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Posted: 4/18/2002 11:14:53 AM EDT
How many of you fine AR-15 enthusiasts speak more than one language? How many languages?Which languages? How did you learn? Are you fluent? Just curious . . .
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:18:13 AM EDT
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Functional in Spanish and German , How ? Wife is from Sevilla Spain and German because I was living in germany after getting out of the military there . [Military Intelligence = Oxymoron] Wife was in 1ST MI BN when I married her .
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:19:09 AM EDT
does l33t sp3@k count?
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Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:49:57 AM EDT
German (native), English
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Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:58:15 AM EDT
Does Redneck count as a second language?
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:58:38 AM EDT
I speak English and Bubba. Thank-ye kindly for askin
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:01:45 PM EDT
Three. English, Canadian (you hoser), and I'm told I cuss like a Viking, too . Can insult pretty well in Japanese also, but that's about it.[devil]
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:06:30 PM EDT
Greek (native) French.....
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:09:09 PM EDT
Opposite of EdAvila. My native language is English. But, I speak enough Spanish to get directions, food, etc...in the Cuban Areas of Miami. I read Spanish alot better than I speak it. My dad's entire immediate family (father, mother, grandmother, brothers) are/were natively fluent as they spent 12 years in Vieques (Puerto Rico). My mom's family are semi-fluent as they did alot of (Pre-Castro) trade with Cuba. My Grandmother visited Havana under Machado and again with my mother under Batista. I still have a little ways to go before I will be fluent.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:12:53 PM EDT
I am really satcong and I can speak Greek, Korean and a smidgin of Japanese.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:14:04 PM EDT
Thanks to all who've responded. I'm just curious - it's been my general observation that people who speak more than one language seem to be more level headed, well rounded, and open minded, as a result of their exposure to other cultures. (Shameless self plug!)[:D] BTW, I speak English (native), Spanish fluently (learned in Argentina), and a few helpful words, phrases, and epithets in probably five or six other languages. The Army wants to teach me Arabic - that would make me so much more *USEFUL* to them . . .
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:16:43 PM EDT
My most used language is English. I can speak Polish (my grandfather and dad still speak to each other in Polish) and *some* Spanish, and know enough German to get around. Av.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:17:48 PM EDT
Ich spreche ein bißchen Deutsch! Eric Der(<-SehenSie!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:18:27 PM EDT
Yiasou levendes! Annyonghaseyo! Look death in the face with joyful hope, and consider this a lasting truth: the righteous man has nothing to fear, neither in life, nor in death, and the gods will not forsake him. -Sophocles
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:31:15 PM EDT
Nope, wish I could speak more than English. But I can order beer in 4 languages.[8D]
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:34:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 300thMIBde: it's been my general observation that people who speak more than one language seem to be more level headed, well rounded, and open minded, as a result of their exposure to other cultures
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Oh, but absolutely, there can be no doubt about it :)
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 12:51:44 PM EDT
Born and raised in these United States so I've got English pretty well covered. Parents are from Japan and we spoke Japanese in the house.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 1:06:46 PM EDT
1)English 2)Ilocano - dialect of the Filipino Language 3)Tagalog - dialect of the Filipino Language 4)Brooklynese 5)Homeboy, East Coast dialect
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 2:03:21 PM EDT
1)English 2)Greek 3)Hebrew 4)French 5)Working on Spanish
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Link Posted: 4/18/2002 2:23:53 PM EDT
English, and Spanish(still working on it though) Would like to learn Portuguese and German. I would learn french if the french didn't speak it.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 3:29:55 PM EDT
German (native -- Gruss an Kar98), some French, Hick, and Southern
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 3:35:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cyrax777: does l33t sp3@k count?
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If that's the case, then I speak 5. English (native) Spanish (conversational. I can be really polite or really rude [}:D] German (four years in high school and college) Old school LeeT SPea/< (/<-r4d doodle boy days) New school l33t sp34k (0-day or no day, kids!) God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 7:07:48 PM EDT
English- Born and educated In America (Queens & functional).... Ebonics- A Brotha........ Chocum Hongulma- Army sent me to Korea for a while...... Poquita Espanoil- Me hermano US Army Panama- Damn those were GREAT Vacations(And I live in Seattle)!!!! Tanish amharic- A little ethiopian from numerous sources... I want a little Chinese(Cant or Mand) to round those out.....Forgot French in HS (Madamoiselle was a B****) Survival at least in all of above, no problems out on my own in the culture. Can at least say thanks & greet in most languages. Jack of all trades, master of NONE!
