View Poll Results: What languages can you speak?

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  • English

    88 94.62%
  • French

    29 31.18%
  • German

    52 55.91%
  • Other European language such as Welsh, Scots, Irish etc.

    20 21.51%
  • Icelandic

    2 2.15%
  • Swedish

    11 11.83%
  • Norwegian

    12 12.90%
  • Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

    18 19.35%
  • Other

    17 18.28%
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Thread: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

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    Kan du give mig mere information om den dialekt du snakker om i private meldinger?

    Tack så mycket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guest
    The only problem i think we have with the german language, is that for us Swedes, germans kind of speak backwards.

    /M
    :laugh: In English(and Swedish, it seems?) we describe things before we say what the thing is.

    "The fat cow" for example. I am not a languages major but from my experience learning Quebecois, Parisienne, and Hochdeutsch, it seems we are in the minority of this manner of writing and speaking.

    It does seem a bit silly, doesn't it? We describe something before there is a something to describe

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    Icelandic is fun. We can say 'The fat cow' like this:

    Hin feita kýr
    Kýrin feita
    Feita kýrin
    Kýrin hin feita

    It all means the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Náttfari
    Icelandic is fun. We can say 'The fat cow' like this:

    Hin feita kýr
    Kýrin feita
    Feita kýrin
    Kýrin hin feita

    It all means the same thing.
    I like this.

    Icelandic is next on my list of languages to learn, and fixing my atrocious German grammar(years of neglect) is next to it. I had wanted to move to Iceland, actually, in the last year I had been inquiring as to the process and how to achieve this--the two were one goal in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guest

    I also understand some finnish, but i can't talk or write it.
    The languages i understand/can talk/can write if i have to, is:
    Swedish (strange huh?)
    English
    German
    Dutch
    Norwegian
    Danish
    French
    Some estonian, russian, spanish...few words in greek to btw...
    :O Talk about multi-lingual!!! I wonder who on tNP speaks the most languages in all? You'd have to be in the running right off the bat!

    Finnish seems strange to me, a very difficult language indeed...an old girlfriend a decade ago tried to teach me some, but it just went right over my head :

    Anyway, at the moment I am reading "His Master's Voice" by Stanislaw Lem and "Out Of The Shadows-Mystery Animals of Australia" by Tony Healy&Paul Cropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Náttfari
    Kan du give mig mere information om den dialekt du snakker om i private meldinger?

    Tack så mycket.
    I think this form of speech is called Älvdalska and it is spoken in Älvdalen that lies in northwestern Dalecarlia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymaus
    :laugh: In English(and Swedish, it seems?) we describe things before we say what the thing is.

    "The fat cow" for example. I am not a languages major but from my experience learning Quebecois, Parisienne, and Hochdeutsch, it seems we are in the minority of this manner of writing and speaking.

    It does seem a bit silly, doesn't it? We describe something before there is a something to describe

    1. We don't speak backwarts!
    2. Die dicke Kuh -> It's just the same as in English.
    Lík börn leika best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin
    1. We don't speak backwarts!
    2. Die dicke Kuh -> It's just the same as in English.
    Well, the place of the verb in german is usually in the end of the sentence...

    Ich kann das machen - straight translation would be I can that do, which sounds retarded. But, on the other hand, Ich kann mache das sounds equally retarded as well

    In Finnish the word order in this particular case is the same as in English - Minä voin tehdä sen. But, using the German word order Minä voin sen tehdä can be used as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VÄRING
    I think this form of speech is called Älvdalska and it is spoken in Älvdalen that lies in northwestern Dalecarlia.
    Yes, it is älvdalska i mean, dialect spoken in Älvdalen.

    /M
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    I am learning German...

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