The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Entertainment & Hobbies > Fan Clubs & Groups
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Fan Clubs & Groups Fan Clubs & Groups are places to go to find like-minded members and talk about similar interests. Join or create a club here if it doesn't fit in any of the other sections.
New threads in this forum are to be approved by a moderator before they are displayed.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old April 20th, 2013, 11:14 AM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Lorem ipsum
and more linguistics
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ut massa et mauris porta dapibus. Aliquam facilisis lacinia facilisis. Sed luctus orci ac odio accumsan commodo. Sed vestibulum scelerisque lorem quis elementum. Morbi iaculis, nulla at convallis sollicitudin, quam eros faucibus nisi, eu congue neque neque vitae mi. Ut ac felis vitae ipsum molestie hendrerit. Mauris nulla magna, hendrerit mollis fermentum sodales, cursus ac metus.

Erm, you know what a language is, right? I hope you do. Otherwise…well, anyways, we talk about them. Anything! Word roots, word origins, how people speak in everyday life in your country, whatever!

It doesn't have to be "…and then you take the past participle and separate it from the…" and sentence labeling - it's not the grammar club, after all. Also, it's not school. At all. (But keep in mind, it can be, if you want!) Anything goes, as long as language is involved!


Rules of the Gentlemanly Style
  • First, remember the rules of the establishment that you do your business in. You are at their mercy.
  • Remember to speak about whatever your fellow establishment members are speaking of.
  • Okay we can drop this charade of fanciness now okay?
  • If you want to start a new topic, wait until the current one has been dead for a reasonable amount of time (say, 45 minutes?), or carefully guide the topic there like the sneaky turtle that you are.
  • Respect. Also cookies. I can't remember which.
  • Be really welcoming to new members! If you don't want to greet them in word, at least like their first post in this thread. Of course, this is more of a suggestion than a requirement.

What's up with us!
Currently…
  • Standard language accents | Danish…it sounds very weird.
In the past…
  • Generic first topic | What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them? Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
Language of the Week
  • April 2013 | Scandinavian Languages (Danish, Bokmål, Norwegian, Swedish)
  • August 2013 | Japanese, Korean
  • September 2013 | Welsh


Our Friends
(listed in alphabetical order because this is a language club after all)
  • droomph
  • 恐竜の女王
  • Catalyst.
  • MKGirlism
  • Andrew
  • hiinotama
  • Keyblade
  • 루기아
  • AirSabin Bubblun
  • Magic Fox
  • SinfulGuroRose
  • コナンくん
  • EGKangaroo
  • Vin_Prismriver
  • Somniac
  • SS01
  • Virtual Headache
  • Axeliira
  • Synerjee
  • Cherrim
  • Genesis
  • Omicron
  • Moogles
  • Kirito-kun
  • LaVida
  • Elixir.
  • BlahISuck
  • Sheep
  • Olli
  • Seawheels
  • R.F.
Cool stuff!
Resources
French
German
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin
Credits to…
i'm staying here for the rest of my life
__________________

could you ····ing not
·

Last edited by dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚; January 17th, 2014 at 08:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 07:55 PM
Cherrim's Avatar
Cherrim
the blossom pokémon
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Waterloo, ON
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
I will join! n_n

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
The only language I speak is English (because it is my first language). I know decent French and acceptable Japanese, but I've never needed to speak them so I'm not anywhere near conversational. I can consume media in those languages though so I don't consider myself a total beginner or anything. (And if I were dropped in a French-speaking area, I don't think it would take long for me to pick it up.)

