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Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Feb 4, 2020.
I'm getting farely good at English.
I do not like German or Scandinavian languages. Too gutteral. English has enough of that. French is a soft language if spoken properly.
English is probably the only language that doesn't have any gender.... The girl.... or … The boy...
If there is another language, I don't know of it....
In French we say..... La fille …. for female...…. and.... Le garcon …... for male..
Everything in French has a gender... Every object in French has a gender...
La (which is the) for female and female objects … and.... Le (which is the) for male and male objects..
Most languages have a gender...
How do the French denote the other 57 varieties of gender?
I had a good friend from Brazil who spoke Portuguese. I thought the sound was beautiful. To me it sounds like a cross between Spanish and French. Her accent, when she spoke English, was nice also.
The warm, cuddly Romance languages are OK, but I prefer the hard, gutteral Germanic languages!
I recall someone saying that English evolved from German.
German and Yiddish are not the same, but similar...
Many words are the same and some with a different accent..
In my band, I sung in Spanish, Portuguese, Yiddish, Hebrew and English. Native speakers would come up to me, during breaks, and start conversations in their mother tongues. I knew, then, that my deliveries were accurate, but I had to tell them that I was only conversationally fluent in English. I speak some French, but not enough to converse for any length of time. My Spanish is a bit better, as my tree crew speaks Spanish. I can read and speak Hebrew, badly. My Yiddish only contains phrases I learned from my grandparents and mom. I find that straight German triggers a certain antipathy in me. Kind of weird, but maybe it's in my genes.......
I speak a fluent English and French.. I grew up in Quebec City where French is almost the only language spoken..
My Grandparents (Bubbie and Zaida) spoke Yiddish but I never learned enough to hold a conversation..
It has been many years since then as well..
I read Hebrew but I can't speak it...
So did Jackie Kennedy!
Did she? I didn't know that.
My Spanish was paramedic Spanish. I got pretty good at asking and understanding the questions and answers that I needed to know as a paramedic, so sometimes my patients would get the idea that they could carry on a conversation with me, and too often, I'd get lost. I can read Spanish better than I can understand the spoken language, but I have never been fluent.