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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Smart » Wed 14 Apr 2010 4:42 am

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Smart wrote:1. I only recently got allowed to have a passport, those were the only two places that did not require a passport for travel on the Seas (Cruises). I could care less about them.

Whatever. The point stands that your knowledge of "Europeanness" is still purely notional at this point.

Smart wrote:2. No I do not.

Yep, you do. I'm sorry you feel it necessary to deny this; there's no shame to it, it's just a fact about you like your reaction time and whether or not you're lactose-intolerant.

Smart wrote:3. Southern California. I was speaking more specifically about French not Spanish.

Sure about that? A lot of Québécois winter in California.

Smart wrote:4. You believe there to be more than one British-English?

Don't you? Can you not distinguish Liverpudlian from Glaswegian or Welsh English from West Yorkshire?

Smart wrote:Well whatever is the normal one that I see every time I go online and speak with people from England.

Where in England are they from? And when you say "go online and speak with [them]", do you mean by Skype or something?

Smart wrote:And yes I do use it with other Americans, so much so i am often not completely understood.

That's a bit odd. I don't generally make a point of using vocabulary I don't think people will recognise if I also know words they do. Sure, I could insist on asking the Mexicans who work on campus for pavo instead of guajalote and tortillas instead of omeletes, but at the end of the day I just want them to fix the food I'd like to eat.

Smart wrote:Then again their vocabularies consist of not even 5,000 words.

You've kept count?

Wow. not even going to bother.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby linguoboy » Wed 14 Apr 2010 5:00 am

Smart wrote:Wow. not even going to bother.

How very European of you!
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Delodephius » Wed 14 Apr 2010 11:17 pm

You're both boring. I'm going outside and play with my dogs.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby linguoboy » Wed 14 Apr 2010 11:41 pm

Delodephius wrote:You're both boring. I'm going outside and play with my dogs.

How are your sisters, by the way?
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Neqitan » Wed 14 Apr 2010 11:48 pm

for pavo instead of guajalote
I was surprised to find in the RAE that guajolote is used in El Salvador, I'm certainly unfamiliar with the word. Chompipe, on the other hand...
and tortillas instead of omeletes,
What is this dish that they call "omeletes" and you say they are called "tortillas" in some other Spanish dialect (the Standard of Spain?)?
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby linguoboy » Thu 15 Apr 2010 12:00 am

Neqitan wrote:
and tortillas instead of omeletes,
What is this dish that they call "omeletes" and you say they are called "tortillas" in some other Spanish dialect (the Standard of Spain?)?

Omelettes. In Spain, these are called tortillas, but if I ask Mexicans for a tortilla, they'll give me, well, a tortilla (tortilla de maíz en el castellano de España).
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Delodephius » Thu 15 Apr 2010 1:14 am

linguoboy wrote:
Delodephius wrote:You're both boring. I'm going outside and play with my dogs.

How are your sisters, by the way?

They're good. It's mating season now and they've been asking about you.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Remd » Thu 15 Apr 2010 12:48 pm

Omelettes. In Spain, these are called tortillas, but if I ask Mexicans for a tortilla, they'll give me, well, a tortilla (tortilla de maíz en el castellano de España).


In fact, when I think about "tortilla" I imagine a "tortilla de patatas" or "tortilla francesa" (we call it francesa when it's just made of egg). And their tortillas are like Arabic bread but made of corn (certainly delicious, BTW xD).
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Neqitan » Fri 16 Apr 2010 3:34 am

linguoboy wrote:
Neqitan wrote:
and tortillas instead of omeletes,
What is this dish that they call "omeletes" and you say they are called "tortillas" in some other Spanish dialect (the Standard of Spain?)?

Omelettes. In Spain, these are called tortillas, but if I ask Mexicans for a tortilla, they'll give me, well, a tortilla (tortilla de maíz en el castellano de España).
Remd wrote:In fact, when I think about "tortilla" I imagine a "tortilla de patatas" or "tortilla francesa" (we call it francesa when it's just made of egg). And their tortillas are like Arabic bread but made of corn (certainly delicious, BTW xD).
Interesting, I wasn't aware of that. I'd have given you a tortilla. (The use of both words is the same in El Salvador.)
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby dtp883 » Sat 17 Apr 2010 6:54 am

My mother's friend says Chompipe instead of pavo. She's Cuban.
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