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Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-12-23 02:42

Segfault wrote:What? There are other languages besides english? You are pulling my leg. Next you'll probably tell there are other countries behind US boundaries, too. Ha.

No, seriously, not pulling your leg,...

Well the term used is Nations, but yes there are many Nations, within the U.S boundaries, and they had/have their languages , before any one had even heard of the "English" speakers. Some were well established, a long time before the the immigrants decided to make the the United States,...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribal_sovereignty_in_the_United_States
First Nation: The few First Nation peoples left — Native Americans who never gave up their land to white settlers — are mainly in the harshly Arctic north of Canada and Alaska. They have sovereignty over their lands, but their population is only around 300,000.


In Canada is where I met Mr.Goose,... he did not speak english, nor french,...
oops,... I guess that is another topic,...

from:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Nation The Navajo Nation (Naabeehó Bináhásdzo) is a Native American territory covering about 17,544,500 acres (71,000 km2; 27,413 sq mi), occupying portions of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico in the United States. This is the largest land area retained by a Native American tribe, with a population of roughly 340,000.


Another topic, so I won't go into details, but try a search on the "Ant people",
they have entire Nations, and countries, under the entire North American continent,... and they are very real.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby Segfault » 2017-12-23 02:58

Nah, can't be, I asked my neighbor, he is a tower crane operator and can see far. He said there are no other nations.
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Postby fmp » 2017-12-23 03:23

GarryRicketson wrote:Another topic, so I won't go into details, but try a search on the "Ant people",
they have entire Nations, and countries, under the entire North American continent,... and they are very real.

things just got real in here :shock:
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Postby alan stone » 2017-12-23 05:35

Segfault wrote:What? ... Next you'll probably tell there are other countries behind US boundaries, too. Ha.

From outside the US boundaries I hear those living behind US boundaries who scream "US(a)! US(a)! US(a)!" so loud they're not worth listening to anymore. Similarly and samewise in other "civilised" countries. Simplifies life a lot. :mrgreen:
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Postby alan stone » 2017-12-23 06:06

ticojohn wrote:I frequently tell people "from between my mothers' legs", but that doesn't go over very well. :roll:

Makes me wonder. Are those not born the natural way artificial intelligence :?:
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Postby kedaha » 2017-12-23 11:51

I'm UK English through and through and speak standard English. I also speak Spanish having lived in Spain for many years and studied the language at university; I'm fully bilingual.
I studied French at school and always regret not continuing with it.
I'm very interested in languages and don't discount the idea of either taking up French again or learning another language, which could be a minority language like Welsh or Scots Gaelic.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby Segfault » 2017-12-23 16:23

kedaha wrote:I studied French at school and always regret not continuing with it.

I hated my german teacher because she demanded too much from me (or so i thought). Man, was I thankful when I happened to be in Paris and damn waiter ignored us until I started speaking in german. Then once in Portugal I got lost big time, gas was real low already (GPS wasn't invented yet), but there was someone who was able to guide me - in german. Or once in Austria I was able to socialize in a beercellar and have great time. Thanks go to my German teacher.
BTW, my favorite country is Greece. Or at least it was until they had all those fires and economic collapse. The water is still beautiful blue there, not muddy as at Costa de Sol. My wife puts something into toilet to make the water blue, I wonder if they use the same stuff ...
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Postby marcetm » 2017-12-24 01:45

I'm from Spain, I speak spanish and I try to do the same in English.
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Postby None1975 » 2017-12-24 13:35

I am from Lithuania. I speak Lithuanian, Russian and a bit in English.
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Postby ticojohn » 2017-12-24 15:15

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:^ Frequently :D

The really annoying thing about the journey is that they actually play that ****ing song over the tannoy as you approach the Liverpool docks... :roll:

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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby Bloom » 2018-08-31 20:35

I am Flemish and live in Belgium. My arterial language is Flemish or Dutch (the difference being something like the difference between British and Australian English). I can speak English and German fluently and French reasonably well.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby debiman » 2018-09-01 14:35

Bloom wrote:My arterial language is Flemish or Dutch (the difference being something like the difference between British and Australian English).

Do you mean like that's a large or small difference?

Anyhow, I dither equally between German, English and Finnish.
English mostly written, or passive (entertainment, culture).
"Arterial" is German.
Country (yep, it's a country, not a nation) - Finnish.
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Postby Jimmyfd » 2018-09-01 15:20

I'm from Denmark and I speak danish and English and a bit German.
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Postby Bloom » 2018-09-01 15:21

debiman wrote:
Bloom wrote:My arterial language is Flemish or Dutch (the difference being something like the difference between British and Australian English).

Do you mean like that's a large or small difference?

The difference is quite small. There is a joint Flemish-Dutch language commission that ensures that we keep speaking and writing the same language, except for a few oddities here and there.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby debiman » 2018-09-02 06:09

Bloom wrote:The difference is quite small. There is a joint Flemish-Dutch language commission that ensures that we keep speaking and writing the same language, except for a few oddities here and there.

similarities and differences between languages are interesting, and often funny, when only particular words differ in meaning while the rest is understandable.
there's no definite difference between dialect and language.

interesting to me:
  • Luxembourgish sounds like a 50/50 mix of german and french
  • Slovenian sounds like a 50/50 mix of italian and russian (or rather pan-slavic, never say "russian" to someone from the former occupied countries)
  • Estonian sounds almost like finnish, but much more melodic
etc.
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