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I don't study French at all but for Japanese, which I'm always learning, I like to lurk the /r/LearnJapanese subreddit. I've also heard good things about TextFugu and while I can't vouch for them, I'm really enjoying one of their spinoffs WaniKani which is for memorizing kanji using mnemonics. It's in closed beta right now but you can still submit your email to get in, I think. (It does require prior knowledge of hiragana and katakana though.) Also good for reading practise is News Web Easy which is a site run by the NHK with full furigana. It's pretty much the news but in simplified Japanese for kids, but it works pretty well for Japanese-learning students too. :P
__________________

previously known as lightning.
tumblrtwitter

Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:44 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightning View Post
I will join! n_n

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
The only language I speak is English (because it is my first language). I know decent French and acceptable Japanese, but I've never needed to speak them so I'm not anywhere near conversational. I can consume media in those languages though so I don't consider myself a total beginner or anything. (And if I were dropped in a French-speaking area, I don't think it would take long for me to pick it up.)

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I don't study French at all but for Japanese, which I'm always learning, I like to lurk the /r/LearnJapanese subreddit. I've also heard good things about TextFugu and while I can't vouch for them, I'm really enjoying one of their spinoffs WaniKani which is for memorizing kanji using mnemonics. It's in closed beta right now but you can still submit your email to get in, I think. (It does require prior knowledge of hiragana and katakana though.) Also good for reading practise is News Web Easy which is a site run by the NHK with full furigana. It's pretty much the news but in simplified Japanese for kids, but it works pretty well for Japanese-learning students too. :P
hi!!!!! um

I've put up everything you said that I can confirm, but I'm going to have to ask you about the Wanikani thing…can you please explain a bit more? :P I don't know how to "sign up", and can't access it :(

As for me, you can check out my teacher's blog for fun, she sometimes puts up worksheets in German you can try :P

sorry for the rushed reply :[ it's late lol. I'll read more carefully tomorrow when I have time :)
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:57 PM
Cherrim's Avatar
Cherrim
the blossom pokémon
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Waterloo, ON
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
Ah, yeah, like I said it's still in closed beta so you have to put your name in and when they open up more spots, they grant you access but if anyone is learning Japanese I recommend it 100%. It teaches you the radicals and then has you build kanji and then vocabulary out of them from the ground up. Each time you learn something, you learn a story or visual to go with it to help you remember and then you get reviewed on it later. It starts out frequently (reviews every 4 hours) and as you get better and get things correct more often, they show up less and less because that's how memorization works best. In the meantime you're ranking up and learning more basics and more things based on what you already learnt. It is paid once you past the first couple levels though so it does require some dedication, but it's one of those things you'll know if it's worth it within the first few days. Might not be worth putting on the resource list, but if anyone is learning Japanese and wants to check out a good way to memorize kanji, WaniKani is worth checking out. n_n;

Which reminds me!

Another good site like that for all languages is Memrise. It uses a lot of the techniques I mentioned for WaniKani except there are a whole bunch of things to memorize. It works really well if you're looking to expand your vocabulary since there are tons of vocab sets, either random common words or weather terminology, etc. Once you've "planted seeds" in your memory and learnt the words, the site tracks your progress and at various intervals, you go back and "water" the seeds so they'll grow. It's important to learn things like grammar and pronunciation and stuff when you learn languages but a lot of people plateau after that because it's really hard to go out there and expand your vocabulary. Memrise is kind of a brute force way to do it but hey, it works. :P
__________________

previously known as lightning.
tumblrtwitter

Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old April 23rd, 2013, 07:28 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightning View Post
Ah, yeah, like I said it's still in closed beta so you have to put your name in and when they open up more spots, they grant you access but if anyone is learning Japanese I recommend it 100%. It teaches you the radicals and then has you build kanji and then vocabulary out of them from the ground up. Each time you learn something, you learn a story or visual to go with it to help you remember and then you get reviewed on it later. It starts out frequently (reviews every 4 hours) and as you get better and get things correct more often, they show up less and less because that's how memorization works best. In the meantime you're ranking up and learning more basics and more things based on what you already learnt. It is paid once you past the first couple levels though so it does require some dedication, but it's one of those things you'll know if it's worth it within the first few days. Might not be worth putting on the resource list, but if anyone is learning Japanese and wants to check out a good way to memorize kanji, WaniKani is worth checking out. n_n;

Which reminds me!

