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Spoken Languages

Unread postby Dubhthach » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:36 am

Inspired by "Odd Languages" thread, i thought i start thread regarding what languages that Nekochan members can speak.

Myself: English and Irish (though it's sorta rusty from non-usage).

i recall doing french in school but it's all abit hazy now!
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Unread postby Frapazoid » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:42 am

English.

Trying to learn Polish.

A while back I had some dorky obsession with Icelandic.

Er Isbjornarindrottininn!

...That and some profanities is about as far as it goes.
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:01 am

Mostly English, French, Dutch, German, Polish, Afghan Persian. Was trained in Latin, Ancient Greek and will now receive training in (oddly enough) Middle Dutch. Also a few other languages to a lesser degree, like Armenian, understand a bit of Hindi and some Welsh... (man, did I have too much time on my hands in life or what? :P) Can read, but not speak yet, Rheto-Romance as well.
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Unread postby regan_russell » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:35 am

Interesting... From above... Europeans speak European and Middle Eastern languages.

Myself: Japanese, some Hokkien, Mandarin, Cantonese, small amounts of obsecure Chinese dialects, French fairly well, Slovak, small amounts of German and dialects, a little Svenka, Eesti and Suomi ...mostly from women I have dated. :oops:

I can say "I love you" and "strawberries and cream" in Danish.

I was on a Ibeza/JAL flight, Madrid to Amsterdam and these middle aged Japanese women were anonying everyone, I said something Japanese in an extremely Japanese way and they immediately shut up and learnt their place. It was extremely funny to me and frightening/shocking to them, especially comming from a filthy gaijin. Did they get polite after that, I can tell you. I still think it was funny and that was years ago.

It is always cool to say "excuse me" in their own language as you push past mature women discussing their womens problems on the subway.

Still trying to sound like Yukuuza and Triad. I know all the tough and bad words ;-)


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Unread postby tgc99 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:14 am

Danish and English and ofcourse as a dane I can mostly understand Norwegian and Swedish in written and spoken form.

Rødgrød med Fløde anyone? ;)

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Unread postby MisterDNA » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:27 am

tgc99 wrote:Danish and English and ofcourse as a dane I can mostly understand Norwegian and Swedish in written and spoken form.

Rødgrød med Fløde anyone? ;)

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Unread postby virtualsim » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:21 pm

French and English fluently.
I can decipher written spanish, but not spoken. The opposite with Japanese (someday I'll learn the kanji).


I guess COBOL doesn't count?

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Unread postby Frapazoid » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:26 pm

COBOL? That's a type of cabbage right? No, this thread isn't about food. Git back on topic!
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Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:28 pm

Lets see... I can read French, and can pronounce it very well. Unfortunately I havent used it in years, I fear that within a couple years I may lose the ability to speak it. I can speak some German, mostly just profanity and very basic conversational.

I still prefer Blinkengerman:

Ist easy droppenpacket der routers und overloaden der backbone mit der spammen und der me-tooen!

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tgc99 wrote:
Rødgrød med Fløde anyone? ;)

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Unread postby TaoTeCheese » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:23 pm

Just english and a little japanese in my case...


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Unread postby Jodeman » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:10 am

Fluent
English, Taishanese

"I can get by but could be better":
French, Cantonese,

"I don't have any friends that speak it so I've forgotten a lot of what I learned":
Mandarin

A few phrases and words here and there:
Italian, Greek
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Unread postby BetXen » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:45 am

My mother tongue is french. I've learned german, latin and ancient greek, but... have quite forgotten everything.

As you can read, a can write and speak approximate english too. Have to learn it properly some days.

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Unread postby Oskar45 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:01 pm

Viennese, German, some English. Latin in school. Once upon a time a bit of Sanskrit and, at the university, Hindi [although by now I've forgotten almost everything]. Nowadays I try my mouth at Swahili to help me on my regular Africa trips...
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Unread postby foetz » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:11 pm

Hakimoto wrote:Mostly English, French, Dutch, German, Polish, Afghan Persian. Was trained in Latin, Ancient Greek and will now receive training in (oddly enough) Middle Dutch. Also a few other languages to a lesser degree, like Armenian, understand a bit of Hindi and some Welsh... (man, did I have too much time on my hands in life or what? :P) Can read, but not speak yet, Rheto-Romance as well.


:shock: :shock: :shock: (jaw dropped down)

awesome :P and at least for german i can confirm it's perfect!

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Unread postby jhaddon » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:31 pm

I speak english. I learned extremely basic spanish and french in school, but through lack of practice have forgotten just about everything.

I would like to learn mandarin and irish


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