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Post by Jed on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:47 am

Just wondering if anybody speaks anything other than English? or Scottish...

I speak a fair bit of Welsh, but nothing else, I can say some words in French and German.
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Post by Nia on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:49 am

fluent welsh.
and does a predicted A* in gcse french count..?
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Post by ChumbaWumba on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:52 am

Speak a little bit of Spanish, French and German although pretty terribly.

Want to become fluent in Japanese. Just so that when people ask if I speak any languages in the future I can just whip out Japanese and be like WAPOW take that suckas!.......... erm yeah...
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Post by Jed on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:53 am

niwebb-x wrote:fluent welsh.
and does a predicted A* in gcse french count..?

Lucky, I've been learning very basic welsh since I was about 3 but my parents are english and school speaks english so doesn't help. Razz

and LOL I tried to learn Japanese for like a day and failed, I'm rubbish at languages. Sad
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Post by Nia on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:56 am

Jed wrote:
niwebb-x wrote:fluent welsh.
and does a predicted A* in gcse french count..?

Lucky, I've been learning very basic welsh since I was about 3 but my parents are english and school speaks english so doesn't help. Razz


yeah, unless you've been had it spoonfed to you from a really young age it's really really hard to learn.. but because i speak welsh i've found it so much easier to learn french and spanish as a lot of the language patterns are the same.
my mum can speak cornish! (even though it's died out)
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Post by Jed on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:59 am

Yeah, we used to read books in Welsh but unless you go to a welsh school or have people always talking welsh around you it's quite hard, still to this day I'm rubbish with mutation :')

Haha awesome, I've never actually seen or heard Cornish before, just known of it. Smile
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Post by Nia on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:05 am

i struggle with mutation so don't worry ahah! in our school if you don't speak welsh (unless you're in an english lesson) you get punished, no lie.

yeahh cornish is very similar to welsh/breton Smile
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Post by Jed on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:09 am

Haha it seems funny that it's the other way round nowadays, back in like the 60's they punished you in for speaking in Welsh in class and anybody caught had to wear like a wooden thing on their wrist, if somebody else spoke welsh it was passed to them, whoever wore it at the end of the day got beatings. Although I doubt you get punished as badly as that Razz at least it's encouraging you to speak both haha, but Swansea is much more Welsh than where I live.
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Post by Nia on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:23 am

yeah, the "WELSH NOT" i think it was called. these days in our welsh schools we're immediately told that it's our responsibility to speak welsh and if we don't, the welsh language will die out. believe it or not, the only people who speak welsh regularly in my school are the nationalist plaid cymru people, the ones who will have a right go at you if you speak english. our punishment is normally notes to parents blahblahblah.
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Post by Jed on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:26 am

Yeah that's it I think. And wow bit extreme haha, I see where they're coming from I guess, we were encouraged to speak fully in Welsh during our welsh lessons, but there's plenty of schools near me that are full Welsh speaking.
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Post by apap3rplat3 on Sun 30 May 2010, 12:08 pm

I speak a fair amount of Spanish. I've been in some sort of Spanish class for the past 7 years (with the last three being full years) and will be taking 2 more full years of Spanish. It also helps that my mother is a Spanish teacher, so I'm around it more than other gringos.
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Post by beth on Sun 30 May 2010, 1:52 pm

me and my mate sarah made our own language called 'dingue', which means something in french, but i have no idea what and we could speak fluently in it. it was just made up of standard english words, but in an order that nobody else would understand. sounds so stupid, but it worked and it was hilarious.
for example...
'pinstripe mother theresa fed-ex men sniffing the flowers clean up patrol. my little pony green referral.'
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Post by Jed on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:03 pm

apap3rplat3 wrote:I speak a fair amount of Spanish. I've been in some sort of Spanish class for the past 7 years (with the last three being full years) and will be taking 2 more full years of Spanish. It also helps that my mother is a Spanish teacher, so I'm around it more than other gringos.

Awesome, I've been to Spain about 3 times and all I know is hello please thankyou goodbye etc.

BethySniper wrote:me and my mate sarah made our own language called 'dingue', which means something in french, but i have no idea what and we could speak fluently in it. it was just made up of standard english words, but in an order that nobody else would understand. sounds so stupid, but it worked and it was hilarious.
for example...
'pinstripe mother theresa fed-ex men sniffing the flowers clean up patrol. my little pony green referral.'

Lmao, that's actually brilliant. Did you just spend ages making up words for everything? Razz
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Post by beth on Sun 30 May 2010, 11:46 pm

yeah jed, hahaha.
i've got it all written down somewhere.
it basically started in french class in first year, we didn't want to learn french, so we started our own.
it was awesome. (:
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Post by GeorgeMoshington on Sun 30 May 2010, 11:56 pm

Jed wrote:Just wondering if anybody speaks anything other than English? or Scottish...

I speak a fair bit of Welsh, but nothing else, I can say some words in French and German.

I'm scottish and speak English?
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Post by Grandpa Clivey on Mon 31 May 2010, 8:31 am

I have "O" Level (they were before GCSEs and harder) French and Spanish, (and Latin). I learnt Dutch between 1994 and 1997, and passed an exam set by the Universities of The Hague and Leuven for external students.

I've used French on visits to Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.
I've used Spanish while driving from northern Spain to Lisbon, (and back).

I've used Dutch in the Netherlands and in reading Dutch books, etc.
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Post by David on Mon 31 May 2010, 7:30 pm

I did French and German at school but that's fucking boring, everyone does it. No one else is learning Swedish from their super hot Swedish girlfriend. I am.

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Post by warnerbro on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 3:11 am

GeorgeMoshington wrote:
Jed wrote:Just wondering if anybody speaks anything other than English? or Scottish...

I speak a fair bit of Welsh, but nothing else, I can say some words in French and German.

I'm scottish and speak English?

ACH AYE THE NOO

I got an A in French GCSE, can't remember jack shit now though.
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Post by Jess on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 3:23 am

BONJOUR
i did french from yr7-9. i can only remember the odd random like rubber, sandwich and milk.
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Post by Rick! on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 4:18 am

i Can speak dutch ^^ and a little bit french and german
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Post by SophieM on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 5:12 am

I did french from yr 7-9 also but the only line i can ever remember was when my dad taught me to say "S'il vous plait puis-je avoir deux miches de pain et un croissant" which is, please can i have two loaves of bread and a croissant.
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Post by HappySailor69 on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 5:15 am

Loosely speak some German. And learnt some Norwegian which is quite similar to German when I went in '08
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Post by Niamh on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 1:37 am

I can speak French at A Level standard... but I did that 3 years ago so can pretty much remember nothing...
Did Chinese for a year, was alright at it... but again, havent done it in 2 years. Ni hao Wink
To be fair my English is pretty shockig. My vocabulary is pretty much made up of curses nowadays when I can't think of words.
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Post by Rach on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 2:22 am

I got a D in German, even though I can speak German pretty well, but I fucked up the listening and writing papers. But I'm pretty good at German.
Basic French, can hold a basic conversation in French.
Several Chinese words although I have no idea what they mean, 'mian bao', 'ni hao' (which is how are you I think), 'dao'. And I can count up to ten in Chinese:
Yi, er, san, si, wu, liu, qi, ba, jiu, shi.

I can speak a tiny bit of Russian, by tiny bit, I mean like two lessons worth, so just the basics, hello, goodbye and all that, haha.
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Post by kappa99 on Thu 01 Jul 2010, 8:20 pm

Ah tawk scoats. n'abitah french tae. Pert frae that jisseh english.
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