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    Quote Originally Posted by Northy View Post
    Sadly, in America, we're urged/forced to take Spanish, yuck. Sometimes French spattered in. Latin based languages bore me.
    You may want to break the link in your quote. It's a very big image.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northy View Post
    Sadly, in America, we're urged/forced to take Spanish, yuck. Sometimes French spattered in. Latin based languages bore me.
    I live in America, was raised in San Jose, CA, and we briefly went over linguistic history, including charts like the one above, as well as the non-Indo-European language groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I live in America, was raised in San Jose, CA, and we briefly went over linguistic history, including charts like the one above, as well as the non-Indo-European language groups.
    See! Called it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northy View Post
    Sadly, in America, we're urged/forced to take Spanish, yuck. Sometimes French spattered in. Latin based languages bore me.
    Much of English is latin by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Much of English is latin by now...
    English kinda went like this:

    Celtic+other native languages
    Roman invasion brings Latin influences, but never fully assimilates British culture into their own
    Anglo-Saxon invasion brings Teutonic/German influences that form the underpinnings of the language as it is today
    Catholic Church gets the gentry used to using a few Latin words in regular conversation
    Norman invasions bring huge quantities of French into the language, but couldn't fully convert it

    So English is really this crazy amalgamation of Celtish, German, Latin, and French. I'm actually always a bit surprised (and happy) that like 70% of the words I want to use in Spanish are practically the same as the English words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    English kinda went like this:

    Celtic+other native languages
    Roman invasion brings Latin influences, but never fully assimilates British culture into their own
    Anglo-Saxon invasion brings Teutonic/German influences that form the underpinnings of the language as it is today
    Catholic Church gets the gentry used to using a few Latin words in regular conversation
    Norman invasions bring huge quantities of French into the language, but couldn't fully convert it

    So English is really this crazy amalgamation of Celtish, German, Latin, and French. I'm actually always a bit surprised (and happy) that like 70% of the words I want to use in Spanish are practically the same as the English words.

    A lot more scandinavian influence than many of the others listed there. During the viking raids and settlement of England the whole language seemed extremely norse.


    Forrþrihht anan se time comm
    þatt ure Drihhtin wollde
    ben borenn i þiss middellærd
    forr all mannkinne nede
    he chæs himm sone kinnessmenn
    all swillke summ he wollde
    and whær he wollde borenn ben
    he chæs all att hiss wille.


    A lil' transcript of Middle English, 12th century.


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    Ever heard someone from wales speak? You can't tell what language it is, sound kind of nordic :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    A lot more scandinavian influence than many of the others listed there. During the viking raids and settlement of England the whole language seemed extremely norse.


    Forrþrihht anan se time comm
    þatt ure Drihhtin wollde
    ben borenn i þiss middellærd
    forr all mannkinne nede
    he chæs himm sone kinnessmenn
    all swillke summ he wollde
    and whær he wollde borenn ben
    he chæs all att hiss wille.


    A lil' transcript of Middle English, 12th century.
    Shocking that I can kind of understand that.
    Well 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with me
    Because you look so fine
    And I really wanna make you mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Shocking that I can kind of understand that.
    Indeed, it's like a mix of Norse and English. Several words I recognize from Swedish, several words I recognize from English!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    A lot more scandinavian influence than many of the others listed there. During the viking raids and settlement of England the whole language seemed extremely norse.


    Forrþrihht anan se time comm
    þatt ure Drihhtin wollde
    ben borenn i þiss middellærd
    forr all mannkinne nede
    he chæs himm sone kinnessmenn
    all swillke summ he wollde
    and whær he wollde borenn ben
    he chæs all att hiss wille.


    A lil' transcript of Middle English, 12th century.
    That's Swenglish. I don't understand any of it Maybe if I didn't suck at swedish since it's like danish with their mouth full of whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northy View Post
    Sadly, in America, we're urged/forced to take Spanish, yuck. Sometimes French spattered in. Latin based languages bore me.
    Psh. I live in Los Angeles, aka Mexico City 2, and took Japanese.

