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Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Faldage] #199169
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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----
Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: LukeJavan8] #199261
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makes me wonder.....

100 words for

Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy] #199262
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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

I'm reading Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. Will get back on the subject when I'll have time. (Jackie !! THE book for hot summer days!)

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Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy] #199263
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Originally Posted By: Candy
makes me wonder.....

100 words for




Heh

Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: BranShea] #199264
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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.

Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy] #199265
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Originally Posted By: Avy
I know only 3 languages well.


Marathi, Urdu, and English?

Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: goofy] #199268
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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.

Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy] #199274
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I'm impressed! ! !


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Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy] #199275
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Originally Posted By: Candy
makes me wonder.....

100 words for




Yuk,yuk


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy] #199277
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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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