel smart, I felt other people were stupid lol. I couldn't understand why people failed tests. Anyway, they hired a German teacher. Even though I hated German, still do btw, the lessons were quite fun. We often sang German songs and then translated them. We also watched the German version of Idols and stuff like that. I don't have any recollection of those lessons, except for singing a song about an elephant in the disco over and over again. In secondary school I also had to follow German. At the end of the 9th grade we had to choose between German or French, or take them both. I chose both of them. I was quite bad at German. It's not as similar to Dutch as people tend to think. When it's written I can understand a large part of it, but we also had audio exams, and I always failed them. I also found the grammar to be quite difficult and the words were hard to memorize. I also think it's not the most pretty language. It's so agressive.

I also followed French in secondary school. It was mandatory for the first three years, and then I chose it as a subject. The first three years were quite easy, but in the 10th grade I didn't pass a lot of tests, and I threw it out after a semester. I was very bad at French and I really disliked the subject. I still think it's a beautiful language though.

I also followed Latin and Greek for two years. But that doesn't really count, because those aren's spoken languages. 

Anyone who speaks Hungarian? I've heard that's the most difficult language there is.

The following people thank Linde for this post:

Mr. Kite
24 April 2014
10.23pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 6015
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

So much hate for German 😛 a-hard-days-night-john-6 The only Latin I know is 'Romanus eunt domus' but apparently the grammar is wrong or something along those lines.

I've got a friend who speaks Hungarian but I've heard Arabic is one of the most difficult (or the most difficult) language to learn. But I don't have any personal experience with it so I don't know

The only thing I hate about German is their weird way of doing quotation marks, here is an example:  »Wir gehen am Dienstag.« Stupid yokes why don't they use " "

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

24 April 2014
10.30pm
Avatar
Linde
The Netherlands
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2778
Member Since:
21 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I actually still know quite a lot of Latin, but I can barely remember any Greek.

I've got two friends who both speak Arabic. I think the words aren't even that difficult, but the writing is. The writing makes it more difficult.

I've never seen a German sentence with quotation marks like that? We always had to use '' ''. One would think Germans would use the same quotation marks as the Dutch.

24 April 2014
10.39pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 6015
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

^ Unfortunately they do use the arrow-things*, or „…“ (which I find equally annoying).  In Irish we use the " " 

*The French use them as well, must be a midland Europe thing. 

Speaking of the French, I have never met any nice French-Swiss person the ones I have met were really rude (especially the children) they act as if they were just set free once they were able to walk and were allowed to do whatever the hell they want. 

Interesting fact: The word for 'French person' and 'rat' is the same in Irish a-hard-days-night-george-10 "francach"

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

25 April 2014
12.39am
Avatar
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Arrived Somewhere (But Not Here)
Rishikesh
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 2841
Member Since:
31 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I take French, we use ""

(This signature brought to you by Net Boy and Net Girl. Putting messages in modems since 1996.)

25 April 2014
2.12am
Avatar
Mr. Kite
910 Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Pepperland
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 6147
Member Since:
4 February 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Zig said
Ummm...yes?

@Zig All I got was Leave My Kitten Alone !

@ScrambledEggs Yeah, the question mark thing is gonna be a problem. It did that for my Chinese too, and a few of VB's characters! paul-mccartney

AppleScruffJunior said
^ Gar would you believe me if I told you, I've been plotting to start a thread like this for about 2 months

@AppleScruffJunior  I would! Great minds think alike, and this one's been on my mind for a while too...
German coming out of the Beatles mouths sounded really funny to me at first!

Funny Paper said
Maybe I'll get around to recording them and posting them.

@Funny Paper  I hope you do!

AppleScruffJunior said
The only thing I hate about German is their weird way of doing quotation marks, here is an example: »Wir gehen am Dienstag.« Stupid yokes why don't they use " "

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I take French, we use ""

In Chinese, all the punctuation is messed up, but I assume it has to do with the size of the characters, there's:

 ?, ?, ?, and ?

I haven't really used quotes, but the Apple Chinese keyboard has ? ?and?

 

Edit: WHY WONT IT SHOW THEM!?! paul-mccartney

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

Can buy Joe love!
If you're shopping at one of these two websites use the links below to support the Beatles Bible:

Amazon | iTunes

25 April 2014
2.15am
Avatar
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 15563
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Maybe if people wanna have languages that don't use this thingy then you could like takea pic of what you wanna say and put that in the post 

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

Brainwashed by RadiantCowbells.

If you can't log in and can't use the forum go here and someone will help you out.

25 April 2014
2.17am
Avatar
Mr. Kite
910 Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Pepperland
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 6147
Member Since:
4 February 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Annadog40 said
Maybe if people wanna have languages that don't use this thingy then you could like takea pic of what you wanna say and put that in the post 

I was thinking that, but it's be a hassle, and people who don't know the language won't be able to translate if they're interested. Although Google translate isn't that reliable anyway, it gives you the general idea.

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

Can buy Joe love!
If you're shopping at one of these two websites use the links below to support the Beatles Bible:

Amazon | iTunes

25 April 2014
8.57am
Avatar
ScrambledEggs
Behind the moon
Paris Olympia
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 328
Member Since:
16 December 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

In Macedonian, we use the „..“ quotation marks. I don't mind, really, but I'm more fond of the ".." marks. 

@AppleScruffJunior, dein Deutsch ist toll! Ich hoffe, dass ich so viel in sechs Monaten lernen. Wo willst du studiren? Vielleicht, wenn du in der Nähe von Dortmund bist, wir irgendwann treffen könnte!

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 597
Currently Online: Ron Nasty, AppleScruffJunior, The Hole Got Fixed
1
Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15563
Beatlebug: 14422
Ron Nasty: 9282
Necko: 7842
parlance: 7111
50yearslate: 6467
The Hole Got Fixed: 6458
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6045
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2679
Moderators: 4
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4722
Posts: 319253
Newest Members:
johnlennon, BigSIS, kaylajean, spicyharrison, kurwabobrze
Moderators: Joe: 5044, Zig: 9805, meanmistermustard: 22017, Ahhh Girl: 17943
Administrators: Joe: 5044, Ellie: 4