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Which language would you like to learn?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TheLastOne36, Oct 20, 2008.

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What language would you most like to learn?

  1. Spanish

    13 vote(s)
    8.9%
  2. French

    19 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. Italian

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. German

    19 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Dutch

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Polish

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  7. Russian

    12 vote(s)
    8.2%
  8. Greek

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  9. Latin

    7 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. a Scandinavian language

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  11. A Celtic language(in this case, traditional scottish, irish etc.)

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  12. Mandarin

    11 vote(s)
    7.5%
  13. Japanese

    14 vote(s)
    9.6%
  14. Korean

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Shanghainese

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Cantonese

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Vietnamese

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  18. Arabic

    11 vote(s)
    7.5%
  19. Farsi/Persian

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  20. Hindu

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  21. Hebrew

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  22. Other Americas Dialect

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  23. Other European Dialect

    5 vote(s)
    3.4%
  24. Other African Dialect

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  25. Other Asian dialect

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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    Yeah, I'm thinking that it would help me read Kanji. But, as you can see, I've got my hands quite full right now and Japanese is not a priority. I'll do it if I can.
     
  2. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    I don't understand why you'd need to study French, just learn Italian and don't pronounce half the consonants, and speak through your nose ;)

    I apologize. One of my Italian class's favorite activities was ripping on the nearby French class. Anyway, where did you find someone to teach you Bahasa? Did you just go to Indonesia?
     
  3. really

    really Deity

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    A group were invited over to work in a slaughter house there, they settled and brought family, which attracted more and now there is definite Latin feel to that grey town in county Galway.

    The last census says the population of Gort was 2646 of which 884 were born in Brazil. Link
     
  4. Azale

    Azale Deity

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    Mandarin, Korean, and German. All I get in this school is French and Spanish though :(
     
  5. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Well, since I'm progressing somewhat well in French, I'd say Chinese.

    I know it sounds a little Bushian, but I can learn French on my own without supernatural powers.
     
  6. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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    Because the French have always defeated the Italians in battle ;)

    I lived there. Interestingly, I believe Bahasa actually has one of the higher number of speakers in the world by sheer size of population.
     
  7. scherbchen

    scherbchen well that can´t be good

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    a splendid choice if there were such a thing as a universal sign language. heck, even as it is sign language gets my vote.
     
  8. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    note, it's Hindi not Hindu
     
  9. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    yah that was well established as a type. The I and U are next to each other on the keyboard.
     
  10. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    I am already into Japanese. Another language that I would like to learn is German.
     
  11. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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    Lithuanian, so I can visit my home country.
     
  12. Tomoyo

    Tomoyo Fate

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    Finnish, for its cool linguistic properties.
     
  13. Verbose

    Verbose Deity

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    Russian.

    Already have a decent handle on the Germanic and Latin language groups. Need to diversify and break into that huge Slavic world somehow.

    Besides, Russia is damn cool, except for the bits that are bloody frightening. Still, all the more reason to go figure it out.:scan::)

    Or I could take up the Japanese I left off some 15 years ago. Mebbe Chinese... There are so many... :(
     
  14. Phinaeus

    Phinaeus Chieftain

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    I chose German. I'm currently learning French as a foreign language, but I'd much rather have german, due to personal preferences. Hmm and I also read an article in the Economist that Germany is overtaking French as one of the EU's leading lingua franca's? Can anyone clarify this? Plus it dominates the EU do to its industrial strength, from what I read.
     
  15. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    The emerging economies of Eastern Europe are a growing base for German education. In some places, students learn German before English.
     
  16. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    I was going to give Russian a go but was told its ridiculously hard and I have no gift for language
     
  17. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    I currently have Chinese, so... I would like to learn French so I can speak it with an arrogant tone and look down on others =P

    Japanese would be good. It would be nice to understand anime without having to read the subtitles.
     
  18. Fadan80

    Fadan80 Adriana Lima Fan

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    I would like to learn mandarin :eek:


    P.S. Anybody who wants to learn some spanish, just let me know and I can help you! ;)
     
  19. Annex

    Annex Tyranny and Mutation

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    Russian grammar is very difficult (at least to an English speaker like me) as you have to remember cases for conjugation for plural and singular, as well as masculine and feminine. There are a few other aspects but the grammar is my biggest complaint. Vocabulary isnt too bad IMO, and pronunciation is surprisingly easy, at least compared to a native Russian trying to learn to pronounce English words.
     
  20. gangleri2001

    gangleri2001 Garbage day!!!

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    I can Catalan, Spanish, English, German and Mandarin Chinese and I'm studying right now the basics of Basque. So I don't know. Maybe something celtic like Welsh or native american, like Nahuatl and stuff.
     

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