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Old March 26, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Hola Poli
Yo se inglés y alemán para entenderme con cualquiera, pero no como experto.
Conocimientos básicos de francés y japonés.
Pero no tengo tiempo de profundizarlos......
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Old March 26, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Good for you! I just speak English and French, and Spanish of course.I've tried with German several times but it's too difficult for me.
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Mmmm... I've never studied Esperanto, but I studied Latin and ancient Greek for several years... And I thought English was a very modern language to be worthwhile studying it... So, who knows? Anyway, things are mysteriously done...
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Old March 27, 2008, 02:41 AM
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I have a friend who speaks in a Latin chat.... with other Law students/teachers
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Old March 27, 2008, 06:38 AM
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I speak Pig Latin. That is quite a dicipline. Don't you agree Iris?

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Old March 27, 2008, 07:05 AM
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What is Pig Latin? It's the first time I hear this expression. One learns a lot talking to you guys. I was also surprised by Alfonso's explanation of the ethimological meaning of "ojalá"
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Old March 27, 2008, 07:21 AM
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Pig Latin or Igpay Atinlay is an ancient idiom easily learned
Here's a lesson: You take the first consonant of a given work and put it
at the end of the word. Then add ay. Try it. You'll like it.
Incidentally, some Pig Latin is part of everday speech here in the US.
Ixnay for nix for example.

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Old March 27, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Wow! My Mum did something similar when she was little and she wanted to communicate with her sister in secret. They put pa after every syllable. They still do it sometimes... real fast!
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Old March 27, 2008, 07:56 AM
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I just checked Wikipedia. In Britain it may be called backslang. I was
used by thieves. Was your mother a thief?
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Old March 27, 2008, 08:22 AM
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Not that I know. But we all have our secrets...
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