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Post #80871 - Reply to (#80415) by Dr. Love
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*had to look up what pig Latin was*

Example: Banana ==> Anana-bay


That's the common version. There are two others.

*Shoos Dr. Love off to look it up again.* biggrin

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Post #80903 - Reply to (#80871) by xShatteredSoulx
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*had to look up what pig Latin was*

Example: Banana ==> Anana-bay


That's the common version. There are two others.

*Shoos Dr. Love off to look it up again.* biggrin

Oh, you're mean.. biggrin

Examples:

Button==> Utton-bay

Amsterdam==> Amsterdam-way

A whole sentence..

"This is an example of Pig Latin. As you can see, it is silly, but sort of fun for children."

Translates to..

"Is-thay is-way an-way example-way of-way Ig-pay Atin-lay. As-way ou-yay an-cay ee-say, it-way is-way illy-say, ut-bay ort-say of-way un-fay or-fay ildren-chay."

I think that's all.. Right, Shattered? bigrazz

*hopes that Shattered doesn't say to look it up again* biggrin

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That's right, but there is another way. Much harder, if I remember correctly.

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*looks it up again.. cry *

So, even you admit that you don't know it..? bigrazz

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*looks it up again.. cry *

So, even you admit that you don't know it..? bigrazz


It was a lesson from about third grade, I had to translate from three different versions and I didn't like it. So, no, I don't remember, I just know there are three versions.

*Pats Dr. Love on the back*

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Well, we never had that in our school... That's for sure.. >.>

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Well, we never had that in our school... That's for sure.. >.>


And I didn't have actual foreign languages.

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English,
Tagalog,
Spanish
French (a little bit)
trying to learn Japanese
tried learning German but found it quite hard

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Post #81298 - Reply to (#81079) by lockhart
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tried learning German but found it quite hard


I think I may actually be able to learn that one because it's my Grandpa's native language. I think he might be able to help me out, but he says I can't pronounce the 'r's to save my life. I think he compared me to a drowning cat, actually.


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You just have to roll the 'r' over your tongue.. eyes

If you want to learn German, I'l warn you that they have ?? ... Don't know the grammatic word for it.. biggrin But they're like Latin.. They also have Genitiv, Dativ and Akkusativ.. (Hope I spelled it right..)

While French doesn't has that.. So in that area, French is easier..

"Tu comprends que je te veux dire..?" eyes

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"Tu comprends que je te veux dire..?" eyes

"you understand what I just wrote" ? (nuh uh? laugh )

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You just have to roll the 'r' over your tongue.. eyes

If you want to learn German, I'l warn you that they have ?? ... Don't know the grammatic word for it.. biggrin But they're like Latin.. They also have Genitiv, Dativ and Akkusativ.. (Hope I spelled it right..)

While French doesn't has that.. So in that area, French is easier..

"Tu comprends que je te veux dire..?" eyes


Mmm... I think the way you pronounce the 'r' differs depending on the region of Germany. One requires rolling your tongue like in Spanish, while the other comes from the throat. I forget which regions they are though.

In english, they would be nominative, accusative, dative and genitive, so the one you forgot was probably nominativ. Or, did you mean something else by the "??"? Well, the language that contributed most to English is German, so a lot of words are similar, and their pronounciation of words isn't as confusing as english.

"Tu comprends que je te veux dire..?" = "Do you understand what I want to say to you?" although I think it should be "Tu comprends ce que je veux te dire?"

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You just have to roll the 'r' over your tongue.. eyes


Might help if I could figure out how to do that.

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ippy
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I speak 3, portuguese, english (talked with a nuttjob from london sometimes biggrin ) and a bit of spanish (from Argentina). By the way moritana by speaking spanish you are able to understand portuguese also.


Oh, so that's why that brazilian kid could understand spanish. Now I know why. Cool.
So, I know cantonese, english, french, spanish/mandarin. That's pretty much the order I started knowing/understanding more than 10 full sentences in each language.

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I think spanish is easier

I think so, too, but I learned French first so I'm not quite sure from a purely English perspective.

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I might just end up taking two years of both Spanish and French because Spanish, for practicality, and French, because I think it might actually be pretty interesting

Yeah. French is interesting.

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You just have to roll the 'r' over your tongue.. eyes

If you want to learn German, I'l warn you that they have ?? ... Don't know the grammatic word for it.. biggrin But they're like Latin.. They also have Genitiv, Dativ and Akkusativ.. (Hope I spelled it right..)

While French doesn't has that.. So in that area, French is easier..

"Tu comprends que je te veux dire..?" eyes


Mmm... I think the way you pronounce the 'r' differs depending on the region of Germany. One requires rolling your tongue like in Spanish, while the other comes from the throat. I forget which regions they are though.

In english, they would be nominative, accusative, dative and genitive, so the one you forgot was probably nominativ. Or, did you mean something else by the "??"? Well, the language that contributed most to English is German, so a lot of words are similar, and their pronounciation of words isn't as confusing as english.

"Tu comprends que je te veux dire..?" = "Do you understand what I want to say to you?" although I think it should be "Tu comprends ce que je veux te dire?"

You maybe right.. eyes Since I'm not that good at French..

I didn't forget the nominative.. Just thought that was the least important.. And with the "??".. I meant the grammatic term for.. nominative, genitive, accusative, dative..

I don't think that German and English look alike at all.. biggrin

@Shattered: I don't know how I can explain it in words.. @_@

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