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What languages can you speak?
25 February 2018
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Little Piggy Dragonguy said
It shouldn't be considered controversial on whether or not non-human language is language. My sociology teacher was telling us last week that "animals" are not as intelligent as humans and one main reason is that they don't have language. It's ironic because it was the same day she was teaching on ethnocentrism. Humans think they are superior to other animals and have certain special qualities other animals don't (like language and culture) because they are judging other species on human standards. Just because we can't understand other species of animals does not mean they do not have language. It only means that what language they may have is not completely comprehensible to us. I communicate with my dogs, just as my dogs do with me. I don't speak dog, but I can speak in a way that is understood by them.   

My dog knows the word LAKE very well. LOL This is her reaction when I say the word beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Someone I know had got their dog down to "what are you wearing?" to immediately trigger a dash for the lead and waggy anticipation of a walk.

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ewe2 said
Someone I know had got their dog down to "what are you wearing?" to immediately trigger a dash for the lead and waggy anticipation of a walk.  

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Related to that:

Apparently, our old dog (who I don't remember really, as he passed when I was about a toddler) learned to recognise "walk", and eventually you couldn't even say "W", because he'd learned what was meant by that, too.

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Ok, I think Irish has officially won the 'coolest' minority language award.

 

The fabulous folks at Ráidio Rí Rá, (who I've been luck enough to meet and sometimes work with a bunch of times) have manged to get Wheatus to record Teenage Dirtbag or 'Stócach Brocach' (literally means 'Smutty Lad') in Irish. Now isn't that bloody cool, up yours Welsh!

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For those of you learning German, an interview with George. The presenter speaks in German and George's responses are overdubbed with a German interpreter. I think he found the experience funny, you can see him wanting to laugh quite a lot especially when the presenter says "you've earned a load of money!" (the famous German bluntness in effect there)

I'd say it's B2 level btw but a late A2-B1 should be able to get the jist of what they're saying.

 

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I was listening to an 'English as a foreign language' podcast a few days ago and the presenter was talking about showing his class an interview with Paul (this one in fact)

 

and having the students answer questions. They were all B2-English learners and freaked out when they heard Paul talk, asking the teacher "do English-speakers think he talks weird??? Do you find him easy to understand???". I imagine it's a baptism by fire having a Paul interview be part of your listening test. He uses a load of slang and likes to put on silly voices 'acting' out the players in the story.

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I can speak American, English, Australian, and Canadian.

This calls for a Pitbull meme:

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Reporter: Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?
Ringo Starr: He’s great. Especially his poetry.

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I can speak American, English, Australian, and Canadian.

  

I doubt it, mate. That ain't a fair shake of the sauce bottle what you said. Like, seriously, that bottle has no more dead horse in it at all. None. Not even enough for a parma. 

Don't kid us m8.

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The Hole Got Fixed said

silverhammerYT said

I can speak American, English, Australian, and Canadian.

  

I doubt it, mate.

Uhhh... ok then, lemme try:

*clears throat* Good eye might! 

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Yep I should find another corner to hide myself away in, seeing as @50yearslate blockaded the old one...

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Reporter: Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?
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It's ok... you can be an honorary Australian if you wish - just familiarise yourself with this list

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silverhammerYT said

The Hole Got Fixed said

silverhammerYT said

I can speak American, English, Australian, and Canadian.

  

I doubt it, mate.

Uhhh... ok then, lemme try:

*clears throat* Good eye might! 

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Yep I should find another corner to hide myself away in, seeing as @50yearslate blockaded the old one...

  

One step ahead of you... I've blockaded them all

*evil grin*

I speak Murican too. Also a very tiny bit of French. 

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The Hole Got Fixed said
It's ok... you can be an honorary Australian if you wish - just familiarise yourself with this list

That list is bewdy, thanks.

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The past, present, and future all walk into a bar at the same time. It was tense

Edit: This was supposed to be in this thread, oh well...

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Reporter: Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?
Ringo Starr: He’s great. Especially his poetry.

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Aussie slang, Nutopian and English.

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AppleScruffJunior said
...and having the students answer questions. They were all B2-English learners and freaked out when they heard Paul talk, asking the teacher "do English-speakers think he talks weird??? Do you find him easy to understand???". I imagine it's a baptism by fire having a Paul interview be part of your listening test. He uses a load of slang and likes to put on silly voices 'acting' out the players in the story.

haha this reminds me of the first time I watched AHDN in 2009. I had just become a Beatles fan and I got A Hard Day's Night for Christmas. My mom, brother and I watched it together Christmas morning and we could barely understand anything they were saying. It took me a few months of watching endless interviews of theirs to really be able to understand their accents. 

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