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I was highly amused when an American told me he wanted to be more worldly by leaning languages and listed Irish as one of them. I know there's a few words that's different, but it still sounded funny.

EDIT: Okay so he probably meant Irish Gaelic, but then say Irish Gaelic. You'd be surprised by how little I know about languages so it helps to be specific. ;)


14th September 2012

Tagged in America Mexico

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6 months ago #9417677        
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I can speak French, German, English, a bit of Irish Gaelic, some Native American languages, and a bit of Vietnamese
GO LOUISIANA

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Murklan

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7 months ago #9410371        
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Gosh, Mexico is such a cutie. I wish we got to see her more.



22 days ago #9474514        
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"Irish" is the correct name in English. "Irish Gaelic" is an anglicization. Gaeilge or Gaelac are more traditional, but most people assume "Gaelic" means Gàidhlig, or "Scots Gaelic."

I learned Quebecois in Canada, which is not the same as French, and Mexican Spanish in American schools. But, when I visit Europe, my Dutch friend has to change between Dutch, Flemish, French and German within a five hour drive. Within 20 hours of me, everyone speaks English.

And of course, most Euros do, because English stalks other languages into dark alleys, clubs them over the head, and rifles their pockets for loose grammar. ;)



Sirsir

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2 months ago #9466559        
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...who in America really thinks 'Spanish isn't a real language'

'For English, press One, para espanol, marque dos'



5 months ago #9427761        
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Guess what... over 400 million from 20 countries people speak Spanish as mother language and about 30 million as second language.
So, USA's argument is invalid. x)



5 months ago #9427758        
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Wat



8 months ago #9405560        
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@InsaneEmu
I always say mate, regardless of being in trouble or not :atroll:

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8 months ago #9405471        
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Mate... I don't know about anyone else, but I've only been called mate if I'm in deep horse crap and need to pull myself out before I get punched in the face. Could just be me.



10 months ago #9385802        
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@SasanachAerach: Gaeilge... Tá sé go hálainn...

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10 months ago #9381307        
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I have read that the first foreign language the US Constitution was translated into was Scots Gaelic, --so that a settlement of Scots could vote whether they wanted to live under it or not. They debated it hotly, then voted "no". However it passed without them and was adopted in 1787.



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