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    Chinese is starting to become quite common now in HS I heard.
    Read a survey where CEOs/small business owners/employers etc had to tell which language skills they consider the most important and German was number 1, English 2nd and Chinese 3rd, so it kind of makes sense I guess. Swedish companies does a lot of business with Germany and China.
    The nerve is called the "nerve of awareness". You cant dissect it. Its a current that runs up the center of your spine. I dont know if any of you have sat down, crossed your legs, smoked DMT, and watch what happens... but what happens to me is this big thing goes RRRRRRRRRAAAAAWWW! up my spine and flashes in my brain... well apparently thats whats going to happen if I do this stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    English kinda went like this:

    Celtic+other native languages
    Roman invasion brings Latin influences, but never fully assimilates British culture into their own
    Anglo-Saxon invasion brings Teutonic/German influences that form the underpinnings of the language as it is today
    Catholic Church gets the gentry used to using a few Latin words in regular conversation
    Norman invasions bring huge quantities of French into the language, but couldn't fully convert it

    So English is really this crazy amalgamation of Celtish, German, Latin, and French. I'm actually always a bit surprised (and happy) that like 70% of the words I want to use in Spanish are practically the same as the English words.
    *nudge* You forgot the brief period where the English were enamoured with the Greeks. Really English is the bastard child of most of Europe's languages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackmoves View Post
    Chinese is starting to become quite common now in HS I heard.
    Read a survey where CEOs/small business owners/employers etc had to tell which language skills they consider the most important and German was number 1, English 2nd and Chinese 3rd, so it kind of makes sense I guess. Swedish companies does a lot of business with Germany and China.
    Chinese isn't going to be as worthwhile in the future as it is now. It's way too complicated to be a lingua franca and English is so ensconced in the international system that the Chinese are going to be forced to adopt it if they want to integrate further into the global community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Chinese isn't going to be as worthwhile in the future as it is now. It's way too complicated to be a lingua franca and English is so ensconced in the international system that the Chinese are going to be forced to adopt it if they want to integrate further into the global community.
    Yeah, question is how long it will take, Chinese is one of those 3rd language options you get, English is mandatory, but the 3rd language is not, or it wasn't when I was in HS at least, I took german, I don't remember much though tbh. :P
    The nerve is called the "nerve of awareness". You cant dissect it. Its a current that runs up the center of your spine. I dont know if any of you have sat down, crossed your legs, smoked DMT, and watch what happens... but what happens to me is this big thing goes RRRRRRRRRAAAAAWWW! up my spine and flashes in my brain... well apparently thats whats going to happen if I do this stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackmoves View Post
    Yeah, question is how long it will take, Chinese is one of those 3rd language options you get, English is mandatory, but the 3rd language is not, or it wasn't when I was in HS at least, I took german, I don't remember much though tbh. :P
    Chinese was certainly not offered here. Your first language is, of course, Swedish. English was mandatory as your second language, and as third language you were too choose either German, French or Spanish. The other two alternatives were Japanese or Latin as a fourth language.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    Chinese was certainly not offered here. Your first language is, of course, Swedish. English was mandatory as your second language, and as third language you were too choose either German, French or Spanish. The other two alternatives were Japanese or Latin as a fourth language.
    Pretty similar here in Denmark, except most schools don't offer Spanish as a 3rd language, but as one of the voluntary subjects you can choose in 8th and 9th grade. At my school you don't even have the choice between French and German, probably because we don't have any teachers able to teach French. You can choose not to learn a 3rd language as well, but then you can't get into most gymnasiums(thats an actual English word, right? Not just my teacher being retarded)
    And then in gymnasium you can choose to continue with German, French or Spanish, or start a new language like Russian or Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drathos View Post
    Pretty similar here in Denmark, except most schools don't offer Spanish as a 3rd language, but as one of the voluntary subjects you can choose in 8th and 9th grade. At my school you don't even have the choice between French and German, probably because we don't have any teachers able to teach French. You can choose not to learn a 3rd language as well, but then you can't get into most gymnasiums(thats an actual English word, right? Not just my teacher being retarded)
    And then in gymnasium you can choose to continue with German, French or Spanish, or start a new language like Russian or Chinese.
    Yeah, I think the correct word is gymnasium, since it's not either high school or college. Somewhat between to my understanding, which comes entirely from movies like American Pie.
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    Looking it up that appears the correct word.

    In the 'States we use the word Gymnasium (or Gym for short) as the place where you have your physical exercise most days while in school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    Looking it up that appears the correct word.

    In the 'States we use the word Gymnasium (or Gym for short) as the place where you have your physical exercise most days while in school.
    But in Denmark, gymnasium have nothing to do with working out or doing exercise. It's where most of us go to school for 3 years when we're 15-20 years old.
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