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
What languages can you speak?
16 September 2017
11.59am
Avatar
SgtPeppersBulldog
Swinging London
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3069
Member Since:
1 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
161sp_Permalink sp_Print

Well, I've spoke briefly about this before, but I'm learning French, and have been doing so since primary school. Currently learning how to use the 'y' (there) pronoun. E.g. J'y habite depuis trois ans (I have lived there for three years.)

"Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles... " 

 2017: 

 
17 September 2017
9.56pm
Avatar
WeepingAtlasCedars
Gelzelha, The Void
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2582
Member Since:
10 April 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
162sp_Permalink sp_Print

I can speak English and a tiny amount of German (as of right now, at least).

Grüß dich! Ich heiße WeepyC.

I sure hope I didn't make any mistakes there; I don't believe that I did. a-hard-days-night-john-3

The following people thank WeepingAtlasCedars for this post:

Martha, Beatlebug, SgtPeppersBulldog

"WeepyC came into the fray as the premier Jimmy Page fan, and will remain." - sir walter raleigh

 

2016 & 2017: Username-Badge.png

17 September 2017
11.55pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 8009
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
163sp_Permalink sp_Print

Oh, @Martha, your presence is required!a-hard-days-night-john-6

I learnt French for 3 years, but I'm not sure I can remember much.

Though I can remember this: 'Je voudrais un pamplemousse.

The following people thank The Hole Got Fixed for this post:

Martha, Beatlebug, SgtPeppersBulldog, WeepingAtlasCedars

#AppleHoley2020: Get smelly people cleaned up! /-/ Make America hygienic again!
2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png 2019 awards: Ringo-2019.png
aus-flag-v-small.png

18 September 2017
12.15am
Avatar
Martha
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1277
Member Since:
27 February 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
164sp_Permalink sp_Print

That's as correct as it can be!a-hard-days-night-john-6paul-mccartney-thumb_gif (I'm not sure that sentence of mine was correct though, it sounds a bit strange to my ears...)

Anyway, since I'm here: I can speak German fluently and I can speak English, that's it pretty much. I understand quite a lot Italian and Spanish but speaking is a totally different kettle of fish.a-hard-days-night-paul-3

The following people thank Martha for this post:

Beatlebug, Ahhh Girl, SgtPeppersBulldog, WeepingAtlasCedars

Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

24 September 2017
6.11pm
Avatar
never wears a mac
just west of liverpool
Casbah Coffee Club
Members
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
24 June 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I start an extremely part-time job as a French grammar teacher this week! I feel it might be hard getting the students to find the class interesting …

The following people thank never wears a mac for this post:

SgtPeppersBulldog
24 September 2017
6.23pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19572
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
166sp_Permalink sp_Print

Tell them it is the language of love.

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

never wears a mac
25 September 2017
8.41am
Avatar
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 15953
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
167sp_Permalink sp_Print

How is everyone with con-languages like Esperanto, Klingon and others?

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.

16 February 2018
12.53pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 7238
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
168sp_Permalink sp_Print

lvl80hwidgg01.pngImage Enlarger

The following people thank AppleScruffJunior for this post:

Beatlebug, WeepingAtlasCedars

 

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

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

16 February 2018
1.01pm
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 17398
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
169sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hahaha, love it @AppleScruffJunior

How 'bout alingual? Panlingual (O MY)? ahdn_george_06

it verges from the sublime to the ridiculote
New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here.
ScotsIrishFlag-1.jpeg Blueberries1.png Vietnam Heritage and Freedom Flag
StarSpangledBanner.png

16 February 2018
6.21pm
Avatar
Father McKenzie
Liverpool England
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1544
Member Since:
14 November 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
170sp_Permalink sp_Print

English,and I studied German at school. I've forgotten a lot of it though. I should have carried it on,as i was quite good at it

Still writing the words to the sermon that no one will hear......

19 February 2018
1.05pm
Avatar
Necko
Earth
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 7917
Member Since:
10 November 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
171sp_Permalink sp_Print

Father McKenzie said
English,and I studied German at school. I've forgotten a lot of it though. I should have carried it on,as i was quite good at it  

Same here.  I took Italian in high school and German in college.  People always said to me "Why didn't you take Spanish instead?  It's more useful in America."  I can't really argue with that, but everybody takes Spanish.  I wanted to be different.

The following people thank Necko for this post:

Beatlebug

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

Most likely to post things that make you go hmm... 2015, 2016, 2017. 

