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Post by dudex77 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:46 am

Felino wrote:When will benol stop posting lame posts.

He is getting to be worse than retro master..
I wouldn't say that. Noone is ever worse than Retromaster evar. But still, Benol, all of your grammar nazi posts are completely unneeded.
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Post by totokan » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:10 am

CFC Fodder wrote: And Totokan- awesome man, I had totally forgotten that man. What book did you use? I think I used Jennings et.al., or some such like that.
Yeah, I believe I used Jenny's First Year Latin (ISBN 9780205061778), as well as Jenny's Second Year Latin (ISBN 9780137973903).

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Post by Kyo » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:52 am

Kurt_ wrote:Ausfahrt
That's spelled correctly, but it's a special kind of exit, one for cars, in fact.
Gluck Auf
"Glück auf" is an expression only people who work under the earth (in a mine, for example) use. It litterally means "Luck up", as in "good luck getting up here again"
"dubist fette"
"Du bist fett", your translation is correct.


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Post by joevennix » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:30 am

I'm in Spanish 3, my school requires 3 years of one language (or at least up to the 3rd grade level), or 2 years each of 2 different languages. I'm alright at Spanish, half my family can (or could) speak it fluently. Definitely not gonna take Spanish 4 though.
I kinda wish I'd taken Latin, it seems a lot more useful to have a good Latin vocabulary so you can recognize words in a flash.
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Post by benol » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:50 am

Felino wrote:When will benol stop posting lame posts.

He is getting to be worse than retro master..
Ummm... Worse than retromaster would be this:


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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:50 am

OH MY GOD! HE IS WORSE THAN RETROMASTER!!!

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@ Kyo: "Ausfahrt" is from the exits on the highway. I'm sure "offramp" would suit it better, right?
Gluck Auf has a much more dismal meaning than I thought. I came across this on a tour of an old mine.
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Post by benol » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:04 pm

Grammatically, compared to all of the other languages in the world, English is pretty screwed up. Adjectives come before nouns, verbs have only 2 conjugations in the present tense, and pronunciation isn't phonetic.
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Post by Kenny_McCormic » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:21 pm

english and like 3 words in spanish as i just started spanish 1 a few days ago.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:44 pm

benol wrote:Grammatically, compared to all of the other languages in the world, English is pretty screwed up. Adjectives come before nouns, verbs have only 2 conjugations in the present tense, and pronunciation isn't phonetic.
Agreed. English is a very screwy language. Spanish makes a bunch more sense. The main thing for me is that, like you said, it's phonetic, so spelling isn't a pain in the rear. Also, less exceptions to rules! English is horrible with those.
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Post by schmellyfart » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:31 pm

Kyo wrote:Wait, isn't english a modern language?

What the heck does that even mean?
Thats just what they call it at our school because alongside with x credits of english, we need to have 2 credits from two consecutive language classes i.e. Japanese I & II to graduate

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Post by Kyo » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:48 am

Kurt_ wrote:@ Kyo: "Ausfahrt" is from the exits on the highway. I'm sure "offramp" would suit it better, right?
Gluck Auf has a much more dismal meaning than I thought. I came across this on a tour of an old mine.
Yeah, offramp sums it up pretty much.

you know, I heard the term "glück auf" for the first time in my life a few years ago when I was taking a tour of an old mine myself.

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Post by Electric Rain » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:56 am

Yeah... English is pretty odd.

'I' before 'E' except after 'C'... yeah, okay. Bull****.
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Post by TheOnlyOneHeFears » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:00 am

English (duh :P), German, French, tiny bit of Spanish, even less Japanese, miniscule amount of Russian.

Our school is big on languages. French is compulsory at GCSE, and I also did German. I've dropped French for A Level, but I'm still doing German. I really like it. We did Spanish at primary school, Japanese I picked up from karate, and we did a bit of Russian for a laugh in a couple of lessons last year.
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Post by sammy » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:22 am

I speak English, French and Dutch (native). Those are the 3 languages everyone gets here at school. German is optional but I think 3 is enough :P

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Post by ShockSlayer » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:37 am

I speak English. I will not learn Spanish. I will learn Japanese.

If I have to pass Spanish to [gradurate] I will kill my Spanish teacher.

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