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Batman_Beyonder2

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Message Posted On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 at 10:42 pm
Every day, the world becomes a smaller place. Different countries and cultures are being intertwined in ways never thought possible. As a result, people may find it necessary to learn two or more languages.

What are your views on multilingualism? Or do you support an international auxiliary (universal) language?
andrew
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Message Posted On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 at 11:01 pm
I'm multilingual. I can speak English, spanish, a bit of swedish, french, german, and dakotan..
gakhandal
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Message Posted On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 at 11:01 pm
well if their were a language that everybody knew that would help.

but its fun to lern new Languages, I'm gonna (maybe) take a french corse during the year
Ryan
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Message Posted On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 at 11:01 pm
You betcha', I speak Minnesotan and that's it, ya.
andrew
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Message Posted On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 at 11:04 pm
On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 11:01 pm, Ryan wrote:
You betcha', I speak Minnesotan and that's it, ya.

Ya, sure, you betcha.
bebopordeath

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Message Posted On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 at 11:11 pm
im well versed in english, hick (wv and ky dialect), cincinnatian, and a lil bit of spanish
Joshua_Graham

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 6:32 am
I’m learning German.

The thing about one international language is that Latin is already an international language, but no one I know wants to learn it.
Batman_Beyonder2

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 6:38 am
I've learned threw my life time only 4 different languages:

Spanish
Italian
French
& Korean (don't ask how)


When ever I watch the news (globally that is) I always notice at least one foreigner who can decipher the English language.
MoggIntellect

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 6:54 am
On Wednesday, March 29th 2006 10:42 pm, Batman_Beyonder2 wrote:
Or do you support an international auxiliary (universal) language?[/i]


Support one, there already is one: English. It's the language of travel, it's the language of the world really. Just look at international flights (pilots and radio control towers), they're all English.
Batman_Beyonder2

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 6:55 am
My thoughts exactly Michael.
PhilisntSte

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 12:09 pm
I speak English, a bit of French and German.
I think that multilingualism might be a useful thing to have, but It's up to the people whether to do it or not
Foreva

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 1:36 pm
I think multilingualism is a great idea.

I'm hoping to become fluent in español [yes, that's spanish].

I wish I already knew it, which is why I plan on teaching my children Spanish while they're still young.
It's a good thing to know.

I also dabble in Japanese, but I really don't know very mcuh...
Joshua_Graham

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 3:30 pm
Another thing I think I should bring up is that some people just can’t speak some languages. We all have those words we just can’t pronounce, but imagine if that covered your entire vocabulary.
MoggIntellect

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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 4:24 pm
On Thursday, March 30th 2006 3:30 pm, Joshua_Graham wrote:
Another thing I think I should bring up is that some people just can’t speak some languages. We all have those words we just can’t pronounce, but imagine if that covered your entire vocabulary.


No, it just takes understanding and practice. We have tongues to make the noises and if we know what to do with it we can change. For example, on of my students always said, 'N' instead of 'L', so I taught her how to move her tongue to make the 'L' sound, and voila! She could say it. ^o^
WiseCrack
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Message Posted On Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 4:44 pm
I speak a bit of spanish.
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