Another good site like that for all languages is Memrise. It uses a lot of the techniques I mentioned for WaniKani except there are a whole bunch of things to memorize. It works really well if you're looking to expand your vocabulary since there are tons of vocab sets, either random common words or weather terminology, etc. Once you've "planted seeds" in your memory and learnt the words, the site tracks your progress and at various intervals, you go back and "water" the seeds so they'll grow. It's important to learn things like grammar and pronunciation and stuff when you learn languages but a lot of people plateau after that because it's really hard to go out there and expand your vocabulary. Memrise is kind of a brute force way to do it but hey, it works. :P
Lol I don't know about that, but it sounds pretty cool.

As for learning Kanji, I don't know how I do it personally…I'm Chinese, so the first few come to me naturally, and I can just pick up on them. Though…I do try and write the Kanji and words down on any surface I can legally write it on. Lately I've been practicing "post office" (郵便局) and "parking lot" (駐車場) for no real reason whatsoever :P it's actually kinda hypnotizing eventually once you stop having to reference the structure. I kinda get sucked into the more complicated ones (鋤, for example. It's super dense in 12 point font so I like it :P) because it's almost an art to fit them into a square!

…and this goes for any not direct-alphabet language :) Chinese and Korean also fall into the category with Kanji.
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old April 26th, 2013, 04:08 AM
Kirito-kun's Avatar
Kirito-kun
~Pokemon Sword Online~
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Philipines
Gender: Male
Username: Kirito-kun
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino (My Native Language)
I am not fluent in Chinese and Spanish, and I love Anime so I want to know Japanese like the rest of the Otakus. English is the International Language, so most people knows it, and Filipino because I am a Pinoy.
__________________
~Kirigaya (Kirito) Kazuto~
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old April 26th, 2013, 02:41 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
a, ejn noi frojinn
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirito-kun View Post
Username: Kirito-kun
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino (My Native Language)
I am not fluent in Chinese and Spanish, and I love Anime so I want to know Japanese like the rest of the Otakus. English is the International Language, so most people knows it, and Filipino because I am a Pinoy.
So, you seem like someone who's got their stuff down!

About the Chinese, which dialect? I'm wondering because there's about fifty different languages and they're all called "Chinese"…so…:)

And about the Chinese and Spanish, about how much do you speak? Can you at least get by, or otherwise where are you?

Otherwise I think Filipino sounds kinda calm. Or like a murmur. I can't tell half the time…there's just too many "n" sounds in there :P I'm interested in learning that too, though I haven't found the time.
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old April 28th, 2013, 09:30 AM
EGKangaroo's Avatar
EGKangaroo
Tail-bumps for all 'roolovers!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to EGKangaroo Send a message via Skype™ to EGKangaroo
Aha! Language clubs! Sweet. :3 I would love to join, since I have a strong interest in linguistics and stuff.

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
I speak both English and Dutch. I've grown up with both, so I guess I could say I am bilingual. I'm Dutch-born so I use Dutch most frequently at school and with my family. I sometimes speak English with some of my family, and I have a friend from Scotland whom I talk to in English a lot. English is also my main language when I write stuff on the internet, like right now, and when I speak to a few of my classmates. English has sorta replaced Dutch as my main language, and I'd be inclined to call it my first language, but can't because I learnt it when I was 6. Such a shame.

I also am learning French. It's compulsory for the form of education I have to learn at least 2 foreign languages, and English had to be one of them. The other one was a choice between German and French. Now, since speaking 3 West Germanic languages seemed horribly inefficient, I decided to broaden my vision and went with French instead (German article conjugation may have had something to do with it too). I suck at French (Thanks a lot, stupid millions of conjugation tables).

I want to learn some other languages sometime. A Nordic language like Norwegian (probably Bokmål) would be pretty cool, because it isn't just unintelligible guttural sounds like Danish, and it doesn't have 25 or so different conjugation tables for article usage like Swedish. But then it -is- tonal, and I still haven't figured out a systematic approach to that yet.

