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  • Danish

    11 4.28%
  • English

    55 21.40%
  • Faroese

    1 0.39%
  • Frisian

    6 2.33%
  • German

    70 27.24%
  • Icelandic

    34 13.23%
  • Netherlandic (Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans)

    16 6.23%
  • Norwegian

    25 9.73%
  • Swedish

    32 12.45%
  • Other (please specify)

    7 2.72%
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Thread: Your Favourite Germanic Language

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    Your Favourite Germanic Language

    Okay, the second turn. What is your favourite Germanic language in respect of its whole character together, its sound, spirit, morphology and abilities?
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    Deutsch!
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    I have to say English (real English, not the rip-off and cheap American version). The fact that we are all communicating in English, even though it is not our native tongue, speaks volumes. I find it easier to express myself in English.

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    English. It has to be, being the only language on the list I'm fluent in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    (real English, not the rip-off and cheap American version).
    What kind of American English?

    If you're talking about the bland, boring crap that they speak on the evening news and in Hollywood, then I have to agree with you.

    Anyway, my favorite Germanic tongue besides my own is Scots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volkert Volkertsen
    What kind of American English?

    If you're talking about the bland, boring crap that they speak on the evening news and in Hollywood, then I have to agree with you.
    I am talking about all American English - the simplified and dumbified spelling, the lack of traditional vocabulary usage and the terrible accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    the lack of traditional grammar usage
    And is this really any better in the various nooks and crannies of Britain? Or are you just comparing it to Oxford English?

    and the terrible accent.
    You've heard them all, then? If you visit places like Exmoor off the Virginia coast, to hear the people speak, you'd think you're in Cornwall (not that that's saying much, if you insist on RP as a standard).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volkert Volkertsen
    And is this really any better in the various nooks and crannies of Britain? Or are you just comparing it to Oxford English?
    My preference is for real English, as I stated. Not any American twist of it. Although American accents differ by region, they all sound "American" to my ears and I don't like it.

    You've heard them all, then? If you visit places like Exmoor off the Virginia coast, to hear the people speak, you'd think you're in Cornwall (not that that's saying much, if you insist on RP as a standard).
    Nah, I don't care too much about RP. But RP is certainly a highly advanced means of communication which is dying out rapidly.

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    Swedish. I like the way it is spoken, almost like singing.
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    I wrote a buncha stuff before and I don't feel like repeating it, so: German for many reasons; I do love the more poetic sounding Scandinavian languages, but German resonates stronger with me it seems.

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