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Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:46 pm
by Tracy
Its soothing is geen. :roll:

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:53 pm
by RHill
I will always admire and respect anyone who can speak another language because I find it extremely difficult. I don't understand how they can remember many new sounds a week later. I say 'sounds' because it's not a word to me. I've done the 'library books with cassette' and failed. When I did French at school, I was bottom in the class. Actually, my English is well below average on here. My grammar is terrible and I know many on here have probably noticed that.

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:06 am
by Tracy
Your grammar ? What makes her so terrible ? :lol:

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:32 am
by RHill
I know that 'Airplane' is a she. Is it true that one's grammar is a 'she' in that rule? Or are you winding me up?

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:34 am
by Breaking Away
Grandma...

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:56 am
by RHill
If I got a penny for everytime 'Breaking Away' left a sarcastic reply, I would now have 19 pence.

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am
by Barley mow
RHill wrote:If I got a penny for everytime 'Breaking Away' left a sarcastic reply, I would now have 19 pence.

10 green bottles.....magic man :P> DL

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:51 am
by shirley pollard
i find it weird that i can understand when people speak welsh but not speak it myself.i remember my old boss making me speak welsh to him and i would be too scared to say anything in case i got it wrong.maybe thats why im so shy now...

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:25 pm
by HerrPfister
Thanks to AWP, i'm the only person who can converse with the Geordie fellow at work!

Why aye, canny lad like.

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:53 pm
by Hedley Irwin
shirley pollard wrote:i find it weird that i can understand when people speak welsh but not speak it myself.i remember my old boss making me speak welsh to him and i would be too scared to say anything in case i got it wrong.maybe thats why im so shy now...
I think that's probably the same for most people. I find understanding others, and reading, to be much easier than speaking.

I think there are several reasons, sometimes it might be that I've simply forgotten the word, but I recognise it when I hear it or see it written down; often I can make out enough words to get the gist of what is being said, even though I don't know all the words, whereas, to speak in a coherent sentence, I would need to know all the words. In the case of Italian, often the words are close enough to Spanish for me to be able to translate them into Spanish first then into English, but when I have to reply, I'll normally end up speaking Spanish :lol:

Re: Learnt a new language?

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:59 am
by RHill
Barley mow wrote:
RHill wrote:If I got a penny for everytime 'Breaking Away' left a sarcastic reply, I would now have 19 pence.

10 green bottles.....magic man :P> DL
aye