What are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I like using interglot.com. It helps me with memorising the quadrazillion conjugation tables I have to keep in mind if I want to write a simple sentence in French (Again, thanks a lot, you stupid conjugation tables). It acts as both a translator, as well as gives you all possible inflections for it.

And if it hasn't dawned to anyone yet. I dislike languages that overflow with conjugation tables.
__________________
RP's I am in:
Pokemon: Journeys Through Novia - Glyn Schaffer

"And they tell me there are people who are normal, but I don't know what they look like because I've never met one. And neither have you, so why not compare yourself to real people instead?"
"Three lives of a gamer: the first'll be your best, because you can always restart if it isn't; the second pales in comparison, and the game will cheat you out; but the third one's going to be better, because it gets do or die from then."


Last edited by EGKangaroo; April 28th, 2013 at 09:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old April 28th, 2013, 06:35 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
i have been sleeeeping and it has not done good for my concentration
Quote:
Originally Posted by EGKangaroo View Post
Aha! Language clubs! Sweet. :3 I would love to join, since I have a strong interest in linguistics and stuff.

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
I speak both English and Dutch. I've grown up with both, so I guess I could say I am bilingual. I'm Dutch-born so I use Dutch most frequently at school and with my family. I sometimes speak English with some of my family, and I have a friend from Scotland whom I talk to in English a lot. English is also my main language when I write stuff on the internet, like right now, and when I speak to a few of my classmates. English has sorta replaced Dutch as my main language, and I'd be inclined to call it my first language, but can't because I learnt it when I was 6. Such a shame.

I also am learning French. It's compulsory for the form of education I have to learn at least 2 foreign languages, and English had to be one of them. The other one was a choice between German and French. Now, since speaking 3 West Germanic languages seemed horribly inefficient, I decided to broaden my vision and went with French instead (German article conjugation may have had something to do with it too). I suck at French (Thanks a lot, stupid millions of conjugation tables).

I want to learn some other languages sometime. A Nordic language like Norwegian (probably Bokmål) would be pretty cool, because it isn't just unintelligible guttural sounds like Danish, and it doesn't have 25 or so different conjugation tables for article usage like Swedish. But then it -is- tonal, and I still haven't figured out a systematic approach to that yet.

What are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I like using interglot.com. It helps me with memorising the quadrazillion conjugation tables I have to keep in mind if I want to write a simple sentence in French (Again, thanks a lot, you stupid conjugation tables). It acts as both a translator, as well as gives you all possible inflections for it.

And if it hasn't dawned to anyone yet. I dislike languages that overflow with conjugation tables.
I think French (any language, actually) is easy once you need it. But oh well :\

And scandinavian is pretty easy for me because I'm Chinese so it's not that hard ;p

And why is Danish so bad? I mean listening from about the five clips I can find, it's not too chhhhhhhhhhhh-y like German or Arabic, although I kinda don't like the fact there's silent letters and the v is pronounced like a wh :( and everyone seems to dislike everyone over there. If you had to pick someone to hate, a more logical choice would be Finland. Just sayin'. You know, with the whole "you're not the same as me" thing…not racist. not racist at all.

And speaking of Arabic, I want to learn it :) people have said "it's so hard!", and so now I want to learn it even more :)
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old April 29th, 2013, 04:00 AM
EGKangaroo's Avatar
EGKangaroo
Tail-bumps for all 'roolovers!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to EGKangaroo Send a message via Skype™ to EGKangaroo
Danish is bad mostly because they have stød, and they omit just about half of all of their letters in speech. Not even the Danes understand Danish. It would certainly be easier for me to learn Bokmål over Danish. The v pronounced as wh is pretty much universal across the Nordic languages and that's hardly the thing that bothers me. And German at least is intelligible compared to Danish, a language that's literally like a German talking with a potato shoved down his throat. I had German classes for 4 years, and it's easier to understand them speaking, because the sound omissions aren't that far-flung and they don't have the grunty stød voices. This clip really exemplifies what Danish feels like speaking. (Also, I just dislike Danish. Not Denmark or its people.) The Danish number system is actually that bad too.


