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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Interceptor, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Interceptor

    Interceptor

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    Basically, a topic where you indicate which languages are you speaking and on what level.
    I start here:

    Bulgarian - Mother Language (18 years)
    English - Proficient (11 years of studying + TOEFL and soon SAT I)
    German - Intermediate (Roughly 4 years of studying of doubtful orderliness)
    Dutch - Beginner (Studied a little from pure interest)
    Russian - Beginner (I've learnt a lot during my linguistics courses, most problems were given in Russian)
    Latin - Very limited vocabulary and grammar (Again, pure and somewhat professional interest)

    Around 50 another languages on the level "several words". Most of them learnt during linguistics courses. Some are very interesting, like Ancient Manchurian or Tocharian A.
     
  2. -Spirit Hunter-

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    Serbian - Super Mega Ultra Grandmaster (15.5 years)
    English - Pro (But only at speaking, I'm around "Intermediate" when it comes to writing it)
    Croatia - He, he
    Latin - Only few phrases and words...
    German - I know how to say "pig", "one", "two", "minute"...etc.
     
  3. Zombie

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    Hungarian: 17 years
    English: 10 years (No certificate, always too busy or lazy to attend)
    German: 7 years (Thanks to the lacking quality of our teachers' teaching methods, I hardly know a few sentence structures and words)
    Russian: 2 years of both passive and active learning with smaller interruptions, mere self-interest.
    French: 2 months of fucking up the class morale, then I got kicked and switched back to German.
     
  4. TheDivineBoss

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    Dutch - 17 (almost 18) years, mother language.
    English - Second language, 7 years, too much TV yeah.
    French - Boy I hate it, 2 years.
    German - Better than French though since it's similar to Dutch, 3 years.
     
  5. Masiah

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    Spanish - Been living in Spain for 11 years.
    Catalan - I wonder if anyone knows about Catalan around here... anyways, 11 years of study and practice too.
    Russian - 6 years living in Russia + 11 years of study, but my level isn't as good as it should be ¬¬. Only 1 hour of class each week.
    English - 11 years of study and practice, currently studying for the Proficiency certificate.
    French - I studied French for two years... then abandoned the lessons... and forgot nearly everything. C'est la vie.
    + Random words, expressions and phrases from many different languages including japonese, latin, chinese, german, etc.
     
  6. Gilles

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    English.
     
  7. raid1000

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    you forgot about 1337 speak witch is ubber BBQ!
     
  8. Linaze

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    Swedish - 15 years.
    English - 8 years.
    German - 3½ years.
     
  9. Pins

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    French (mother tongue), english (around 10-12 years), a bit spanish (4-5 years), even less german (a few monthes :D).
    I'm planning to learn german more thorougly, though...
     
  10. graystuff111

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    English - First launguage and I still cant spell
    Spanish - Like 2 or 3 years, I never really payed attention though
    Chinese - almost 1 year, its a super easy class, I havnt payed attention all year and I get B's
     
  11. Interceptor

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    Hm, Traditional or Simple Chinese?
    If it's simple, I know there are 17 basic hieroglyphs and 216 "keys" which are easily memorized with an English poem. But how the hell do you determine the number of each "key"?
     
  12. graystuff111

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    Simplified, but thats just for writing it. I have no idea about the keys, I havnt been paying attention in class.
     
  13. Interceptor

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    Well, generally, there are 17 basic hieroglyphs, each consisting of a determined number of lines, equal to its number, i.e. base 1 has 1 line, base 2 - 2 lines, etc. Their meaning is memorized by an English poem, with 17 rows. For example, base 17 means "flute" and we know that because there is a word "flute" in the 17th row of the poem.
    The "keys" are built on that bases and each key has a number, which is also memorized by that poem. Thing is that I just can't remember the method and now it eats me outside because you mentioned Chinese! All I can recall right now is that the letters W, H, and Y are ignored (remember "Never mind WHY" - these letters are ignored).
    Bah, if you remember what I'm talking about, I will be grateful if you tell me the method.
     
  14. Ghost765

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    English (First Language)
    Korean (Not really good at it even though i am Korean)
    Spanish (Took for like 4 years when i was in elementary school in California
    Simplified Mandarin/French/Japanese/Spanish (Took each course per semester, its like an introduction to which language you wanted to take next year)
    German (Gonna take it for 4 years, know a tiny bit.)
     
  15. ~Void~

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    English - 15+ years
    Spanish - 4 years
    French - 3 years
    Latin - 1-ish years
     
  16. Gausslander

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    English - 23 years
    Spanish - 15 years
    Portuguese - 3 years
    German - 2 months
     
  17. Joe-black-5

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    -Arabic (mother language)
    -Lebanese Arabic (I live in Lebanon :/ )
    -French (school)
    -English (leraned it from Tv + Uni)
     
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    Swedish - Since I was about 3 years old :p

    English - Since I was about 10 or something

    Spanish - I know some stuff have soon studied it for a year or so . . .

    German - Can count to 3 and say "watch out" . . .
     
  19. Masiah

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    I wonder what for you need to count up to 3 and then say "watch out".

    ...

    Oh sh-
     
  20. Restor

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    Slovak (mother language)
    Czech (i understand everything and can speak fluently and write good, but I dont know all about grammar)
    Polish (i understand the meaning of majority, but cannot speak it, very similiar to slovak)
    English (10 years, I can understand most common dialogs&texts, and with dictionary I think I can understand almost everything)
    German (6 years, I HATE IT!!!, I remember words like guten tag, etc etc, i know only few basics)
    Latin (2 very intensive semesters, the same hard as german, but not that ugly, most words are similiar to english, I can make dialoge with some "native" speaker if I meet some)
    GUI (7 years, almost 100%)
    JASS (only custom script via GUI action "custom script" like deleting leaks)