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#199169 - 04/15/11 03:43 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Back when I was a kid, you put me down with a dictionary and I'd have forgotten the word I was looking up by the time I'd made it through the dozen byways I'd gotten off on before finding the word I was looking for.



I still do this, but don't find it a problem, enjoy the
diversions.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#199261 - 04/21/11 05:54 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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down under
makes me wonder.....

100 words for

#199262 - 04/21/11 08:19 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy]  
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Avy, it must be nice to understand those old languages. Dictionaries to me are like cars, I just only care for the function.

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makes me wonder..... 100 words for smile

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#199263 - 04/21/11 10:08 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy]  
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Originally Posted By: Candy
makes me wonder.....

100 words for




Heh

#199264 - 04/21/11 11:35 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: BranShea]  
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In India, to learn the local language everytime you shift states is a necessity. I know only 3 languages well. All the rest are functional.

#199265 - 04/21/11 12:04 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy]  
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Originally Posted By: Avy
I know only 3 languages well.


Marathi, Urdu, and English?

#199268 - 04/21/11 02:30 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: goofy]  
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Marathi, Hindi, and English. The functional languages I know are Kannada, Tamil and now Konkani (still learning). Urdu is the language I love. I am not very good at it. I am constantly looking up the Urdu dictionary because I read a lot of Urdu poetry. I know this line up sounds impressive, but all Indians are bi,tri,quadri lingual.

#199274 - 04/21/11 05:12 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy]  
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I'm impressed! ! !


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#199275 - 04/21/11 05:13 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy]  
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Originally Posted By: Candy
makes me wonder.....

100 words for




Yuk,yuk


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#199277 - 04/21/11 07:35 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy]  
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Originally Posted By: Avy
Marathi, Hindi, and English. The functional languages I know are Kannada, Tamil and now Konkani (still learning). Urdu is the language I love. I am not very good at it. I am constantly looking up the Urdu dictionary because I read a lot of Urdu poetry. I know this line up sounds impressive, but all Indians are bi,tri,quadri lingual.


My understanding is that on a basic conversational level, Urdu and Hindi are pretty much the same. When you get into specialized registers, the vocabulary is different. And of course the scripts are different.

I know some Hindi, and a little amount of Sanskrit and Tamil.

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