And Finnish is actually a very cool language, and most Finns I speak to happen to be cool people, so I dunno why I would hate Finland. Tolkien's experiences with the Finnish language were described once as "It was like discovering a complete wine-cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me." I must say, I really do admire the grammatical structure of the Finnish languages, and those -inen, -ainen, and -oinen suffixes add to its aesthetics.
__________________
RP's I am in:
Pokemon: Journeys Through Novia - Glyn Schaffer

"And they tell me there are people who are normal, but I don't know what they look like because I've never met one. And neither have you, so why not compare yourself to real people instead?"
"Three lives of a gamer: the first'll be your best, because you can always restart if it isn't; the second pales in comparison, and the game will cheat you out; but the third one's going to be better, because it gets do or die from then."


Last edited by EGKangaroo; April 29th, 2013 at 04:13 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old April 29th, 2013, 08:04 AM
Olli's Avatar
Olli
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denmark, 'nuff said. Now shoo.
Age: 10
Heya! Sorry to bump in without signing up, but I just wanted to straighten some things out about the Danish language, since what I've seen so far has been kiiinda misleading ;p Droomph, if you feel like signing up should be a requirement for posting, just say so, and I'll edit it in :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EGKangaroo View Post
Danish is bad mostly because they have stød, and they omit just about half of all of their letters in speech. Not even the Danes understand Danish. It would certainly be easier for me to learn Bokmål over Danish. The v pronounced as wh is pretty much universal across the Nordic languages and that's hardly the thing that bothers me. And German at least is intelligible compared to Danish, a language that's literally like a German talking with a potato shoved down his throat. I had German classes for 4 years, and it's easier to understand them speaking, because the sound omissions aren't that far-flung and they don't have the grunty stød voices. This clip really exemplifies what Danish feels like speaking. (Also, I just dislike Danish. Not Denmark or its people.) The Danish number system is actually that bad too.
While I don't really like the language much myself, and while I agree that Danish isn't really the most enjoyable language to listen to, I still feel the need to point out how most of the facts in this post are either exaggerating or not true at all. Sure, we do have silent letters in our language, and they may be used rather frequently, but it's nowhere near half of them. The main two silent letters are d and h, whereas the silent h only applies to interrogatives, which is the same case as with English. The silent d is rather incovenient and unnecessary though, and does prove to be a bit of an obstacle when it comes to grammar ;) Then there are special cases, but the reason it appears as though a lot of the letters are omitted in speech, is because quite a few of the commonly used words do have silent letters in them.

As for the pronouncation of the letter v in Danish... while it may technically be the equivalent of the English wh, the pronouncation isn't quite the same. These are just nitpicks though.

Now, the rest of your points seem to all have been based on what that video showed, however there's just one major thing that you probably didn't realise, considering you aren't a native speaker of the language. It was all just a parody. Probably made because the language, to some extent, is like that, however it was just super exaggerated. Of course we understand the language ourselves, and if anyone were to forget one of all the words you can greet people with... :p No sane dane (lol) would speak like that, no matter where in the country they come from, so it definitely doesn't exemplify how it feels to speak Danish. If your opinion on the language was spawned from that video, I'd recommend searching a bit more, since that definitely isn't Danish. You may already have known that it was a parody, but still, not really the best example :/

But yeah, sorry if it feels like I'm jabbing at you, but I just feel like you were exaggerating just a bit ;)
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old April 29th, 2013, 08:20 AM
EGKangaroo's Avatar
EGKangaroo
Tail-bumps for all 'roolovers!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to EGKangaroo Send a message via Skype™ to EGKangaroo
It was intentional exaggeration obviously. I think you should know with me that I like to employ hyperboles and heavy doses of satire in my points. If I don't explicitly tell, and especially if I bring up a video that's an obvious parody, then it's safe to assume I was being ironic in demonstrating my point. German still hears a lot better than Danish, and definitely don't get the point that German is supposed to be creakier than Danish. I've obviously listened to real Danish, and it still bothers me to hear it. I also know the exact pronunciation of the v in Nordic languages, because I can read IPA transcriptions just fine. It's similar, indeed, but more akin to the Dutch w.

