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  #21  
Old 08-27-2006, 05:21 AM
Alona L. Gutman
 
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I speak and understand some Russian, but I'm taking classes to brush up.
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:45 AM
Susana C. Vieira
 
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I speak Portuguese. I'm also fluent in Spanish, since the languages are similar and understand/ speak Italian (trying to brush up on it a little more).
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:04 PM
Odette E. Habib
 
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Originally Posted by Benjamin R. Shedlock
Odette, remind me if we've had this conversation. I'm a really active arabic student.... are you taking any classes?
i dont think we've had this conversation before lol
but no, i'm not taking an arabic class
i'm not so keen on learning to read and write it
and i know it well enough since it was my first language

but i dont think the arabic classes are the same dialect as i know
i'm lebanese so it's spoken slightly different there
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:29 PM
Benjamin R. Shedlock
 
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Yea, we learn Modern standard, and if we do any dialect it tends to be egyptian.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:51 PM
Raven M. Brockriede
 
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in that case, happy b-day Raven

thanks!! i am 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:53 PM
Jhanzelle A. Francis
 
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ok, so patois is not really a "language" its a dialect that Jamaicans speak, and I can speak that. Does that count?
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Dia O'Neil
 
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Originally Posted by Jhanzelle A. Francis
ok, so patois is not really a "language" its a dialect that Jamaicans speak, and I can speak that. Does that count?

that TOTALLY counts and if you want to get right down to technicalities here, a "language" is simply a concept used to make life a little easier for people - it doesn't truly exist in practice. we're really surrounded by just a whole bunch of dialects. and i for one find jamaican dialects fascinating
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:07 PM
Laure D'Angelo
 
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I agree with you, dialects are all right ,if not better, they tell us more about who we are ...
Are we looking for it?
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:26 PM
Laure D'Angelo
 
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See you tuesday in Class.
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