What 2nd language would you like to speak fluently

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I would like to totally speak...

Poll ended at Tue May 01, 2007 10:02 am

Chinese
0
No votes
Japanese
12
38%
German
3
9%
French
2
6%
Italian
5
16%
Dutch
0
No votes
Swedish
1
3%
Norwegian
2
6%
Other (please specify)
6
19%
I'm still struggling with English
1
3%
 
Total votes: 32

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What 2nd language would you like to speak fluently

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:02 am

Ok , I'm assuming English is your first language (a reasonable assumption I think , considering the forum)

But which other language would you like to 'speak like a native'?
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:05 am

I think it would probably be Japanese , so I could play all those unfathomable RPGs , but also because I think the handwriting looks really cool
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Post by Sega2006 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:10 am

Japanese so I can love Sega even more :P
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:55 am

Icelandic, so I could speak to the in-laws.
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Post by SirClive » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:25 am

Japanese so I could understand the films without need to read the subtitles.
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Post by neuromancer » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:36 am

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Post by Sureshot » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:44 am

Swedish, ace language!

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Post by felgekarp » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:18 pm

Polish, once my grandad passes on then there's the link to the side of his family that lives in poland gone as none of us over here can speak a word of it.
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Post by MikeHaggar » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:32 pm

English is my second language ;)

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:06 pm

MikeHaggar wrote:English is my second language ;)
I put Norwegian in just for you! :D
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Post by forestville » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:12 pm

spanish as a second language would be useful

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Post by Sabreman » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:27 pm

Japanese, for games and film purposes

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Post by Sputryk » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:37 pm

Currently learning Japanese so I can speak with my wife (instead of relying on her excellent English (though I was learning before I met her)) and to speak with in-laws. Would also be helpful to not have to read English subtitles in Japanese movies!

Marv, be warned. Learning the Japanese script is far, far harder than learning to speak it - they use 3 inherent scripts all at the same time! (Katakana and Hiragana both have 46 syllables each and the Chinese Kanji have multiple meanings depending on context!) They have also adopted the roman script to enable non-Japanese to 'read' their language in an 'understandable' style.

It is quite a headache but soooooo rewarding to get it right! :D

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:09 pm

Japanese or Rissian I always thought would be interesint. Would love to be able to speak Gaelic too and actually feel a part of my countries heratige.
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Post by knight_beat » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:10 pm

American.

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