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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Steinherz » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:07 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote:
AaronIsCrunchy wrote:I dunno why, but the way the entirety of Iwanako's letter was written in Japanese for our reading/translating pleasure was something I really liked. But then, I'm a sucker for anything not in English, truth be told. I wonder if it stems from coming from the most linguistically useless part of the world: England.
I know how you feel :P I've changed the setting in World of Tanks so that when I'm driving a foreign tank, the crew speak in that language. I have no idea what the fuck they're saying, but I love it.

It's always saddening to find that 3/4 of our population don't even bother trying to lean a second language. We have French in our National Curriculum, but everyone just drops that as soon as they can :/
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This is pretty much my point exactly. The school I went to specialised in languages but it seemed like most the pupils wanted to chuck them at the nearest chance they got. It's a shame, particularly when you look at the rest of the world, with many countries making conscious efforts to learn English. I know it's become a bit of a universal one but it'd be nice to at least TRY.

And don't get me STARTED on the holidaymakers that go abroad and refuse to learn the language... :evil:
Well here's the reason why most people drop it:
Being forced to learn something when they don't really want to.
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I mean I could go to Brazil, Portugal or the Azores because while being unable to properly speak Portuguese, I can understand it mostly. though I can't spell it properly it would seem :lol:
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:18 pm

Yeah, I suppose that would do it. I've always been interested in language so it wasn't a problem, but I can understand that point now it's been put forward.

The holidaymakers one still annoys me though. I know there's the argument of 'probably being able to get around using English anyway' but I've heard that any attempt to use the native language is appreciated, even if it does just end up as an English conversation.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Potato » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:21 pm

ParagonTerminus wrote:Research it.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:11 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:The holidaymakers one still annoys me though. I know there's the argument of 'probably being able to get around using English anyway' but I've heard that any attempt to use the native language is appreciated, even if it does just end up as an English conversation.
I can confirm that, for Holland at least.

Went to Amsterdam last summer and pretty much everyone there spoke English. Not surprising, considering its tourism value.
Being the stubborn dick I am, I tried my best to speak Dutch when possible. The Hotel staff said they appreciated my attempts and, if nothing else, found my Phrasebook Dutch to be "quite endearing".
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Oddball » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:38 am

My Highschool required two years of a foreign language. We had a good teacher, but I still sucked at it. I managed to pass with Bs and Cs and still can't do much more than order at Taco Bell.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Guest Poster » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:34 pm

Went to Amsterdam last summer and pretty much everyone there spoke English. Not surprising, considering its tourism value.
Actually, the reason most of us speak English quite well, aside from the fact that basic English courses start during the latter half of elementary school, is simply due to most digital entertainment being in English. Only animated movies that are partially intended for kids are dubbed. (unlike larger countries like France or Germany where dubbing is more popular) All life-action movies and just about all video games are in English, so you have plenty of exposure to the language. That and the fact that Dutch is a bit of a mixture between German and English.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Atario » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:29 pm

Guest Poster wrote:Actually, the reason most of us speak English quite well
Well, damn. You wrote Sisterhood and English isn't even technically your first language.

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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Guest Poster » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:20 pm

Heh, Mirage is the person who tends to catch most grammar and spelling errors and he's German. Heck, he understands Japanese too.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Umber » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:07 pm

Oddball wrote:My Highschool required two years of a foreign language. We had a good teacher, but I still sucked at it. I managed to pass with Bs and Cs and still can't do much more than order at Taco Bell.
Living in California, Spanish is pretty much a requirement and helps at some point. I did want to learn Japanese after visiting some family in Japan, but I don't think I'll ever really use it outside of a two-foot radius from my laptop.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Munchenhausen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:02 pm

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Went to Amsterdam last summer and pretty much everyone there spoke English. Not surprising, considering its tourism value.
Actually, the reason most of us speak English quite well, aside from the fact that basic English courses start during the latter half of elementary school, is simply due to most digital entertainment being in English. Only animated movies that are partially intended for kids are dubbed. (unlike larger countries like France or Germany where dubbing is more popular) All life-action movies and just about all video games are in English, so you have plenty of exposure to the language. That and the fact that Dutch is a bit of a mixture between German and English.
Ah, right! I didn't know that :P
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Steinherz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Guest Poster wrote:That and the fact that Dutch is a bit of a mixture between German and English.
Well they are all Germanic Languages and have a common root, so it makes sense there'd be the ability to understand them even partially.
Amusingly the one with the biggest differences from the rest of the Germanic Languages is English, but that's because it has so many borrowed words from other languages. *nods*
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by SpunkySix » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:33 pm

Guest Poster wrote:
Went to Amsterdam last summer and pretty much everyone there spoke English. Not surprising, considering its tourism value.
Actually, the reason most of us speak English quite well, aside from the fact that basic English courses start during the latter half of elementary school, is simply due to most digital entertainment being in English. Only animated movies that are partially intended for kids are dubbed. (unlike larger countries like France or Germany where dubbing is more popular) All life-action movies and just about all video games are in English, so you have plenty of exposure to the language. That and the fact that Dutch is a bit of a mixture between German and English.
That's funny... that's the main reason I want to learn more Japanese.
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by brythain » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:01 pm

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Guest Poster wrote:That and the fact that Dutch is a bit of a mixture between German and English.
That's funny... that's the main reason I want to learn more Japanese.
It's a mix between German and English?? :D
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by Potato » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:05 pm

brythain wrote:
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Guest Poster wrote:That and the fact that Dutch is a bit of a mixture between German and English.
That's funny... that's the main reason I want to learn more Japanese.
It's a mix between German and English?? :D
Probably all his entertainment preferences are in Japanese. :lol:
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Re: Random minor things that appeal to you

Post by SpunkySix » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:28 pm

Potato wrote:Probably all his entertainment preferences are in Japanese. :lol:
That one, moreso. Games, manga, anime... hentai, all of them are in Japanese, and some of them don't have translations available.
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