19 February 2018
1.22pm
Avatar
PurplishRain
The Cold Waters of Lake Minnetoka
Ed Sullivan Show
Members
Forum Posts: 476
Member Since:
25 December 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
172sp_Permalink sp_Print

Of course i speak english as it is my first language.

But i know Haitian Creole, French and a little bit of Spanish

"Dinner with Delores Must be some kind of sin
Like a Brontosaurus  She was packin' it in" -Prince

Prince_logo.png

24 February 2018
5.49pm
Avatar
Little Piggy Dragonguy
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3915
Member Since:
5 November 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
173sp_Permalink sp_Print

Necko said

Same here.  I took Italian in high school and German in college.  People always said to me "Why didn't you take Spanish instead?  It's more useful in America."  I can't really argue with that, but everybody takes Spanish.  I wanted to be different.  

You could have taken Spanish and still have been "different". All you would have had to do was learn the language. I took four years of Spanish in high school, and even in the fourth year most of the kids couldn't understand or speak it. You'd ask them how they were and they'd tell you their name.  

The following people thank Little Piggy Dragonguy for this post:

Beatlebug

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit 

24 February 2018
6.22pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19572
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
174sp_Permalink sp_Print

I wish I could speak dog.

I know, I know. I need to stay-on-topic

24 February 2018
8.36pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 8009
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
175sp_Permalink sp_Print

Ahhh Girl said
I wish I could speak dog.

I know, I know. I need to stay-on-topic  

Why? Dog is still a language.

One of my friends challenged me to learn Dutch at the start of this year. At the same time, he challenged himself to learn Esperanto... I've learnt much more Dutch than he's learnt of Esperanto. Nu ik spreek een beetje Nederlands!a-hard-days-night-ringo-6So many Dutch speakers on the BB... but many more English speakers though.

The following people thank The Hole Got Fixed for this post:

Beatlebug, Ahhh Girl

#AppleHoley2020: Get smelly people cleaned up! /-/ Make America hygienic again!
2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png 2019 awards: Ringo-2019.png
aus-flag-v-small.png

24 February 2018
8.38pm
Avatar
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 15953
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
176sp_Permalink sp_Print

Though aren't the majority of the Dutch Bi-lingual?

Also non-human language is a conversational thing on whether it can be considered a language.

The following people thank Starr Shine? for this post:

Ahhh Girl

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 February 2018
9.11pm
Avatar
Little Piggy Dragonguy
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3915
Member Since:
5 November 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
177sp_Permalink sp_Print

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. 

The following people thank Little Piggy Dragonguy for this post:

The Hole Got Fixed, Ahhh Girl

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit 

24 February 2018
10.41pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 8009
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
178sp_Permalink sp_Print

Starr Shine? said
Though aren't the majority of the Dutch Bi-lingual?

Yes, I think about 85-90% of Dutch people can speak English fluently.a-hard-days-night-paul-10

The following people thank The Hole Got Fixed for this post:

Beatlebug

#AppleHoley2020: Get smelly people cleaned up! /-/ Make America hygienic again!
2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png 2019 awards: Ringo-2019.png
aus-flag-v-small.png

25 February 2018
4.12am
Avatar
Pineapple Records
Shea Stadium
Members
Forum Posts: 844
Member Since:
14 May 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
179sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'm still learning how to speak Beatlese, but I'm not as fluent as many of the BBers...

The following people thank Pineapple Records for this post:

Beatlebug, Ahhh Girl

A ginger sling with a pineapple heart,

a coffee dessert, yes you know it's good news...

25 February 2018
10.37am
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 17398
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
180sp_Permalink sp_Print

I believe it is true that animals do not have language in the sense of a complex vocal-based communication system that describes abstract concepts and provides a means for knowledge to passed on down generations.

it verges from the sublime to the ridiculote
New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here.
ScotsIrishFlag-1.jpeg Blueberries1.png Vietnam Heritage and Freedom Flag
StarSpangledBanner.png

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online: vonbontee, Tony Japanese, 50yearslate
Guest(s) 1
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15953
Ron Nasty: 10983
50yearslate: 8645
Necko: 7917
AppleScruffJunior: 7238
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6064
sir walter raleigh: 5157
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2591
Moderators: 6
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4930
Posts: 352505
Newest Members:
jaja714, napawo, JoanLemon, gustavowoltmann, Woodentop
Moderators: Joe: 5164, Zig: 9812, meanmistermustard: 23337, Ahhh Girl: 19572, Beatlebug: 17398, The Hole Got Fixed: 8009
Administrators: Joe: 5164