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The Foreign Language Thread
10 April 2016
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Argh I can't use this thread. Scotland HAD a language called Gaelic. But I can't speak that because we all speak English here. Most people(myself included, when I am talking to other scots) speak a variant of English called Auld Scots and the posh people speak normal English. I have French class and I'm starting Spanish but I am SHIT. I can't do languages AT ALL, unfortunately

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Can't do any languages other than English.

 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

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Gaelic. It would be good to learn the language of the natives (lol)

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Starr Shine? said
Can't do any languages other than English.

 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Italian, I studied it along side Spanish last summer. 

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Starr Shine? question marked? 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Irish sounds pretty gear, I guess a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Starr Shine? said
If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Spanish. I already speak it a little, but I would like to become fluent.

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11 April 2016
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Starr Shine? said
Can't do any languages other than English.

 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Welsh. I used to be more fluent but nowadays I only remember a few dozen words and am having trouble pronouncing my double-ll.

As in Llandegfan where I used to live.

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Starr Shine? question marked? 
If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Irish sounds pretty gear, I guess a-hard-days-night-paul-7

(AppleScruffJunior cries happy tears at having influenced me so)  

 

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Anyways to answer the question, I would probably pick one that would improve my job chances so Russian or Mandarin...probably Mandarin. It's too much hassle/I can't be bothered to teach them to myself/go to classes so it'd be handy to just instantly know it.

Although I think I might do a Chinese Language and Culture evening course next year so who knows the Mandarin-learning might become reality, even though I probably wouldn't be able to say the tones correctly and they wouldn't be able to understand me but you know one can hope....

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AppleScruffJunior enquired:

Anybody doing a thesis in linguistics, there's a good idea. Looking at 'cut spelling' and the ability of each age bracket to read it.

Can someone show it to a child ( Silly Girl  does Little Girl want to take part in an experiment?) and see if they can read it.

I can read it, but it gives me a headache and stresses me out.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Starr Shine? asked 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Actually, I've wanted to learn German for quite a while now, so I suppose that would be the language I'd learn.

(I've wanted to read Klaus Voormann's autobiography, but I can't!  a-hard-days-night-paul-3)

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WeepingAtlasCedars said

Starr Shine? asked 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Actually, I've wanted to learn German for quite a while now, so I suppose that would be the language I'd learn.

(I've wanted to read Klaus Voormann's autobiography, but I can't!  a-hard-days-night-paul-3)

@AppleScruffJunior has been translating it for people. You might get in on that project.

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Ahhh Girl said

WeepingAtlasCedars said

Starr Shine? asked 

If you could instantly learn a language, what would you pick? (anyone can respond)

Actually, I've wanted to learn German for quite a while now, so I suppose that would be the language I'd learn.

(I've wanted to read Klaus Voormann's autobiography, but I can't!  a-hard-days-night-paul-3)

@AppleScruffJunior has been translating it for people. You might get in on that project.

Tho it appears @AppleScruffJunior has been influenced by Apple ('Let It Be '), Mark Lewisohn ('Tune In') and Paul ('Archive' series) in regards to when it is expected to see the light of day and be completed. 

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Would ye believe me if I said, I'd have a chapter out for ye by the end of this week? I don't have much planned and I only have about 6 pages left which would take me about an hour to do so it's possible.

 

Damn life has me caught up, the only time I could work on it the majority of times would be from 10pm+ and by then I'm generally too tired to be translating Klaus' weird metaphors.

 

I GUARANTEE IT WILL BE FINISHED BY AUGUST 2016.

I will be in Germany for 2-3 weeks in August and I have my entire mornings free so anything left of the book, I'll finish then.

Once I have oral weeks done with my students (next week), I'll launch into the book again just to appease ye ahdn_george_08.

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^ Yeah if I don't, then feel free to ban me until I finish it off- I don't like having it hanging-in-the-air as much as ye do.

 

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Would ye believe me if I said, I'd have a chapter out for ye by the end of this week?

No a-hard-days-night-john-4

 

Witness: on 13 April 2016, AppleScruffJunior brazenly declared: 

I GUARANTEE IT WILL BE FINISHED BY AUGUST 2016.

We'll hold ye to it a-hard-days-night-john-5

I don't like having it hanging-in-the-air as much as ye do.

Oh, aye, we just love having it hanging in the air a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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^ Yeah if I don't, then feel free to ban me until I finish it off- I don't like having it hanging-in-the-air as much as ye do.

Banning you wont get the work done quicker. We'll take away your access to all things Dhani and George and every time you complete a page we'll give you back 1 song of theirs - tho chosen by us.

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The first song to give back will be Piggies .

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meanmistermustard said

AppleScruffJunior said
^ Yeah if I don't, then feel free to ban me until I finish it off- I don't like having it hanging-in-the-air as much as ye do.

Banning you wont get the work done quicker. We'll take away your access to all things Dhani and George and every time you complete a page we'll give you back 1 song of theirs - tho chosen by us.

 

 

Fine then.

 

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