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ruskivyetr
Diglot
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3523 days ago

769 posts - 962 votes 
Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Spanish, Russian, Polish, Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 913 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 9:47am | IP Logged 
johntm93 wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
Levi wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
Well I know words in all those
languages, I meant countries that have like Hausa,
Swahili, Zulu, etc. as one of the
official languages (and yes the game dictates that you must say something in each official language).

Eek. Countries like India and South Africa would take some real preparation!

Makes it more fun :D. I always leave India for last :). South Africa I think I got everything right once (I used the
official name of the Republic of South Africa in all the languages, thanks Wikipedia :).
Edit: Cheating's not allowed, I just said wikipedia because I have read the wikipedia page for south africa about a
million times, and yes, being the language nerd I am, I took the liberty of memorizing them. Never knew that
would
come in handy :).
Hmmm...when starting out I may have to cheat, limiting myself to the three biggest
languages in a country (if it has more than three official languages, of course).
Do you do anglophone countries? If so, what do you do for the US, since we have no official language?
I'd imagine you just skip those though, since you know a few English words.


Hmmn, I do know a few English words, so it's good to practice using them once in a while. I just do de facto
national languages if there is no official language.
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karaipyhare
Tetraglot
Groupie
Paraguay
Joined 3627 days ago

74 posts - 150 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese, Spanish*, English, Guarani
Studies: German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese

 
 Message 914 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 3:33pm | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
johntm93 wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
Levi wrote:

ruskivyetr wrote:
Well I know words in all those
languages, I meant countries that have like Hausa,
Swahili, Zulu, etc. as one of the
official languages (and yes the game dictates that you must say something in each
official language).

Eek. Countries like India and South Africa would take some real preparation!

Makes it more fun :D. I always leave India for last :). South Africa I think I got
everything right once (I used the
official name of the Republic of South Africa in all the languages, thanks Wikipedia
:).
Edit: Cheating's not allowed, I just said wikipedia because I have read the wikipedia
page for south africa about a
million times, and yes, being the language nerd I am, I took the liberty of memorizing
them. Never knew that
would
come in handy :).
Hmmm...when starting out I may have to cheat, limiting myself
to the three biggest
languages in a country (if it has more than three official languages, of course).
Do you do anglophone countries? If so, what do you do for the US, since we have no
official language?
I'd imagine you just skip those though, since you know a few English words.


Hmmn, I do know a few English words, so it's good to practice using them once in a
while. I just do de facto
national languages if there is no official language.


Some states and territories of USA do have official laguages:
Hawaiian and English official in Hawaii
French and English official in Louisiana
Spanish official in New Mexico and California (they require some documents to be
trasnlated into Spanish)
Samoan and Chamorro are recognized by American Samoa and Guam, respectively; Carolinian
and Chamorro are recognized by the Northern Mariana Islands
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karaipyhare
Tetraglot
Groupie
Paraguay
Joined 3627 days ago

74 posts - 150 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese, Spanish*, English, Guarani
Studies: German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese

 
 Message 915 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 4:04pm | IP Logged 
your a language nerd when you can write THIS BAG IS NOT A TOY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF
CHILDREN in 17 laguages.

even nerdier if you can PRONOUNCE those sentences in the 17 languages.

the extreme nerdiest if you learned a lot of grammar and syntax of those 17 laguages from
reading those warning sentences
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LazyLinguist
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 3645 days ago

105 posts - 125 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 916 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 6:32pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language Nerd when you go in to shock after learning that Amazon hasn't
dispatched your Assimil book, even though you ordered it 40 or so hours ago. And more so
when you are checking if it has been dispatched at a frequency of once per five minutes.
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johntm93
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3369 days ago

587 posts - 746 votes 
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Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Spanish

 
 Message 917 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 8:12pm | IP Logged 
karaipyhare wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
johntm93 wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
Levi wrote:

ruskivyetr wrote:
Well I know words in all those
languages, I meant countries that have like Hausa,
Swahili, Zulu, etc. as one of the
official languages (and yes the game dictates that you must say something in each
official language).

Eek. Countries like India and South Africa would take some real preparation!

Makes it more fun :D. I always leave India for last :). South Africa I think I got
everything right once (I used the
official name of the Republic of South Africa in all the languages, thanks Wikipedia
:).
Edit: Cheating's not allowed, I just said wikipedia because I have read the wikipedia
page for south africa about a
million times, and yes, being the language nerd I am, I took the liberty of memorizing
them. Never knew that
would
come in handy :).
Hmmm...when starting out I may have to cheat, limiting myself
to the three biggest
languages in a country (if it has more than three official languages, of course).
Do you do anglophone countries? If so, what do you do for the US, since we have no
official language?
I'd imagine you just skip those though, since you know a few English words.


Hmmn, I do know a few English words, so it's good to practice using them once in a
while. I just do de facto
national languages if there is no official language.


Some states and territories of USA do have official laguages:
Hawaiian and English official in Hawaii
French and English official in Louisiana
Spanish official in New Mexico and California (they require some documents to be
trasnlated into Spanish)
Samoan and Chamorro are recognized by American Samoa and Guam, respectively; Carolinian
and Chamorro are recognized by the Northern Mariana Islands
I'm aware of those. Some states have have English as the only official language, some don't have an official language. But the country as a whole doesn't have one, it was never touched upon in the Constitution.
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renegade5005
Triglot
Newbie
United States
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Joined 3375 days ago

18 posts - 21 votes
Speaks: Persian, English*, Spanish
Studies: Latin, Modern Hebrew, Arabic (Levantine), French, Tzeltal, Arabic (classical), Sanskrit, Ancient Greek

 
 Message 918 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 8:31pm | IP Logged 
josht wrote:
Hey, now there's an idea: taping verb / declension charts to the ceiling. If you get lost, just look up.


Great idea!! I should definitely do that with the Latin cases.
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Guido
Super Polyglot
Senior Member
ArgentinaRegistered users can see my Skype Name
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287 posts - 582 votes 
Speaks: Spanish*, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish, Danish
Studies: Russian, Indonesian, Romanian, Polish, Icelandic

 
 Message 919 of 3740
27 July 2010 at 10:19pm | IP Logged 
... when you can localize any country in the globe and recognize all the 197 flags plus some other.

... when you can name at least one of the languages spoken in every single country.

... when you dream how would it be if you revive, say, Napoleon and you have to teach him (in French, of course) how the world has changed.
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johntm93
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3369 days ago

587 posts - 746 votes 
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Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Spanish

 
 Message 920 of 3740
28 July 2010 at 8:20am | IP Logged 
When you have watched almost 45 minutes of Prof. Arguelles videos on languages and language courses in the past hour and want to watch more, but you think you should actually STUDY a language instead.

Anyone else here think he should write his own language course? I think he would make a great language course, given enough free time of course.


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