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telal
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby telal » Fri 19 Feb 2010 1:56 pm

Talib wrote:There's no need for it. Portuguese is just ugly Spanish anyway.


the better joke is:

Portuguese is just Spanish being spoken by a drunken Frenchman
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby linguoboy » Fri 19 Feb 2010 3:02 pm

telal wrote:Portuguese is just Spanish being spoken by a drunken Frenchman

Then what is Catalan?
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby Remd » Fri 19 Feb 2010 6:23 pm

But those are just personal perceptions, there are people who say French is Catalan with pharyngitis or English is German but talking with your mouth shut...I agree mostly with the first statement, though.... :?

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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 21 Feb 2010 12:39 am

telal wrote:
Talib wrote:There's no need for it. Portuguese is just ugly Spanish anyway.


the better joke is:

Portuguese is just Spanish being spoken by a drunken Frenchman

:evil: Not cool! :evil:
Y'all need to quit hating on Portuguese. Honestly, I can't fathom how someone could like Spanish better...
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby Talib » Sun 21 Feb 2010 1:26 am

Well, Spanish just seems more straightforward to me. Portuguese is a mess.

But don't worry, I still want to learn it. I've come to appreciate its charm.
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby rocketnewton » Tue 23 Feb 2010 5:44 pm

I met the caretaker of a/the Jewish cemetery in Bucharest. I spoke English (fluent) and a bit of Russian. He spoke a few words of English, some Russian (from childhood), Romanian and I think yiddish. The last two languages I do not know but could figure out some of the meanings from context or the fact that they are cognates. I spent about 1+ hour with him and it was a wonderful experience.

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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby telal » Sat 27 Feb 2010 12:47 am

linguoboy wrote:
telal wrote:Portuguese is just Spanish being spoken by a drunken Frenchman

Then what is Catalan?



Spanish being spoken by a drunk Spaniard?
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby Talib » Sat 27 Feb 2010 2:13 am

telal wrote:Spanish being spoken by a drunk Spaniard?
There's another kind?
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby telal » Sat 27 Feb 2010 3:55 pm

Talib wrote:
telal wrote:Spanish being spoken by a drunk Spaniard?
There's another kind?


perhaps i should've included a degree adverb such as "very"
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Re: Bilingual conversation

Postby Elijah » Wed 15 Feb 2012 5:42 pm

I think maybe Lao speakers and Thai speakers may be able to converse without too much difficulty.
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