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Blackwing
Nov Member 2012

Blackwing

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200 IQ social engineering at play here: they always ask where you're from, so to avoid suspicions on that, asking instead what languages you speak can be used to avoid having to ask that, since most people probably only speak English alongside their native language, and even if they're native English or speak more than 2 languages, it'd still be simple guesswork. :P
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28-Mar-2019 08:56:54

Teutotes
Dec Member 2018

Teutotes

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My native language is estonian. Plus i can speak/read/write in finnish, russian, english, german and also swedish language. Well, my swedish is not so good but good enough to make myself understandable.

The language i would like to learn: japanese!

28-Mar-2019 10:49:39

Runefloors

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I'm able to read/speak/write Norwegian and English fluently - Due to similarities in language in Scandinavia I'm also able to read/speak Danish and Swedish easily but not write unfortunately :)

28-Mar-2019 11:49:06

Thunder Jinx
Feb Member 2010

Thunder Jinx

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Runefloors said:
Due to similarities in language in Scandinavia I'm also able to read/speak Danish and Swedish easily but not write unfortunately :)

Danish and Norwegian are very similar in writing/spelling. Swedish and Norwegian are more similar in speaking.
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28-Mar-2019 12:11:13

Daibhi
Sep Member 2017

Daibhi

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Mostly English, but I do dabble in mainly Irish and have a very loose understading of Gaulish and a few other Celtic languages - that's more due to the fact I'm interested in Europe's original cultures/history though (it was Celtic/Pagan - until the Roman Empire introduced Christianity).

Music is one way of getting your foot in the door without having to actually go somewhere to learn a language, the only downside to that is it's wholly dependant on your own motivation/dedication to sift through a shit tonne of different things.

I'll throw a handful of Gaulish music in here (took me a while to find Gaulish/English versions):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvnxfSpKPCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37KYx_vsGaA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBYSF0FA6R0

I would do Irish but what I know for that is a bit more rough around the edges compared to Eluveitie. But for anyone who can bear/likes it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuQnIbXf5DA

Is rud amháin é an Ghaeilge a scríobh. Ag labhairt na teanga? Níl an fuaimniú chomh simplí le Béarla, ach is féidir liom cúpla focal a labhairt anseo agus ansiúd. Múineann mé mé féin, mar sin nílim foirfe. Tá mearbhall ar an nGaeilge mar gheall ar an gcaoi a bhfuil sí struchtúrtha freisin.

(Writing Irish is one thing. Speaking the language? The pronunciation is not as simple as English, but I can speak a few words here and there. I teach myself, so I'm not perfect. The way in which it is structured is also confusing.)

Plus it's a dying language, so it's effectively pointless learning it but that aspect of history is interesting to me so fuck. Not to mention I've probably fucked my English up for a few days now after typing that haha because of the fact of how it's structured I can only explain it in a really simplistic way. English would be 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 whereas Irish is more along the lines of 4 - 2 -3 - 1 - 5. Translating English to Irish and vice versa is a mindfuck, don't get me started on Ogham.

28-Mar-2019 16:01:40

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