How Many Different Languages Can You Speak?

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  1. Ted Richards

    Ted Richards Well-Known Member
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    I think that is my problem in learning another language, I do not have any music ability, I can't carry a rune in a bucket! That became very apparent in the military when I had to learn Morse Code. I memorized the individual letters but I could never get the rhythm. I went to school with Mexican American kids and could never learn much Spanish.
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    LOL....how did I miss this?... when's the next class? I've always wanted to learn English properly... :cool:
     
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  3. Sacheen BrightEagle

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    English and Francais.
     
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  4. Sheldon Scott

    Sheldon Scott Very Well-Known Member
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    I speak Arkansas-Oklahoma border English, a smattering of deep south English, a fair amount of Texas and Louisiana English and, I hate to admit it but I'm beginning to learn some California English.
     
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  5. Holly Saunders

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    ha!! good thing I speak to you online... I doubt I'd understand a word you're saying in real life.... :D:D:D:D:D
     
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  6. Von Jones

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    I am fluent in proper English, understand the street slang enough to know when to exit :eek:, Read, write, speak a good amount of Spanish which I thank my high school Spanish teacher for. She always joked with me because I was trying so hard to roll my tongue on the 'double rr' sound. I love Spanish.
     
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  7. Frank Sanoica

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    It's amazing how, way back in 1972, when I went to Europe, so many folks there spoke pretty good English. Or the words they used! As we were signing in to a Gasthof (like a small motel), the proprietor, standing behind the counter, implored a huge German Shepard which suddenly stood up on hind legs, gaping at us over the counter, by commanding, "Chahlee (mispronounced Charlie), hoer mal auf!"

    Languages? Fair English, a smattering of Czech, same for Polish, some Spanish. Not bad for a Barbarian, eh?
    Frank
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    Does pig Latin count? :D
     
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