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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

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1 year 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

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7 months ago #9610203        
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New York: *tries to learn Creole languages so he can understand Acadiana* "Hey Acadiana!" *clears throat* "Mèrdik estipid dégoutant nan yon jennès.... That means 'You are a wonderful person,' in Creole Haitian, right?"
Acadiana: *can only speak Creole languages but can understand English* "...." *doubles over, laughing so hard that it actually hurts*
(New York said, "Fucking shitty asshole of a whore.")

2 years 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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2 years 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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5 months ago #9637719        
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This comic actually made me realize how much Spanish a lot of Americans end up using in casual conversations -- most are by no means bilingual, but a lot Americans will know and use phrases like:

Hola.
Adiós amigos.
Mi casa es su casa
Mano a mano
No problemo. (Which should be "No hay problema," but still.)
Dime.
(Lo) que sera sera.
Eso si que es.
No comprende
No hablo inglés/español.
Hasta la vista.
Yo quiero Taco Bell.

Phineas and Ferb had Dr. Doofenshmirtz say, "I can't fight a teenage girl. It's so... ¿Como se dice 'awkward'?"
In the Nostalgia Critic's review of Clockstoppers, he starts laughing and says, "Tengo preguntas" (I have questions) at one of the more ridiculous scenes in the movie.

Again, these people aren't bilingual by a long shot, but Spanish had seeped into our culture, even if it's only a minuscule amount.

7 months ago #9617659        
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Japanese tour conductors say "If you'd like to become a tour conductor, at least 2 languages should be learned."
That's English and Spanish.
The Spanish area is wider than an English area in the world.

The area where the word is used is wide like a word in the country where the country invaded formerly is many.
In other words, it's said that Spain, United Kingdom and United States are the country where quite many countries were invaded.

Japanese is akin to no languages of all over the world at all.
It's dramatically difficult that Japanese learns English.

1 year ago #9528649        
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Seeing as there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the United States, America would probably already know Spanish.

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1 year ago #9519815        
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Well you could learn "Australian" by learning Aboriginal. The only problem is, there's like a few hundred versions depending on the tribe. Despite sharing the same ancestry, and many similarities, they still managed to be a diverse bunch. Some of the tribes are gone now, given they're small populations, for example the Tasmanians were specifically hunted and subsumed into white genetics until they were gone. :(

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1 year 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.

Sirsir

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2 years 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'

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