I am sorry if my irony doesn't translate well on the internet, but I have no idea how I could have made it more obvious than that.
__________________
RP's I am in:
Pokemon: Journeys Through Novia - Glyn Schaffer

"And they tell me there are people who are normal, but I don't know what they look like because I've never met one. And neither have you, so why not compare yourself to real people instead?"
"Three lives of a gamer: the first'll be your best, because you can always restart if it isn't; the second pales in comparison, and the game will cheat you out; but the third one's going to be better, because it gets do or die from then."

Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old April 29th, 2013, 03:14 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olli97 View Post
Heya! Sorry to bump in without signing up, but I just wanted to straighten some things out about the Danish language, since what I've seen so far has been kiiinda misleading ;p Droomph, if you feel like signing up should be a requirement for posting, just say so, and I'll edit it in :)
je's okey :) I didn't include a sign-up sheet for a reason :P

I think I kinda put it on par with Mandarin Chinese. It's not the most beautiful language ever, but it's certainly interesting. Since besides the obvious exceptions of English and French, I've never seen a language with so many sighlentte letters.

But ð and v are just plain weird. not acceptiball. just like r.

And I read a couple things on Danish as a crash course to keep me informed, and I must say, do you really not recognize "egg" over "æg". That seems kinda weird, but then again I live in murrica where you can be half paralyzed, drunk, and have a foreign accent and still be understood.
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old May 4th, 2013, 05:36 PM
Virtual Headache's Avatar
Virtual Headache
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Gender: Female
Nature: Adamant
Send a message via AIM to Virtual Headache Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Virtual Headache
A long time ago I used to have the same club here on PC so I think I should join.

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
German is my mother tongue. I had English, French and Latin in school. Out of those three I can only safely converse in English (even though I prefer writing and I'm not really used to talking in English). My French got rusty since I have finished school ages ago and haven't had any lessons since.
I also attended Japanese classes for a longer time, but stopped a while ago. Since this wasn't a school course I didn't put as much effort into it as I should have, but I think I still kept up with the stuff we learned pretty well. There was no time for learning kanji though, so I barely know any of those. If I compare my Japanese and my French it would probably be easier for me to hold a conversation in Japanese than in French.

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I don't really use any online tools since I currently don't learn any languages. Going to English forums has helped me improve a lot (especially my vocabulary). I wanted to try the same with French but it seems rather hard.
For Japanese, I once singed up at a kind of newsletter which would mail me a kanji and a grammar lesson every day. I'm going to try to find the link.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old May 4th, 2013, 06:35 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtual Headache View Post
A long time ago I used to have the same club here on PC so I think I should join.

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
German is my mother tongue. I had English, French and Latin in school. Out of those three I can only safely converse in English (even though I prefer writing and I'm not really used to talking in English). My French got rusty since I have finished school ages ago and haven't had any lessons since.
I also attended Japanese classes for a longer time, but stopped a while ago. Since this wasn't a school course I didn't put as much effort into it as I should have, but I think I still kept up with the stuff we learned pretty well. There was no time for learning kanji though, so I barely know any of those. If I compare my Japanese and my French it would probably be easier for me to hold a conversation in Japanese than in French.

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I don't really use any online tools since I currently don't learn any languages. Going to English forums has helped me improve a lot (especially my vocabulary). I wanted to try the same with French but it seems rather hard.
For Japanese, I once singed up at a kind of newsletter which would mail me a kanji and a grammar lesson every day. I'm going to try to find the link.
Hey! So I assume you live in around Germany. Hmmmmmmm

Do you feel like learning any languages on your own? And if sooooooooooo which ones are you interested in?

