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This group is for anyone with an interest in languages. Feel free to post and converse in or about any language you like, and to post links to articles about language or to interesting reading material that you think might suit learners of languages who want to move beyond the .. Read more

This group is for anyone with an interest in languages. Feel free to post and converse in or about any language you like, and to post links to articles about language or to interesting reading material that you think might suit learners of languages who want to move beyond the .. Read more

Posts Tagged "languages" By David_Cooper (15) Posts by anyone

Languages and Linguistics
Sep 10, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Spinliesel
What is this annoying capitalization of "I" all about? When I write in German, ich is not capitalized but You, Yours, His, Hers and Theirs when speaking of your family. It is the same in French and probably all other civilized languages in the ...
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Languages and Linguistics
Mar 13, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by David_Cooper
I had an idea about a phonetic sign language many years ago which would enable whole syllables to be signed in one go, using one hand to sign an opening consonant or cluster, the other for a closing consonant or cluster, and using ...
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Languages and Linguistics
Aug 7, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by SKH78
In English we say "I am hungry" ... in Spanish "I have hunger" ... in some African languages "Hunger is killing me." Interesting how culture impact how we express our needs.
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Languages and Linguistics
Sep 10, 2018Sep 2018

Posted by Sadik
You may learn too many different languages and it enterance to the new worlds but your brain has been shaped based on the first language. Forget about common exceptionals, your fortune influenced by mother tongue language.
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Languages and Linguistics
Aug 14, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by David_Cooper
Here's a little help for anyone learning Danish, pinched from one of my Swedish friends:- "What people don't realize is that all Danes are linguistically psychic. They know what each other is about to say, so instead of actually speaking...
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Languages and Linguistics
Jul 13, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Eldovis
I love all languages! I am fluent in 4 (,italian, french, spanish, english) i would love to learn more but life's time is running out... The best way to learn is to travel, and to stay a time to another country. "Si alguien quiere comunicarse en ...
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Languages and Linguistics
Jun 19, 2018Jun 2018

Posted by CeliaVL
People don't seem to have much to say in this group - maybe waiting to see how it turns out? Anybody else love languages simply qua languages? I love Finnish - such a silly language somehow, having to make all their words out of not enough letters....
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Shared from General & Hellos
Apr 23, 2018Apr 2018

Posted by David_Cooper
Если vouz like nyelveket, ここに hay grunnan برای 你们. Linguists welcome! There are only four of us here at the moment, but if you're into languages, maybe you can help us grow the group enough to get things going.
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Languages and Linguistics
Apr 19, 2018Apr 2018

Posted by David_Cooper
Welcome to the group, Ellen. Welcome too to anyone else who joins subsequently - I won't initiate any welcome threads from now on as they annoy people by blocking up their notifications while typically providing no real content, but be assured that ...
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Posted by David_CooperBrazil's native language groups

Posted by David_CooperI like language maps - if you find any, please share them here.

Posted by JettyWhen a word has more than one meaning. 🤣

Posted by David_CooperTest your French

Posted by JettyIneptocracy

Posted by JettyI wonder if this works in any other language, though, in Chinese, for example.

Posted by JettyWait! You don't pronounce the L?! 😂

Posted by David_CooperI've often seen these in English, but doubtless the rest of the world does them too.

Posted by David_CooperShrödinger's cat

Posted by misternatureboyAnybody else using Duolingo to study another language? Estoy estudiando español.

Posted by EquusDanceJust read a fascinating article on the origins of language.

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