Kuribo64
Views: 8,537,233 Home | Forums | Uploader | Wiki | Object databases | IRC
Rules/FAQ | Memberlist | Calendar | Stats | Online users | Last posts | Search
06-22-18 03:02 AM
Guest:

0 users reading What languages do you speak? | 1 bot

Main - General Chat - What languages do you speak? New reply

Pages: 1 2 3
skyl
Posted on 10-06-17 11:59 PM Link | #90115
Posted by Swingball
I mean between Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, which language is closely related to English?


In terms of words and grammar they're all very similar, but Norwegian is definitely easiest to pronounce for English speaker.

Source: I am an English speaker who knows a bit of all three.

____________________
Can you burn a Luigi board?

ScarletWavez
Posted on 10-07-17 07:45 AM Link | #90126
I speak British English, not that warped stuff you Americans claim to be English! (Jokes)

I want to learn Japanese, however. :P

Swingball
Posted on 10-07-17 11:42 AM (rev. 2 of 10-09-17 09:56 PM) Link | #90160
So do I. Waiting for them to finish that Japanese course on Duolingo.

Anybody speak any Esperanto? ^_^

Baby Luigi
Posted on 10-11-17 12:56 AM Link | #90270
Isn't Esperanto like just a made-up language thing?

Anthe
Posted on 10-11-17 04:10 AM Link | #90273
It's a made-up language specifically tailored to be a lingua franca of some sorts for people to use. The elephant in the room here is of course that English has taken this role since quite some time. The main "selling point" of Esperanto is that it is not natively spoken by anyone, so unlike English, it doesn't give any speakers a certain "advantage". Paradoxically, Esperanto is starting to receive a small share of native speakers, reversing its efforts to be a neutral language.

____________________
[image]

N64 Arctus
Posted on 10-11-17 10:54 AM Link | #90286
I speak English, and the small amount of Spanish that I remember from middle school and high school, which is to say, not much...

____________________
[image]My Youtube Channel[image]
Never use a flash drive unless you are transferring files...
Check Out My Mario Maker Levels

MarioBurger71
Posted on 10-12-17 11:28 PM Link | #90394

I speak python, not english, and however much french knowledge I have from school :P
(sorry if I posted this twice {if I did})

____________________

Newer is the best

My Derpboard | My YouTube | Contact the Derp | Derpmod |
[image]
[image]
Layout thanks to the how to make a layout guide 'cause I'm lazy as fuck

Decoy Blimp
Posted on 10-14-17 01:08 PM (rev. 2 of 10-14-17 01:10 PM) Link | #90460
Being a lousy American I don't speak any other language fluently. I'm currently learning Spanish and I know a little bit of German since I took classes on that in Middle School.

Isn't Esperanto like just a made-up language thing?


It was invented by someone during the 40s/50s I think because the person who made it was in Poland during the post WWII era and the people in Poland who spoke different languages had a really hard time communicating., so he invented his own language and basically just threw it out there for anyone to use.

The only reason I know that much is because my dad speaks it.

Baby Luigi
Posted on 10-15-17 12:41 AM Link | #90474
Здравствуй!

I'm self-teaching myself Russian and I love it. I can transcribe Cyrillic to Latin (all I did was just wrote a bunch of Mario characters names in Russian and tried to memorize what each letter stood for) and I'm starting to pick up vocabulary and I'm itching to learn grammar. I'm doing this in the spare time I'm waiting for my twin to finish her classes so I guess I put some free time to use. XD

Anthe
Posted on 10-15-17 10:24 AM Link | #90484
Posted by Sammy
It was invented by someone during the 40s/50s I think because the person who made it was in Poland during the post WWII era and the people in Poland who spoke different languages had a really hard time communicating., so he invented his own language and basically just threw it out there for anyone to use.

The only reason I know that much is because my dad speaks it.

Esperanto was invented at the end of the 19th century, long before WWII was even a thing.
I'm very sorry to be a little language bitch, but this is my studying field - and stuff I have to know for my upcoming exams.

____________________
[image]

Swingball
Posted on 10-15-17 09:32 PM (rev. 2 of 10-15-17 09:34 PM) Link | #90513
Chocolate and OK are two universal words, meaning that they sound and spell almost same across most languages.

Are there any other words like this?

ScarletWavez
Posted on 10-16-17 12:11 PM Link | #90531
Coffee I think is one, at least according to MKGirlism’s blog a while ago...

Baby Luigi
Posted on 10-16-17 09:23 PM Link | #90563
Some of those words are "cognates", where they sound similar across different languages because it's either they have similar roots (in Russian's case with Latin and Greek) or the item is a foreign object to them so they adapted the word to their language.

And yes, in Russian, coffee is called "кофи", which is the same sound we use. Even in Chinese, it's called "ka fei" (咖啡). It's mostly because coffee is a foreign drink to these cultures, so they just borrowed the word into their language.

Salad is another one. It's called "салат" in Russian and "sha la" (沙拉) in Chinese.

StarshipMario
Posted on 12-27-17 01:05 AM Link | #92529
初めまして、マリオと申します。
日本語を話します。あなたも日本語を話せますか?
(Nice to meet you, my name is Mario.
I speak Japanese. Can you also speak Japanese?)

Young people always run forth bravely, in order to seek out as yet unseen things.
Adults run forth in a wandering fashion, in order to seek out what they've lost.
Check me out on Tumblr!

Swingball
Posted on 12-27-17 01:58 PM Link | #92538
I gonna learn Nihongo after I learn more Esperanto.

natnew
Posted on 12-29-17 05:54 PM Link | #92581
My school offers Italian as a second-language option, so I have that. As with most High-School languages, I'm not exactly fluent, but I could be much worse.

____________________

[image][image][image]

XAIXER
Posted on 12-29-17 07:44 PM Link | #92582
Posted by XAIXER
Native Ænglisc, pretty good at Latin. Playing around with Common Norse and Japanese.

Picking up some Serbo-Croation now. Pretty neat.

fiver
Posted on 12-30-17 03:17 PM Link | #92598
i speak minimal amounts of german. pretty interesting. I can understand some things, others not at all.
-fiverpost™
[image]

PSISP
Posted on 01-02-18 05:37 PM Link | #92656
I speak fluent C++ and have moderate knowledge of Game Boy and DS assembly. I also know a little bit of German.

fiver
Posted on 01-08-18 11:17 PM Link | #92719
Posted by PSISP
I speak fluent C++ and have moderate knowledge of Game Boy and DS assembly.

don't think speak was the word you were looking for there... unless you meant it that way :P
-fiverpost™
[image]
Pages: 1 2 3

Main - General Chat - What languages do you speak? New reply

Page rendered in 0.026 seconds. (2048KB of memory used)
MySQL - queries: 29, rows: 233/233, time: 0.015 seconds.
[powered by Acmlm] Acmlmboard 2.064 (2017-11-20)
© 2005-2008 Acmlm, Xkeeper, blackhole89 et al.