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Languages

Chaon

<<< awesome avi by blazheirio889
:D When you finish it, I will speak it with you so that you have someone to practice with! How does that sound?
 

Not Meowth

Cat, are you drilling?
This reminds me of something which was, at first, mind-boggling to me but then became really cool.
In Hindi, 'kal' means both yesterday and tomorrow. You have to specify the tense to make it clear whether you're talking about yesterday or tomorrow. 'kal' is basically "one day from today".
Once I read about a language that not only has no system of numbers, but has the same word for both "some" and "many".
 

Pook

Don't Mistake Coincidence for Fate
Pronoun
he
My first language is Spanish, and I now speak mostly in English. I like to think I am fluent in both languages and can carry a conversation.
 

Dewgong

babababa
Yay! Another Italian learner! I've just finished learning the basic verb grammar (tenses, etc.) and am about to move onto things like the conditional and subjunctive moods.
it's such a pretty language. i think you're a little further in it than i am, though.
you should send me a pm. we could be like study buddies.
 

Clover

neither simple, nor coherent.
Once I read about a language that not only has no system of numbers, but has the same word for both "some" and "many".
"In fact, trolls traditionally count like this: one, two, three... many, and people assume this means they can have no grasp of higher numbers. They don't realize that 'many' can be a number. As in: one, two, three, many, many-one, many-two, many-three, many many, many-many-one, many-many-two, many-many-three, many many many, many-many-many-one, many-many-many-two, many-many-many-three, lots."
 

1. Luftballon

Banned
Pronoun
it
so 4^0 is "one", 4^1 is "many", it stops being a base system and starts just appending random manies.

4^2 is lots?

lots-lot-lots-many-many-three, then, I suppose, would be seventy-five?
 

Spoon

New member
Pronoun
she
I can speak English, obviously. However I only have a vague idea of certain grammar rules, like when to use 'lay or lie', 'while or whilst' and 'good or well.' I've been too lazy to bother with learning grammatically correct English. I also have a terrible time spelling words.

I'm in my second year of German at school, so I can pick up on a few words if I hear German, and write simple sentences that form into a paragraph, that sounds like a second grader wrote it, about the weather, apple juice, and noise pollution.
 

Not Meowth

Cat, are you drilling?
"In fact, trolls traditionally count like this: one, two, three... many, and people assume this means they can have no grasp of higher numbers. They don't realize that 'many' can be a number. As in: one, two, three, many, many-one, many-two, many-three, many many, many-many-one, many-many-two, many-many-three, many many many, many-many-many-one, many-many-many-two, many-many-many-three, lots."
I am so using this system from now on.
 

nothing to see here

...probably not posting here too much anymore.
Pronoun
he/him
I've randomly picked up tiny bits of Portuguese recently... since my dad's going to work in Brazil for a year or so starting sometime later this year, and he's been learning how to speak the language.

Can't really speak Portuguese at all, but now I know enough random words to not be completely confused if I see something written in it (and I don't mispronounce Portuguese words quite as horribly as I used to when I come across them... who would've guessed that R's are pronounced as H's and "ão" sounds more like "an"?)
 
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