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Hello!  What languages are you fluent in?  What languages are you learning?  What languages have you always wanted to learn but scare you?  What are some of your interests around Dreamwidth? 

Also, feel free to add languages to the tags in the established format as necessary!

Date: 2011-12-11 05:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 38thparallel
I admire your skill with French and Greek! I am learning French now, but my vocabulary is still very limited (I have a tendency to default to Frenglish, e.g., Je suis . . . pissed). :) I am half-Greek and would love to have some knowledge of my grandmother's native language. I really need to press my mother for lessons!

There's usually one or two languages at a time that particularly fascinate me and that I'll spend some time and effort learning... until the next language comes along!

I completely understand this predicament!

Date: 2011-12-12 05:37 am (UTC)
pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pne
Enjoy the spelling of Greek :)

Actually, when reading, it's great - they even mark the stressed syllable, so it's easy to tell pairs like "present (the verb) / present (the noun)" apart.

But when writing you get to learn which of two "o" sounds, which of two "e" sounds, and which of five "i" sounds to use :) (Well, really six, but the last one is limited to a handful of words, which aren't even used all that much.)

But still - don't let that stop you! Go and learn Greek!


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