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Language Firsts & Punches [Aug. 3rd, 2007|12:22 pm]
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Viggo Mortenson speaks fluent English, Spanish, Danish, and French, but he also speaks Swedish and Norwegian reasonably well.

What about you? I speak English reasonably well, and can remember some key phrases and accent of French. lol.


And, you first posters of last month!

In first place ( for like the 4th time or something, not consecutively, but still impressive!) pixxiyestyx with 5 first comments in July!

And in second place, tied, or two others that have also received this recognition in the past. ;) Well done to electrosoundwav and frontdoorangel just a hair/hare behind with 4 posts each.

Nicely done! :)

hehe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VYsrkaGmpw&eurl=

Can anyone make that last part into an icon for me? Please? The slap et punch.

I'll give ya a cookie. And credit you in my icons. hehe
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[User Picture]From: getawaygirlie8
2007-08-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
This article sounds like it is up your alley... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070803/ap_on_fe_st/17_kids

PS- love your icon!!
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[User Picture]From: getawaygirlie8
2007-08-03 05:30 pm (UTC)
PPS - I can Sign pretty well & fake spanish
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[User Picture]From: reallyginnyf
2007-08-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
I used to be fluent in ASL, but haven't interpreted professionally for about 10 years, so have lost some of my receptive abilities. I can still sign fluently; I just have trouble understanding what someone is signing back to me. :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 05:43 pm (UTC)
*nod* Bummer. :( I have a friend that used to interpret for plays and musicals and that was always really cool to watch.


How does ASL differ from sign language in other countries?
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[User Picture]From: suspiria
2007-08-03 05:57 pm (UTC)
i read/write french and also understand it spoken. i haven't used it in so long that i'm afraid it's leaving me.

i suppose technically i can speak it, but mostly i just turn pink and frozen with panic. =P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
lol! Je vois. ;)

I wish I retained more of it. My teacher was not very good, so I have some bad memories assosciated with it because of her.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-08-03 07:02 pm (UTC)
I know how to be extremely offensive in French, Spanish, Arabic and Tagalog (and English, of course).

I know enough Spanish and French to buy things, ask where stuff is and be reasonably polite (although I've got a toddler's vocabulary, for the most part).

And I know how to say "these clothes are unacceptable" in Hindii.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 07:05 pm (UTC)
LOL. That's awesome. :)

Teach me how to be offensive?
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From: pixiepancake
2007-08-03 07:17 pm (UTC)
viggo mortenson is officially my hero :<

i can speak english sort of, german i can comprehend but am not comfortable speaking, and swedish i am working on. i'd say i can comprehend/speak it as well as a baby could

my french is the worst. i cannot even read it to save my life. my sister, who speaks french, makes fun of me constantly for it :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 07:29 pm (UTC)
That's awesome though! I bet you're a lot better then you give yourself credit for. Cool variety of languages too!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 07:49 pm (UTC)
LOL> Isn't it fab? I really like it. Do you know how to make animated icons? ;)
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2007-08-03 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly English. I took two years of Spanish and remember not a word from it. Go figure.

I can, however, say select, flirty phrases in Chinese (Mandarin), less, but still just as flirty phrases in Japanese and a few select ones in Korean. Now I just need to marry a boy that speaks Korean and we can move to China for a year and I will be the happiest camper ever (o:

Oh, added bonus, I can tell people to go to hell or to die in Fijian. lol this has not yet been useful, but may some day.

I love that movie!! What one earth would you do with an icon like that, though? (o:
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 08:46 pm (UTC)
In Fijian? That's random! Awesome!

I bet you remember the basics from Spanish. Hello.. goodbye, etc. hehe. Even I know those. ;)

Ooh! That's from a movie?? What movie?

I think it's awesome. LOL. When I'm annoyed, or posting about violence or something, it'd be perfect.
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[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2007-08-03 08:32 pm (UTC)
English, German, French, Spanish fluently.

Started learning Russian in the 80s, but got lazy. I remember basically none of it.

I'd like to learn Japanese before I go back for my next visit there.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 09:34 pm (UTC)
WOW! I guess you win!

I'm impressed. :)
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2007-08-03 09:26 pm (UTC)
Spanish!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-03 09:35 pm (UTC)
Awesome :) Like you could go to Mexico and communicate wiht anyone?
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[User Picture]From: candycoatedpill
2007-08-04 06:05 am (UTC)
I know a few phares in spanish, french and japenese but not enough to call myself fluent. And I speak "American" not English! (mocking stupid people)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-06 01:21 am (UTC)
lol, nice. ;)
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[User Picture]From: m_buggie
2007-08-04 07:07 am (UTC)
Wow, as if I didn't have enough reasons to love Viggo as it is. Very cool.

Too bad the only other language I speak is bad high school French.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-06 01:22 am (UTC)
Me too, lol
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2007-08-04 07:41 am (UTC)
I used to speak Quenya okay...or mostly knew quite a few useful phrases. It's one of Tolkien's elvish languages. My boyfriend and I used to write notes when we were 15 in a weird combination of elvish/french/english ... it was fun :D. I know some indonesian, quite a bit of french and a few words in other languages. I'd love to learn another language fluently though, but it's so hard!

If you're after interesting language facts, try seeing what Wikipedia says about second language aquisition ... there's like a timer in your brain that expires at a certain age which makes learning language a lot harder. If you're not exposed to a language at all by about 16, you'll never be able to speak properly. Anyway, that's what I've been doing in class so hooray for random tangents!
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[User Picture]From: kroker
2007-08-04 09:03 am (UTC)
anyone who's danish swedish or norwegian can speak the other two languages reasonably well.they're considered dialects of the same language by one linguistic definition of languages...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-06 01:30 am (UTC)
*nod* Makes sense.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-06 01:32 am (UTC)
You rocked it out! :)

I totally want to take French again. I know Itunes is doing this new free oline college thing where you can dwnload stuff onto itunes that;s like courses?

I wonder if there's downloadable French courses.
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[User Picture]From: daisynymph
2007-08-04 10:09 pm (UTC)
I speak Chinese, English, and French fluently. I know German and Italian reasonably well and am learning Russian and Greek (ancient & modern). :] i like languages.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-06 03:49 am (UTC)
Holy wow! That's SERIOUSLY impressive!!!
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