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Message 1197797 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 15:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 1197691.  

30,200 - and I'm not a native speaker.

I don't speak any of the native American languages either.
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Message 1197808 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 16:07:19 UTC

I speak Double Dutch and Fluent Rubbish.
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Message 1197821 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 16:45:40 UTC - in response to Message 1197808.  

I speak Double Dutch and Fluent Rubbish.


It's all Greek to me.
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Message 1197895 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:13:16 UTC - in response to Message 1197797.  

30,200 - and I'm not a native speaker.

I don't speak any of the native American languages either.


That would be some rare luck, if anybody here did.

Now I'd like to know how many words I know in my other languages :D
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Message 1197903 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:26:23 UTC - in response to Message 1197895.  

30,200 - and I'm not a native speaker.

I don't speak any of the native American languages either.


That would be some rare luck, if anybody here did.

Now I'd like to know how many words I know in my other languages :D

I know a few words (total) of a handful of Native American languages. I grew up in an area that non-transplanted Native Americans, and the anthropology uses some words from their culture to describe objects of theirs. Be warned, however, that other non-English words in the same context are Spanish, not either Tiwa, Tewa, Towa, Keresan, Hopi, or Navajo.


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Message 1197904 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:26:35 UTC
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Some men only need 7

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Message 1197908 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:28:27 UTC
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Lets see I speak Basic, A8, ST, Amiga, PC and English...
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Message 1197909 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:28:30 UTC - in response to Message 1197904.  

Some men only need 7

"OK you've pulled, my place or yours?

Please expand the first half of the sentence. It must be a bit of slang that I am not familiar with.


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Message 1197910 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:29:33 UTC - in response to Message 1197908.  
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Lets see I speak Basic, ST, Amiga, PC and English...

Sigh.

C, C++, C#, Basic, Pascal, Modula II, Algol, APL, functional, ...

[edit] Forgot my newest additions: HTML and Java Script.


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Message 1197911 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:30:00 UTC - in response to Message 1197910.  

Lets see I speak Basic, ST, Amiga, PC and English...

Sigh.

C, C++, C#, Basic, Pascal, Modula II, Algol, APL, functional, ...

And A8 too.
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Message 1197912 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:30:27 UTC - in response to Message 1197895.  

30,200 - and I'm not a native speaker.

I don't speak any of the native American languages either.


That would be some rare luck, if anybody here did.

Now I'd like to know how many words I know in my other languages :D



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Message 1197918 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:37:39 UTC
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Please expand the first half of the sentence. It must be a bit of slang that I am not familiar with.

I would get crucified by certain female posters if I did. I'll PM you.
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Message 1197922 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:45:24 UTC - in response to Message 1197911.  

Lets see I speak Basic, ST, Amiga, PC and English...

Sigh.

C, C++, C#, Basic, Pascal, Modula II, Algol, APL, functional, ...

And A8 too.

Forgot a few:

Fortrann IV, Fortran 77, X86 Assembler, TI-99 Assembler, Cobol, lisp. There were a dozen or so more I learned in a language survey class.

I wrote a C compiler is lisp (as a school project, not by choice). LISP stands for Lost In Stupid Parenthesis.


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Message 1197927 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 18:58:56 UTC - in response to Message 1197922.  

Lets see I speak Basic, ST, Amiga, PC and English...

Sigh.

C, C++, C#, Basic, Pascal, Modula II, Algol, APL, functional, ...

And A8 too.

Forgot a few:

Fortrann IV, Fortran 77, X86 Assembler, TI-99 Assembler, Cobol, lisp. There were a dozen or so more I learned in a language survey class.

I wrote a C compiler is(in?) lisp (as a school project, not by choice). LISP stands for Lost In Stupid Parenthesis.

Also MAC OS(Pre-OSX OS that is, ver 8.9 I think), PC DOS 1.1, MS DOS 3.3-6.0, A8 DOS, Amiga DOS(all in 1 computer too), TRS-80 v1 and it's basic, basic computing principles, Windows 3.1-Windows 7(but not ME or 98se), I started when floppies were 5.25" floppies(pre 3.5" fdd) and the 1st home computer that could do 256 colors on screen was an Atari 400/800 w/16-48K ram.
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Message 1197966 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 20:37:51 UTC

I'm still not sure if that new-fangled Fortran 77 is trustworthy. I'm sticking to Fortran IV for now.

Another interesting feature of English is how acronyms, sounded out phonetically, become words. Just about everybody uses radar and laser, possibly without knowing where they come from. In my narrow little specialty, wusspuss, higgee, hogee and stovel are commonly understood when spoken aloud. (Googgle WSPS, HIGE, HOGE and STOVL for their origins).

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Message 1197983 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 21:26:02 UTC
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LOL, ROFL, ROFLMAO, wth, pwn, wtf, omg, uber, l33t, pr0n, wtg, ftw, roxorz, boxorz, hax, lulwut, asap, stfu, gtfo, <3U, wysiwyg, noob, tard, ic, u2, gtg, c u l8er, lfg, pvp, plz, xP, xD, woot, op ....

i cant remember all... but it s a language i only know since i m talking with americans kids (online games, and ventrilo/teamspeak/mumble)

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Message 1197986 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 21:31:19 UTC

43,300.

Nice to see that 20 years of education weren't a complete waste of time.
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Message 1198021 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 22:45:52 UTC - in response to Message 1197966.  

I'm still not sure if that new-fangled Fortran 77 is trustworthy. I'm sticking to Fortran IV for now.

Another interesting feature of English is how acronyms, sounded out phonetically, become words. Just about everybody uses radar and laser, possibly without knowing where they come from. In my narrow little specialty, wusspuss, higgee, hogee and stovel are commonly understood when spoken aloud. (Googgle WSPS, HIGE, HOGE and STOVL for their origins).

LASER is a bit of a misnomer. Most of them are actually LOSERs - Light Oscilation by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Only the second or higher stage really ought to be a LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.




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Message 1198030 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 23:00:53 UTC - in response to Message 1197912.  

Speaks passable Mi'kmaq.

Heavens, now where would you have learned that?
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Message 1198041 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 23:33:42 UTC - in response to Message 1197927.  


Also MAC OS(Pre-OSX OS that is, ver 8.9 I think)


8.5, 9.0 or 9.1 actually.

I started with 7.1.

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