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#1
Hey pit, suggest me a new language to learn. I'm not going to learn it right away, but I'll try to make it my mission to learn the language suggestion that I like best over a period of time (it will probably take a few years to get it to any sort of level of fluency). I'm basically open to anything, so fire away.
#2
That african clicking language.
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#3
French.

German.

Icelandic

Norwegian.

Finnish

Piraha.


What is your native language?

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That african clicking language.


Zulu.

They have like 20 different noun endings based on whether an object is alive or not. So don't learn this
#5
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That african clicking language.

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Edit: !!!! !! !!!!!! ! !!!!!? !!!

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youmakemesmile...

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MUFC


My love for you
Is like a truck
Berserker.
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#6
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!!!!, ! !! !!!!! ! !!, !!!! !!! ! !!! !!!!!!! ! ! !!!! !!!!!!! !.


It gets you all the ladies

This guy can't be wrong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_l7ty_MH_Y
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#7
I'm learning Tagalog because I'm moving to the Philippines in January. The language is actually really cool. I've been studying Russian for years. It's an extremely tough language but it's very rewarding after you get the hang of it and can start reading classic Russian literature and whatnot.
#9
Make up your own language.
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92% percent of the teen population would be dead if Hollywood said it wasn't cool to breathe anymore.
Put this in your signature if you are one of the 92% who wouldn't be breathing.
#11
German.

Then translate the German film I used up precious internets downloading.
I'LL PUNCH A DONKEY IN THE STREETS OF GALWAY
#12
Be a viking, learn danish
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#14
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German.

Then translate the German film I used up precious internets downloading.


Porn doesn't need translating
#15
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German.

Then translate the German film I used up precious internets downloading.

Don't you just love it when your movie you've waited for hours to download is finished, only to find it's dubbed in another language? Really brightens my day. *angry sarcasm*
#16
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That is one awesome-sounding language.

I know, right? I'm gonna learn it.

Imagine reciting poems in it, or whisper something romantic into your lover's ear going like *click* *click* bahameiou *click* *click*
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#17
esperanto - my friend learnt it, it's apparently the easiest language to learn ever - you can be fluent within the week. Good luck trying to find people to be fluent with though...
#18
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Don't you just love it when your movie you've waited for hours to download is finished, only to find it's dubbed in another language? Really brightens my day. *angry sarcasm*

On an unrelated note, I love it even more when you download Inglourious Basterds four times, each time assuming it's dubbed after hearing the first lines spoken in a foreign language, only to find out it's meant to be like that and you used up four times the amount of interknobs you needed to
I'LL PUNCH A DONKEY IN THE STREETS OF GALWAY
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#19
C++
I'm that dude with the fro.
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#21
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German.

Icelandic

Norwegian.

Finnish


What is your native language?


All awesome languages. I got mildly fluent in German after doing it for a bit at school, but then I dropped it. I might try it again.

Also, English.

Zulu.

They have like 20 different noun endings based on whether an object is alive or not. So don't learn this


haha it's a mad sounding language from the video. Great party trick, but not good for much else I guess :\
#23
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French.

Icelandic

I know a little bit of French, I will learn it fluently one day though when I have time

Is Icelandic easy enough? I'd love to speak it, it's such a cool language.

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MUFC


My love for you
Is like a truck
Berserker.
#24
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I'd love to learn Spanish. You could do it for me...


Probably more useful than Finnish, Norwegian and those Scandinavian languages which sound awesome but aren't used anywhere but Finland, Norway, etc.

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Worth it?
#26
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I know a little bit of French, I will learn it fluently one day though when I have time

Is Icelandic easy enough? I'd love to speak it, it's such a cool language.


No, Icelandic is very difficult. There are lots of case endings, it's somewhere equivalent to learning Latin, but with all Norse-based words, obviously

Very archaic language. But rewarding if reading old norse mythology is your thing.


The guy in the youtube video is a hottie, he could say whatever he wants
#28
Dutch is relatively easy except for some gutturals and dipthongs. You don't need to worry about the masculine or feminine, there are only two numbers (Singular and plural), two definitite and one indefinite article (de, het, een), and modifiers go before nouns, like in English, so a good house is "een goed huis." Two simple tenses (past and present), future tense simply uses forms of the verb zullen.
#29
Learn the language of the ant people. Learn it well, gain their trust and then mate with their women, to create a master race of awesome ant people.

