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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby Encarnacion » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:39 am UTC

Here to chime in as a speaker of English, Southwestern US American "dialect", and Spanish, pertaining especially to Baja California, Mexico. I also know a bit of American Sign Langage words, but no true grammar skills yet, and a few words and phrases in Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek. I can fake my way through understanding written Portuguese, French, and sometimes Italian.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby ZLVT » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:20 am UTC

That's rather impressive, but are you sure you weren't looking for this thread? Welcome to the forum, enjoy.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby neelakantankk » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:15 pm UTC

Let's see, I know...

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby ZLVT » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:40 am UTC

Yes, this isn't specific to native languages (cf. threads on Volapük, Klingon, Esperanto, Toki Pona, and Anglisc) so feel free to start one.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby LittleKey » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:28 am UTC

I'm interested as to why there isn't a North Germanic language practice thread. I would make one, but I don't speak any Scandinavian language. If I'm succesful in my pursuit of Norwegian, I'll make a Norwegian or a general North Germanic language thread. But seeing as I don't, why doesn't someone else do it instead?
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby steewi » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:10 am UTC

I'm interested as to why there isn't a North Germanic language practice thread.


I've seen Danish and Swedish floating around somewhere. Are they on the OP?

EDIT: Apparently not, but here is the Danish thread. It could do with revival.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby ZLVT » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:23 am UTC

Swedish and Danish are both on the OP and there was debate as to a Norwegian thread (iirc), but I don't think there was much support. Swedish is also waning a bit so a N. Germanic thread might be good.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Klingon added]

Postby LittleKey » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:27 am UTC

Oh hahaha, I went right by Danish and Swedish without seeing them, on the OP. Yeah, a united N. Germanic thread would be excellent.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Arabic added]

Postby Pit » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:03 pm UTC

I'm not sure many people speak this (or plan to learn it), but I know Bahasa Indonesia, and through that, Tagalog (Filipino).
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Arabic added]

Postby ZLVT » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:12 pm UTC

I think we've had some discussion on Bahasa before, don't know about Tagalog.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Arabic added]

Postby Pit » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:39 am UTC

Oh? If there are more people who speak either, we could definitely start a practice thread...
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Arabic added]

Postby ZLVT » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:51 am UTC

So now we play the waiting game.

Anyone speak Tagalog/Bahasa?
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Etni » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:42 am UTC

Another Finn reporting in.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:39 am UTC

I think you guys should start a thread, there seem to be quite a few floating around.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Arabic added]

Postby LittleKey » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:25 pm UTC

Pit wrote:I'm not sure many people speak this (or plan to learn it), but I know Bahasa Indonesia, and through that, Tagalog (Filipino).

If you know them, why not start the thread? If there are any other speakers they'll show up once they see the thread. I say try it.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Celtic Minstrel » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:17 am UTC

Does anyone speak Welsh here?
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:29 am UTC

No, but damn that'd be cool.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Quarian » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:13 pm UTC

Ooh, there was another Finn up there. Yes, Finnish is my native language too. I also speak English (fluent), French (not quite as fluently) and Swedish (we have to study Swedish). So if anyone wishes to ask anything, feel free.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Rilian » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:43 pm UTC

I'm learning Romanian.
I also learn spanish, german, and french, but I take classes for those in summer. However, I can find no romanian classes.

My CS teacher, who is from romania, told us this in class:

Asa e usor a scrie renumitul si utilul numar.
3....1...4..1...5......9........2...6.....5
And I'm -2.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:18 pm UTC

Care to explain?
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Rilian » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

Oh.

It means "Thus it is easy to write the renowned and useful number."

The number of letters in each word is the number in pi, with "asa" refering to the 3 before the decimal point.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:05 am UTC

hey that's cool. I just keep 3.14159265358 in my head
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby thornahawk » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

I present myself as being a good speaker of Filipino (which strictly speaking is derived from Tagalog but != to it).

F'rinstance...

The Tagalog syllabary is A Ba Ka Da E Ga Ha I La Ma Na Pa Ra Sa Ta U Wa Ya

while Filipino borrows the 26 letters of the English alphabet plus Ñ and Ng. :)

...and since Filipino now tends to borrow a lot of words from a lot of other languages nowadays, only very few really speak Tagalog.

Anyway... just to convince you that I can do Filipino/Tagalog:

Magagawa ko kayong kausapin sa wikang Filipino. Kung ninanais ninyong masanay makipag-usap sa wikang Filipino ay narito ako upang mag-turo.

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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Julien » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:32 pm UTC

Ok you're gonna cry. Not that I'm impressive, but most that I'm a bit frightening. I speak :
-Belgian French
-South-African English
-Luxembourgish, or at least Luxembourg German
-Afrikaans, or at least very bad Dutch

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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:45 am UTC

What's luxembourgish like? It sounds like german pronounced as french.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Neris » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:14 am UTC

I speak tagalog.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:33 am UTC

Yay, now pit has a chat buddy.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Pit » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:02 pm UTC

This makes Pit a happy person since her Tagalog and Bahasa has been dying due to the introduction of college (and thus, less talking to family members)
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby thornahawk » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:16 am UTC

If any of you start a Filipino thread, I would be quite happy to talk a bit on the nuances. ;) Takers?

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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby Probably Human » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:32 am UTC

I'm supposed to be able to speak a little bit of French, but so far one of the only things I can remember is "Je suis poisson." I can speak some Indonesian, and a few words in Spanish. I think that Indonesian has to be one of the easiest languages to learn, all the words are spelt exactly how they sound! Thank god for phonetics.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:09 am UTC

anyone speak persian here? I'm taking it but I could use help with the tenses.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby geomailer » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:47 pm UTC

Hi, I'm a new reader from Hungary (haha, who would have thought a Hungarian started this topic) and I like these linguistic topics a lot. You can put me up in the Hungarian group and I also speak German on middle level.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:57 am UTC

Alas, we have no magyar thread yet, but I may start one as there seem to be a few floating around. Amugy Udv.


Also, did I hit the wrong button or did someone remove Urdu from the list up top?
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby geomailer » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:00 pm UTC

Yeah, I meant the list in your first post, detailing the language speakers. If one more guy shows up, we can launch a thread. :) Addig is üdv, meg a másik magyarul beszélő usernek is.
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Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Postby ZLVT » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:18 pm UTC

De szilard meggyozodesem hogy en az Urdu nyelvet is oda raktam nemreg, de ugy tunik, hogy vagy elrontottam, vagy kivettek. Mindegy, de lassan kene mar egy magyar threadet (mi a szar a thread magyarul?) kezdeni. Te amugy honnet vagy?
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Hungarian, Urdu]

Postby alitheiapsis » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:44 am UTC

Gujarati is my second language. I can speak fluently, but reading the script is a slight problem (whoo hoo transliteration). The Gujarati and Devanagari scripts are similar enough so that I can read either, with minor difficulties. I would lovelovelove to have some practice in either Gujarati or Hindi--I sure as hell need it. :)
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Hungarian, Urdu]

Postby ZLVT » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:28 am UTC

aneeshm and tendays speak hindi, and the urdu thread is bound to have some, you can also try the say somethign in an indian language thread.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Old English added]

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:42 am UTC

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Hungarian, Urdu]

Postby ZLVT » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:34 am UTC

there can be no such thing.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Hungarian, Urdu]

Postby TheCitadel » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:51 pm UTC

Hi you guys... I speak Spanish (native language,and I know a lot of words in the equivalent to slang in Buenos Aires, which is 'lunfardo'), so feel free to PM me if you have any doubts about the language...
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