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 7:39:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert: Nope, wish I could speak more than English. But I can order beer in 4 languages.[8D]
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Comece fora de seu burro e comece-me uma cerveja. Gehen Sie von Ihrem Esel weg und erhalten Sie mir ein Bier. Obtenez outre de votre âne et obtenez-moi une bière. Ottenga fuori del vostro asino ed ottengami una birra. I cheated and used an online traslator. Dont know how accurate these are, but you guys should get the idea.[:D] -T.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 7:46:48 PM EDT
Ya gavarit Po-Rooski. I lived in Tashkent and hope to return permanently within 7 years.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 7:59:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster: Gehen Sie von Ihrem Esel weg und erhalten Sie mir ein Bier.
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"Leave that donkey of yours alone, and have a beer on me." Nice. [:|]
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 8:07:42 PM EDT
English and after a few beers fluent Bullsh*t.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 8:38:55 PM EDT
Let see, I can speak and understand French. I was force to learn that language because of my high school girlfriend. I can only translate Japanese verbally. My current job requires me to understand all the dirty words that my Japanese bosses think I can't translate when they try to insult me.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 8:43:21 PM EDT
Ma puhuun Suomea...... English (native language) Finnish, second tongue. That totally SUCKED to learn! crash.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 10:46:26 PM EDT
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ChrisLE, SatCong, Gospel_Defender: Yiasas! Wow! Thought I was the only Greek speaker here. Good to see ya'll!
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 10:53:41 PM EDT
English and French, one of the side effects of a english guy born in a french province.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:22:19 PM EDT
I learned French in high school. I struggled with it a bit (lost some interest in it). I taught myself German and was VERY, VERY good at it. For some reason it came natural. I guess partly because I had a German girlfriend for a while and was so interested. Now, since I haven't used either one for a while I have forgotten a lot. Still remember some German but not much and have almost forgotten French except for the commonly used words and phrases.
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:25:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Ich spreche ein bißchen Deutsch! Eric Der(<-SehenSie!)Hun[>]:)]
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Ach ja?
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:30:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CavVet: .....Forgot French in HS (Madamoiselle was a B****)
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LMAO. I remember a favorite thing my high school French teacher used to say, "Some of the students don't like me.... Sometimes they call me a [i]W[/i]itch with a [i]B[/i]"
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 6:07:02 PM EDT
What's my native language? Hmmm...depends on where I am, I guess. OK, English, because I haven't been to Germany in a few years (childhood back and forth betw. Ger and US; Ger. schools, university, work), so my German's not as up to date as I'd like. (Trotzdem, 'nen schoenen Gruss an alle, vor allem, an Kar98k, Hannah_Reitsch, sudetenland- fehlt uns noch jemand?) Had years of French in school and university, it's OK, but never use it (German I use every day). Also used to speak passable Italian and Swedish. (Italian GF in Germany years ago- she and her friends thought it great fun to teach me Italian... Swedish I had to learn for my Germanistik degree.) Swedish is a fascinating language to learn, and when you drive along in Sweden, a truly BEAUTIFUL land, if you've learned the old runic alphabets, you can read the numerous runestones everywhere. Of course, when one speaks Swedish to a Swede, they invariably reply to you, in impeccable English, "You speak excellent Swedish- what part of the US are you from?"[rolleyes][:D] Also, man mailt sich....
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 6:29:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster: Was that crude on my part? Sorry if it was.
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LOL, it certainly was entertaining. I spent five minutes cleaning my monitor :)
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 6:46:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By toaster: Was that crude on my part? Sorry if it was.
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LOL, it certainly was entertaining. I spent five minutes cleaning my monitor :)
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I shitcanned the above quoted post. Why? I dont know. Sorry. I fucked up. :(
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 6:58:45 PM EDT
1) English 2) Japanese 3) a little bit of Spanish
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 7:00:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster: I shitcanned the above quoted post. Why? I dont know. Sorry.
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Because I laughed my ass off there, and spit beer onto the monitor. 'twas funny.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 7:11:12 PM EDT
1. English (proper, not redneck) 2. Chicago/Gary Ebonics 3. Chinese (Mand.) I am getting better every day. Tyler
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 4:43:23 PM EDT
English (native) Mandarin (fluent) Taiwanese (conversational) Cantonese (conversational) Japanese (conversational) French (conversational) Smattering of Korean, Spanish, German, Russian.
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