…I'm sry I'm tired right now :(
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old May 7th, 2013, 04:20 PM
Virtual Headache's Avatar
Virtual Headache
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Gender: Female
Nature: Adamant
Send a message via AIM to Virtual Headache Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Virtual Headache
I live in Austria.
On my own? Well, learning on your own is kinda hard, because you might not do it on a regular basis. After all, no one forces you to^^; This was also the problem with my Japanese classes. Even though I always attended them, there was nothing mandatory about them. So I often didn't memorize the stuff we learned the lesson before. I still didn't do that bad though. Another point about learning on your own is that there is no one to correct your mistakes. You could look for help online but when it comes to things like pronunciation, it's getting kinda hard. Learning in school was a good way to learn and homework also helped a lot.
As for the languages which would interest it me: Spanish, because it can be useful. But I'd also ,like to refresh/improve my French and Japanese. The problem with Japanese for me is though, that I don't really have mayn ways I could put it to use.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old May 7th, 2013, 08:25 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtual Headache View Post
I live in Austria.
On my own? Well, learning on your own is kinda hard, because you might not do it on a regular basis. After all, no one forces you to^^; This was also the problem with my Japanese classes. Even though I always attended them, there was nothing mandatory about them. So I often didn't memorize the stuff we learned the lesson before. I still didn't do that bad though. Another point about learning on your own is that there is no one to correct your mistakes. You could look for help online but when it comes to things like pronunciation, it's getting kinda hard. Learning in school was a good way to learn and homework also helped a lot.
As for the languages which would interest it me: Spanish, because it can be useful. But I'd also ,like to refresh/improve my French and Japanese. The problem with Japanese for me is though, that I don't really have mayn ways I could put it to use.
I don't know…

I've always found languages easy, so I can't really get it, but I do understand that you aren't really under any pressure to learn :P I took Chinese school for about 6 years, and since the teachers were all so crappy, I didn't learn one thing from it honestly :\ It's about the teacher and how dedicated they make you feel honestly. If they make you their friend or make you respect them, you'll feel obligated to learn that stuff, just like you're in school or something.

So yeah try finding a friend or good friendly teacher, I honestly don't know how you'll do it, but you should try :)
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old June 2nd, 2013, 12:46 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
okay then guys

what's a favorite made-up language of yours?

ANDDD if you have a life and don't have one, what do you think about made-up languages (called conlangs if you're gonna search it up)?

I personally like loglan/lojban because they're so logical and hard to learn, and those are two things that attract me to languages xp
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old June 2nd, 2013, 02:16 PM
コナンくん's Avatar
コナンくん
Super Saiyan God
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Send a message via Skype™ to コナンくん
I will join :3

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
Well my first language is English afterall, I'm not very good at it, English was probably my worse subject in school. my 2nd is American Sign Language, I want to use this as my primary language, I am hard of hearing, I've been recently learning it in the community college here where I live, I am 6th level or learning 6th level, Elementary 1 - 3, and Intermediate 1 - 3 right now. probably my favorite language. I learned a bit of Japanese, elementary 1 - 3, there isn't any higher classes at the college here so I don't remember a lot of it. But I use Sign Language a lot when I can use it. :)

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
Hmmm, I don't have one that is in mind...I gotta think tho :x
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old June 2nd, 2013, 08:48 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by コナンくん View Post
I will join :3

What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
Well my first language is English afterall, I'm not very good at it, English was probably my worse subject in school. my 2nd is American Sign Language, I want to use this as my primary language, I am hard of hearing, I've been recently learning it in the community college here where I live, I am 6th level or learning 6th level, Elementary 1 - 3, and Intermediate 1 - 3 right now. probably my favorite language. I learned a bit of Japanese, elementary 1 - 3, there isn't any higher classes at the college here so I don't remember a lot of it. But I use Sign Language a lot when I can use it. :)

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
Hmmm, I don't have one that is in mind...I gotta think tho :x
walcom :)

So how's learning languages for you without the whole hearing part? Must be really hard to use outside of the Internet :P

And speaking of sign language, do you find it easy to communicate in sign language in other countries? As in, is it similar, or is it as different as the spoken language is?
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old June 3rd, 2013, 10:16 AM
コナンくん's Avatar
コナンくん
Super Saiyan God
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Send a message via Skype™ to コナンくん
Quote:
Originally Posted by droomph View Post
walcom :)

So how's learning languages for you without the whole hearing part? Must be really hard to use outside of the Internet :P

And speaking of sign language, do you find it easy to communicate in sign language in other countries? As in, is it similar, or is it as different as the spoken language is?
Arigatou!