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>.>
#30
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No, Icelandic is very difficult. There are lots of case endings, it's somewhere equivalent to learning Latin, but with all Norse-based words, obviously

Very archaic language. But rewarding if reading old norse mythology is your thing.


The guy in the youtube video is a hottie, he could say whatever he wants

Ahh man I'm not sure if I could even find Icelandic classes out here anyway. I really want to visit Iceland though, that's the thing. Oh well, back to French I guess.

Je suis un pamplemousse.

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MUFC


My love for you
Is like a truck
Berserker.
#32
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Zulu.

They have like 20 different noun endings based on whether an object is alive or not. So don't learn this


There would only be 2 different endings, surely?

'I'd give this rock a 3/20 on the living scale, it is now a rockurn.'
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#33
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Ahh man I'm not sure if I could even find Icelandic classes out here anyway. I really want to visit Iceland though, that's the thing. Oh well, back to French I guess.

Je suis un pamplemousse.


Have you ever learnt German or Swedish?

You could get a 'teach yourself' kit for Icelandic as long as you practice a lot and listen to the recordings, pronunciation is everything.
Icelandic is one of the only other Germanic language that has a /th/ sound left in it, so pronunciation isn't too difficult for an english speaker.

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There would only be 2 different endings, surely?

'I'd give this rock a 3/20 on the living scale, it is now a rockurn.'


Well I only looked at it briefly so I don't remember but everything has a different ending depending on what it is, so a toothbrush has an ending for a movable object, a rock has an ending for inanimate object, a dog has the ending for animate non-human living creature, etc etc.

Veeery confusing.
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#34
Pintajara? or failing that you could learn Gaelic
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#35
Python

you can do a lot with a programming language
??? Fund: cba to keep up with it.
will at least try when I get a jerb
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yours,

Alex (mcfreaki)
#36
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
Have you ever learnt German or Swedish?

You could get a 'teach yourself' kit for Icelandic as long as you practice a lot and listen to the recordings, pronunciation is everything.
Icelandic is one of the only other Germanic language that has a /th/ sound left in it, so pronunciation isn't too difficult for an english speaker.

Nah, I only know a bit of French; not fluent, but enough to get me by. I'd love to learn German too though.

Ich bin eine scharfe Wurst.

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Today I stole a girls tampons for being such an annoying bitch.





MUFC


My love for you
Is like a truck
Berserker.
#37
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Nah, I only know a bit of French; not fluent, but enough to get me by. I'd love to learn German too though.

Ich bin eine scharfe Wurst.


all you need to get around in germany is is the phrase "Sprechen sie Englisch?", meaning "do you speak english?". But then, if you want to learn german, go get some german lessons. (I would teach you or send you resources, but there's a bit of a distance problem- the fastest way to get to me would be to burrow through the center of the earth, besides, my german is just about enough to get me by).

what you said was "I am a sharp sausage", if you went up to a german and said that, they'd look at you as if you were insane
??? Fund: cba to keep up with it.
will at least try when I get a jerb
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yours,

Alex (mcfreaki)
#38
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Nah, I only know a bit of French; not fluent, but enough to get me by. I'd love to learn German too though.

Ich bin eine scharfe Wurst.


lol I understood all but scharfe. Maybe I should go back to German: I liked it, it's a mad sounding language, and it's useful, but I wasn't really committed. I'll have to try again.

Also, is that Icelandic in your sig, and if it is, do you speak Icelandic or do you just like some bands from there?

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all you need to get around in germany is is the phrase "Sprechen sie Englisch?", meaning "do you speak english?".


Kinda a disincentive isn't it? - that English is so useful and common that it's the second language of like half of Europe. It's kinda like why bother?
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#40
mcfreaki, I'll buy you a shovel And I think it's "spicy" sausage, my friend taught me the phrase.
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lol I understood all but scharfe. Maybe I should go back to German: I liked it, it's a mad sounding language, and it's useful, but I wasn't really committed. I'll have to try again.

Also, is that Icelandic in your sig, and if it is, do you speak Icelandic or do you just like some bands from there?

Yea it's Icelandic, it means "18 Seconds Before Sunrise" or something. And yea, I'm a Sigur Rós fanboy

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MUFC


My love for you
Is like a truck
Berserker.
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