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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 Mexico America


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3 months 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. ;)

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9 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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29 days ago #9496178        
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Irish is easy, Step one have a pint, done that? good, have another, Well done your getting there, then a couple more, good stuff. now step two, say "Ark now, Dis is Soome sort af Gagg isn't it?!" and you'll be correct :D



Sirsir

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4 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'



Murklan

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



occit

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1 month ago #9492308        
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LOL very funny knowing that the US is the second country in the world with more Spanish Speakers, only after Mexico.



2 months ago #9490562        
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I tried following the lyrics of a gaelic song. I honestly don't know where they are at half the time lol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGcMPp7TNo4



2 months ago #9490076        
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Well, apart of norwegian and english I know some spanish too :^)
Me gustan muchos estos comics y la cultura latinoamericana ;)



Lumoseo

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2 months ago #9489557        
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I already know how he's gonna react to KOREAN if he reacts like that to Spanish XD



3 months ago #9482603        
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I want to learn another language, but I don't seem to have a knack for it.



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