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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:17 AM
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Poll question: favorite language besides English or American
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 01:19 AM by pres2032

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:19 AM
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1. I love the Japanese language and culture. I think it's so lovely.
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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:27 AM
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8. yeah, there culture is so much richer than ours will ever be
so much history.
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DivinBreuvage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:59 AM
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12. Well, be fair, we haven't had 2300 years yet
Naturally they have more history. What were the Japanese like in 100 AD? This is not to deny the beauty and antiquity of Japanese culture, which I myself respect and admire, and I admit you can find a lot of ways in which we have always sucked and suck really bigtime now. But you should come back in 3920 and see how we stack up then.
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DIKB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:39 AM
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10. Kudos to you RevActs
i LOVE Romanji (as I don't know Japanese script)

And would like to go to Japan to visit sometime.
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:22 AM
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13. You'd be surprised.
The Japanese, up here in rural farm country, are highly, highly westernized. They tend to honor historical traditions during ceremonies...but hardly anytime else.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:19 AM
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2. Italian
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:19 AM
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You left out the most beautiful language...
Italian!
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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:20 AM
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5. it's now on the poll
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:19 AM
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3. Italian. n/t
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:19 AM
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4. French. But I would love to learn Japanese
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:22 AM
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6. american sign language nt
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:26 AM
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7. French
It's my native language.
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frogfromthenorth2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:12 PM
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17. Je ne te crois pas!!! hehehe
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 05:48 PM
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23. C'est la pure verit compadre.
:hi:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:28 AM
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9. French even though i don't speak it
i just like the way it sounds
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DivinBreuvage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 01:50 AM
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11. I speak French (second language), but chose German
As a person of French descent I suppose I should like French more, but I just don't. German, Italian, or Spanish get my vote. Even Russian gets my vote over French. Though I say French literature beats all the rest of them put together :)
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:28 AM
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14. Russian.
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:10 PM
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15. Portuguese, Brazilian style
Listen to Brazilian music, it has a great lyrical quality.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:11 PM
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16. Italian.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:24 PM
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18. Gaelic
Dleab nan Gaidheal ann an eaglaisean dubha nan Stitean Aonaichte
MAR iomadh sgeulachd mu na Gaidheil, 'se measgachadh de searbh is milis a th'anns an eachdraidh mu...

can't understand a word, but it sure is beautiful to listen to.
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:32 PM
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22. Second that. n/t
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:39 PM
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19. Icelandic,
It's a pretty sounding language but most importantly it is a true window to the past. Icelandic is essentially the Norwegian spoken by the Vikings in the 10th century--as opposed to what modern Norwegians speak. Their language has been strongly influenced by closer contact with the rest of Europe. (Including a couple of stints as a colonial possession to both Sweden and Denmark)

tak fyr
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:52 PM
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20. Irish Gaelic or Norwegian. n/t
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cags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:31 PM
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21. Ringlish
My daughter made it up so she could say bad words. She just replaces the first letter with an R
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