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#21 Almin

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

And you guys get the same word "you" meaning both plural and singular, German with those incredibly long words ("Kugelschreiber" = "pen" / "Süßigkeiten" = "candies"!), spanish speakers speak too fast...


I laughed out very loud! Kugelschreiber is, in my very german opinion, the only word that makes sense, because it's a writer("Schreiber") with a ball inside("Kugel") and Süßigkeiten are things(~"-keiten") which taste sweet("süß"). But how can one invent words like "candies" or "pen" out of nothing? :blink: :D :shrug:
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#22 Jeru

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

Webster says "pen" is from Latin penna, pinna feather and "candy" is... wait for it... from Arabic qandī candied, from qand crystallized sugar.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:51 AM

Webster says "pen" is from Latin penna, pinna feather and "candy" is... wait for it... from Arabic qandī candied, from qand crystallized sugar.


And "Süß" and "Sweet" share the same root, as both english and german are of the same branch (West-Germanic) of indo-european languages, and then the first took the Anglo-frisian way and the latter took the high germanic way down the path to their forms nowadays.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

@Enrique: Do you really speak klingon? Hehehe. It's hard to see a ST fan nowadays. If I only knew how to speak like R2-D2... :P


Haha, nope. I was kidding around. I'm a big Star Wars fan.
I never seen Star Trek series. I guess Star wars is enough science fiction for me :P
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

French here, fairly fluent in English, my German isn't too bad and I've got basics in Russian.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

Norwegian, English, some Spanish (Had it for two years in school), a bit of French and a tiny little bit of Italian. Though Chinese and Russian is something that I want to learn, at some point :)

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

German with those incredibly long words ("Kugelschreiber" = "pen" / "Süßigkeiten" = "candies"!)


Heh. The longest attested word in the German language is "Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän" (meaning: Captain in employment of the Danube steam ship company). And the fun thing is, you can add more words to make it even longer and still be grammatically correct.:P

So, yeah, I speak German (native) and English. I had a bit of Spanish in school, and I had Latin, so I have a fairly good approach to languages like Italian, Spanish etc. who are Latin derivatives. Same is true for Ancient Greek in relation to Modern Greek. I really speak just German and English, though.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

I've been trying to learn French, but there is a lot involved in it. e.g. "ou" (or) v.s. "où" (where). Why does one accent make a different word? *sigh*


Même les français se trompent régulièrement là-dessus :D(et soupirent par la même occasion).
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

Même les français se trompent régulièrement là-dessus :D(et soupirent par la même occasion).


Certains ne savent même pas la différence... Dès fois je désespère car les bases du Français ne sont même plus connues!

Au fait, comme vous l'aurez remarqué, un Français de plus! :D
Je parle un peu Anglais (mais pas très bien: Bi-cause aïe s'pique véri goude inegliche! M'ail dear), j'ai fais aussi un peu d'Allemand, et du Latin, mais je dois avouer que je suis un peu rouillé!
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:38 AM

Sum discens lingua latinae. = I am learning the Latin language.
It enables me to comprehend its derivatives to some extent (especially Italian and Spanish).
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#31 majapahit

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

I'm from the island of Java,
I speak Javanese.

http://en.wikipedia....vanese_language

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

I'm from the island of Java,
I speak Javanese.


That's interesting, thanks for sharing :)
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#33 kubasama

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

Polish. english, german
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:02 AM

I wouldn't say I'm fluent (I took just over two years), but I know Arabic. I can read biblical Hebrew and Aramaic decently, but that's ancient language. I know some Greek, French, and Spanish too, but I'm far from an expert.
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#35 KayEhn

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

Soy Americano, pero yo hablo un poco de espanol y mucho ingles :) Mi hermano habla mucho espanol tambien.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

Io sono mono lingua(italiano) però uso il traduttore per l'inglese
I am single language (Italian) but use a translator for English
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:08 PM

Catala
Castellano (o español)
Français
English
e capisco italiano eu portugueis
Ĉu iu parolas esperanto?
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

void OnGUI() {
if (GUI.Button(new Rect 10,10,150,100),"I speak")) {
print ("cSharp :P!");
}

Edited by Lcbrewer, 25 May 2012 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:50 AM

I speak Portuguese and English, and I want to Learn German, Dutch, Swedish and Esperanto.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:59 PM

English and Spanish fluently and a little bit of Arabic, Latin, and Ancient Greek. I'm trying to teach myself Ancient Egyptian-- If anybody speaks that I'd like some help maybe!
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