Speak any languages?

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Do you speak any languages other than english?

  1. Yes, One

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  2. Yes, Two

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  3. Yes, Three

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  4. Yes, Four

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  5. Yes, I speak more than Four, because i like to show off to people.

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  6. No. I'm a closeminded jerk. (like kakashi)

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  1. Anduil

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    Yes the verb must be in the end of the sentence. And wanderingmagus should have to put it in the end.
    But i don't know if what she wants to say is poetry or normal text.
    Cause in poetry and church texts the verb is not always in the end.

    Example : Stabat mater dolorosa (= Mother was standing in sad mood.) verb is stabat and its in the begging of the sentence.
    And for those who like latins, the hymn that i already used as example in the video.
     
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    Having the verb at the end is a should not a must, but it is standard. Also, ego shouldn't be in all caps. You only use ego at all to emphasize the word, so it's presence is enough.

    "Magus sum" = "I am a mage"
    "Ego magus sum" = "I am a mage."

    And speaking of the Stabat Mater, I have four on CD: Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Haydn and Alessandro Scarlatti. I'm a geek. Deal with it.

    the Pergolesi.
     
  3. Running Wolf

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    Let's just agree on the fact that they had too many rules in latin. *shrugs*
    And too many words for "war"
     
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    I don't mind rules in Latin as long as they stay in Latin. When they get transferred into English they become a problem.

    Example: Why aren't you allowed to split an infinitive in English? Because in Latin an infinitive is one word. In English it's two words and should be split if you feel the need.

    I will now go to boldly split infinitives that no man has split before.
     
  5. Julie

    Julie Well-Known Member

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    I do think she wants to accentuate "I", no?

    And Turambar: Yes Westvlaams is a completely different language. I can't understand them at all... So annoying. Learn to speak, damn it!
     
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    Yes, but the word "ego" isn't grammatically necessary, and is only included for emphasis anyway. Doing it in all caps is like painting an elephant red, then adding coloured lights to it.
     
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    Ego is basically like the french "moi".

    (I just wanted to give an example that protects the elephants dignity... ;) )
     
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    It seems so, yup ;)
    That's about the only rule I can actively see. For all the other rules I'd have to know the cases, declinations and such... So I'm overasked ;) Looks fine to me, but why don't you just write it in english? So I could actually understand it ;)
     
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    I hold the eye of the maker of all within me. I am the tree, the rock, the earth beneath your feet. I am the air you breath, the water which flows through your veins. I am the wandering star which goes about that star which we call the Sun. I am Magus. -> reference to Spam War, obviously.
     
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    obviously... I missed spam war and it seems that was a grave mistake
     
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    How many languages other than English ~ nil :(

    A basic smattering of French but languages were never one of my strong subjects or priorities to be honest. I suppose that does come from the knowledge that others have to learn English (well a corrupted version of) because of the US. I'm sure the UK collectively were better at languages say 60yrs ago.

    Maybe I'll make the effort to learn one now ~ difficulty then is choosing one.... I suppose the most widely spoken would be Chinese, French, Spanish, Hindi, Russian & Arabic?
     
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    Go with dutch, Ell, that is about as close as it gets to english I think ;)

    If not: Don't take french. Too much effort for little success -.-'
    If you want to have it straight forward and logcial: take latin. If you don't like logical: take french.
    Which brings us back to the point above: Don't take french. :D
     
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    That's not very helpful :p

    I think I might start by learning "American" ~ that's like English but not :D
     
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    Foinikas Playing backgammon!

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    Damn sure it ain't!

    Oh by the way I hate it when bimbos on the net talk in ebonics.
     
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    Try japanese too if you're thinking of doing some stuff in gaming or robotics, i think
     
  17. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Fluent in English and French, I'm learning German, and know a bit of Dutch and Flemish.

    The "EGO" from WM's signature is what Google Translate does. :);)

    There are just as many in German! Nominativ, Akkusativ, Dativ, Genitiv, ... I've had enough! Der, Die, Das, Die; Den, Die, ... Arrgh! esse, aß gegessen, ...
     
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    I don't like Russia either... it's a nation of peasants that found their salvation in communism.
    It's still a nation of peasants.
     
  19. Foinikas

    Foinikas Playing backgammon!

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    If that's what you think,then you seriously don't know Russia.
     
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    oh boy, here we go..