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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  Doc Watson on Sat May 14, 2011 1:26 pm

They are still relevant because they are spoken.
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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  Doc Watson on Sat May 14, 2011 1:33 pm

pinhedz wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:They are still relevant because they are spoken.
By foreigners, yes.

But what about for regular people?
When I was learning French my teacher told me that the ability to speak a foreign language was oneof the remainings signs of an educated person.
I still believe that to be true.
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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 3:15 pm

What remains of my schoolboy French comes in handy at work:

Ou allez-vous, monsieur/madame?
Touchez la carte ici.
Traverser la rue.
Premier a gauche.
Monter l'escalier.
Regardez le plan.
Changez Embankment pour le bruin, le Bakerloo pour Lambeth North.
C'est plus facile de traverser le pont Millennium pour Tate Modern.
Bienvenue a Londres.

...but that's about as far as I stretch.
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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sat May 14, 2011 3:23 pm

pinhedz wrote:I am fluent in Minnesotan. I also have good listening comprehension in both Virginian and New-Yorkese, although my speaking ability is limited.

I still find it interesting how many different languages are packed together in such a small place as Europe...different language for each country...and so many different fucking accents on the tiny island of Britain. I live in Michigan and other than inner city black people and hillbillies in the upper peninsula, everyone sounds the same.

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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  Doc Watson on Sun May 15, 2011 1:14 pm

Every area of Australia has different accents and dialects and that is only the ones of us who speak English
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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  Doc Watson on Sun May 15, 2011 1:17 pm

eddie wrote:What remains of my schoolboy French comes in handy at work:

Ou allez-vous, monsieur/madame?
Touchez la carte ici.
Traverser la rue.
Premier a gauche.
Monter l'escalier.
Regardez le plan.
Changez Embankment pour le bruin, le Bakerloo pour Lambeth North.
C'est plus facile de traverser le pont Millennium pour Tate Modern.
Bienvenue a Londres.

...but that's about as far as I stretch.
What about Ou est la plume de ma tante ?
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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  sil on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:03 am

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Re: Are foreign languages still relevant?

Post  ISN on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:08 am

everything's easy if you're Spanish
easy breezy Japanezy...
I tried to learn Korean
but it was a con
Kowtow seems fukked up
like hara-kiri
fukkin Asians....hehehe
what the fuck is a samurai
it's honour......yeah, like fuk
and jesus Zen is really fukked up too
no offence
Spaneesh is teh language of love......

I feel like Billy Madison...... Neutral
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