I do have hearing aids, i mean it's hard but I do try to learn it, and I ask her to help to be more clear she said it's fine.

As for American Sign Language is similar to spoken languages, they are not international, the most similar sign language out there is French Sign since one French man was teaching a american deaf girl Sign Language, and it carried over here. but each country sign language is different. But Sign Language as a language is awesome, but it comes with a knowledge of deaf culture too! :) It's awesome, and the deaf people I have met in my life are amazing and i feel connected to people more who sign cause i can understand more, cause when people speak to me, I always have to say what, and I can't hear, and people get irritated at my hearing :/
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old June 3rd, 2013, 10:26 AM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Quote:
Originally Posted by コナンくん View Post
Arigatou!

I do have hearing aids, i mean it's hard but I do try to learn it, and I ask her to help to be more clear she said it's fine.

As for American Sign Language is similar to spoken languages, they are not international, the most similar sign language out there is French Sign since one French man was teaching a american deaf girl Sign Language, and it carried over here. but each country sign language is different. But Sign Language as a language is awesome, but it comes with a knowledge of deaf culture too! :) It's awesome, and the deaf people I have met in my life are amazing and i feel connected to people more who sign cause i can understand more, cause when people speak to me, I always have to say what, and I can't hear, and people get irritated at my hearing :/
So say, if you went to Guatemala and talked (signed? idk) to deaf people, would you understand the gist of what they're saying, or would you need an intepreter (pretending that you don't know Spanish, etc) to get meaning across?
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old June 3rd, 2013, 10:58 AM
コナンくん's Avatar
コナンくん
Super Saiyan God
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Send a message via Skype™ to コナンくん
Quote:
Originally Posted by droomph View Post
So say, if you went to Guatemala and talked (signed? idk) to deaf people, would you understand the gist of what they're saying, or would you need an intepreter (pretending that you don't know Spanish, etc) to get meaning across?
Nope. they're probably be like "what sign is that?" its like a spoken language, gotta learn it in each country to understand what they're saying.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old June 3rd, 2013, 01:23 PM
AirSabin Bubblun's Avatar
AirSabin Bubblun
Inactive/personal problems
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North England
Age: 23
Nature: Relaxed
What languages do you speak, and how well do you speak them?
English is my native tongue, but I speak a fair amount of French, a very small amount of Spanish, and a tiny amount of Japanese, Greek and Croatian, but for all of these languages, I can't engage in a conversation yet. Also, I've been told that I have a great accent for said languages

Also, what are some online tools that you use to help learn?
I usually watch language learning videos, especially one who was quite vulgar but didn't rush through the whole thing, he took it slow which helped a lot. Sometimes I play games in those languages to grasp what the words mean, and even Google Translate helps for singular words rather than a phrase.

Learning for me is quite difficult if I don't repeatedly go over the words, or if the video goes too fast to understand. I know Hiragana/Katakana, and the Greek and Croatian alphabets.
__________________

Looking for a scripter desperately for Pokemon Dark Nebula. If you
would like to help, drop me a PM or VM.
It's a Romhack btw.
~Twitter~ ~Youtube RH~ ~Youtube Music~
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old June 19th, 2013, 12:17 PM
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚'s Avatar
dʒɹʌmpfʼt̚
alors on danse
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bar'jách
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
sorry I had to ignore this for a while…whatever the reason was, I'm back :î sooo

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airbourne Bubblun View Post
Greek and Croatian
tell.

tell us moar

all the things
__________________

could you ····ing not
·
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 06:01 PM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.