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  1. Roel

    Roel New Member

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    Hi there Dave, welcome!
    The average age is dropping here guys... :D
     
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    Well thanks alot. I'm glad someone sees it as an acomplishment. My family is German so whan they found out I was learning Russian, they did not like it at all. About talking to another person in russian, well I have talked to a couple of russian exchange students and they said my russian was really good, although since I taught myself I do not know the proper way to pronounce all the words. If you can memorize the letters the language gets easier because Russian is phonetic, so every letter in a word is pronounced.
     
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    Latin at 13! Thats crazy! They made us learn French when I was in 9th grade and that sucked let alone Latin.
     
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    I see it as an enormous accomplishment if you manage to teach yourself, anything at all, but especially a language. Congratulations! *bows*

    By the way, secondary school starts, for Dutch kids, at age 12; they get French and English in the first year. As I was a really fast student, I skipped two classes in primary school and started learning these foreign languages at age 10. :D
     
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    i had to start leraning it when i was 12 and at the same time i was doing french and german so i have to learn three languages. and yeh it does suck. latin is hard the only words i know are focou nothus and you dont want to know what that means
     
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    Sure we wanna know. :D
     
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    Wrong! Remember the guidelines, people. We don't want to know.
     
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    Well, I think I'm quite lucky that my native language is Slovak. This is why I can understand any Slavonic language (Czech, Polish, Russian...). As I was learning English and German at the school I always saw these were quite easy to learn. I also think that it must be very difficult to learn Slavonic languages for English or else speaking people. At least we have quite difficult gammatic.
     
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    I'd like to be referred after my own name, thanks.

    Touché!
     
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    i tell you but ill blank it out focou nothus mens f#####g b#####d
     
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    I didn't know you could swear in latin
     
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    Oh, yeah the Romans were real nice people I'm sure... :-?
    You can swear in any language, let me reassure you. Even in Dutch! From this language, the words 'iceberg' and 'knapsack' are derived, by the way.
     
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    :eek: I didn´t know "iceberg" and "knapsack" were swear words.
     
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    :oops: :oops: :oops: They aren't, sorry for the mixup (again) :oops:
    I mentioned these words because they are 100% Dutch yet they are English words. That sounds funny to me. Sorry!
     
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    when i went on holiday i got taught a couple of dutch swear words but i cant spell them and just look in the latin dictionaries they have loads of swear words
     
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    I´m just kidding. :wink:

    "Ijsberg" in Dutch, isn´t it ? It´s "Isberg" in Norwegian, pretty similar.
     
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    Yes, it's an ijsberg that hit the Titanic. However in capitals it would read 'IJsberg', as this is one letter in Dutch. Like in my email adress, twice! :D
     
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    Hey, johns new, Im basically coming here to learn as much as possible, so, bear with me. :smok:
     
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    Well I'm pretty sure we can accomplish that ;) :p
    Welcome to the forums, Bulletreaper!
     
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    Howdy

    :lol: My name is John, I live in Southern California. I am a carpenter by trade. I like scale modeling, esp. armor and that's why I'm here. Everytime I do a model I like to do a little research in order to get a better feel for the subject I am building. And since this thread seems to be more about different languages, I studied French for two years in high school, my profession and geographic location made it necessary to learn some Spanish, I spent two years in Hanau Germany when in the Army, and so I can say enough to get slapped in about four different languages. SLFN
    John
     

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