The English Topic!
The English Topic!
Beitrag #1
Although this topic is basically in the Off Topic section of the forum, we should be able to discuss here anything we feel - talk about anything as long as we keep the conversations just or mostly in English, indeed! Why? Here we are inside of the castle of the topic of the in English discussed subjects! Tongue

Here we go, I raise my cup of tea in the celebration of this topic existence! A cup of tea for you all who also wander around here! Smile
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I'm speechless...

Well, your english is pretty good. But not as funny as your Tschöamen ^^ (hope you don't mind). That being said, I never had any problems understanding what you wrote in Tschöamen.

Would you prefer english, as in "Bollocks! You bloody bloke are jolly awesome" or rather american, with 50% of the text being the F-word inserted frequently? (zip compression friendly)

Americans are funny. Example of language development:

I am going to buy some beer (1950)
I'm gonna buy some beer (1980)
Amana buy some beer (2010)
Burp! (2040)

I also like the various US accents. EG. the NYC little italy mobster accent:
"Hi, highya douenn?" deNiro has it, in certain roles, such as in "Heat", also James Remar..

Or that "Nolins", New Orleans black mama accent, it has such a grace (probably one of the very few female-only accents worldwide, btw.)

And also those "redneckish" ones, Texas area, altough I tend to turn on subtitles for that ^^.

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(28.05.2015, 02:11)Madleine schrieb: Well, your english is pretty good. But not as funny as your Tschöamen ^^ (hope you don't mind). That being said, I never had any problems understanding what you wrote in Tschöamen.

Thanks! I can say English is a second mother language for me, as I basically grew up studying it and had always contact with it more or less! No problem, but what exactly would be the Tschöamen? Big Grin German? That would make sense cause I know my German writing skills at the moment are not that developed unfortunately. Big Grin I learnt the language at MERKUR in 4 years until now, you could tell I've learn that mostly orally, as I speak better than I write obviously. You have no clue how much time I need to get to write a longer post in German here! But how did you come about to learn English and what other languages do you speak yourself? You also speak English really good!

(28.05.2015, 02:11)Madleine schrieb: Example of language development:

I am going to buy some beer (1950)
I'm gonna buy some beer (1980)
Amana buy some beer (2010)
Burp! (2040)

Cheers! I found this to be funny! Smile You gotta love the last language development sentence! A short, but damn clear statement! Tongue

Actually, that's a good example of language abbreviation! Mind you, I came from Romania and some words in Romanian language which are consider to be abbreviation after more frequently the younger people used them in the informal communication ways, some happen to actually have more characters than the longer version of the words. Big Grin


(28.05.2015, 02:11)Madleine schrieb: I also like the various US accents. "

Yes, accents and dialects just bring colours to a certain language and it can be even more interesting to explore the pleasure of communicating in the same language in several ways, but also it can be interesting to start to actually learn new stuff related to a language you thought you knew so good! There are times where people do speak the same language, but it might happen that you don't understand them because of their different way of communicating. It would be warm and interesting to learn extra, new things about a language you already know! Smile
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A guy says to his friend, "Guess how many coins I have in my pocket."

The friend says, "If I guess right, will you give me one of them?"

The first guy says, "If you guess right, I'll give you both of them."

Big Grin Tongue Heart

Honesty...
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Haha! Ok, but now tell me how many coins did he actually have in his pocket?

<:°]

j/k

You know, german is very hard to learn. Because where in english there is only "the", you have "der, die, das" in german, and there's not much logic behind it, you simply need to remember the "Gender" of all things. Leave alone all the other complications, such as "Conjugation", Nominative Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Imperative, and the rest that I may have forgotten. And furthermore, Präsens, Perfekt, Präteritum, Plusquamperfekt (my favorite), this is torture.

Even people who claim to speak german perfectly because they grew up here, they often mix up things, such as Akkusativ and Dativ. And punctuation... OMG, a lot of ppl never use any Comata. I usually hand them over a couple, like "dude, I can borrow you some: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,". And often the diffrence between "das" and "dass" is unknown, except that after a coma it must always be "dass" (which isn't always true).

So, what I'm trying to say is, a very few people speak perfectly german.

LG (what is the english SMS abrevation for Liebe Grüße?)

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Um die Welt in einem Sandkorn zu sehn,
und den Himmel in einer wilden Blume,
halte die Unendlichkeit in deiner Hand
und die Stunde rückt in die Ewigkeit.

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RE: The English Topic!
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(29.05.2015, 00:07)Madleine schrieb: Haha! Ok, but now tell me how many coins did he actually have in his pocket?

<:°]

j/k

Mwhaha! Just when I thought the joke couldn't have turned funnier...Big Grin Smile I know you joked about that! Wink I wonder if that guy in the joke realised eventually that the answer to his question was obvious; there was no continuation to the joke whatsoever...Big Grin

(29.05.2015, 00:07)Madleine schrieb: You know, german is very hard to learn. Because where in english there is only "the", you have "der, die, das" in german, and there's not much logic behind it, Leave alone all the other complications, such as "Conjugation", Nominative Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Imperative, and the rest that I may have forgotten. And furthermore, Präsens, Perfekt, Präteritum, Plusquamperfekt (my favorite), this is torture.

I can imagine that! You know, I haven't yet studied German somewhere officially, meaning like I haven't really studied the German language grammar! I only approached the basic Grammar stuff and improved my dictionary in order to be able to communicate and more or less understand the language, but I know there are many grammar things to learn ahead and there are many things to be remembered in time, as you have to learn them by ear cause there is not always a logic or there are also exceptions of the rules in the grammar worlds. And that's just not in German language present, all languages have those in different ways...

But of course, languages are beautiful and so it is German! One just needs time and practice and everything, all the knowledge, will come in time to you eventually!


(29.05.2015, 00:07)Madleine schrieb: Even people who claim to speak german perfectly because they grew up here, they often mix up things, such as Akkusativ and Dativ. And punctuation... OMG, a lot of ppl never use any Comata. I usually hand them over a couple, like "dude, I can borrow you some: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,". And often the diffrence between "das" and "dass" is unknown, except that after a coma it must always be "dass" (which isn't always true).

You know, I think nobody ever speaks PERFECTLY a language! Because as much practice and knowledge someone might have in a certain language, there are always and always new and new things to learn about that certain language - whether things about it, older words, things to remember - there is simply always something new or something that needs to be remember that come across in your perfect knowledge dream! Of course, there are also a lot of people who speak very good a certain language - now, it depends how we also communicate ourselves in certain ways and times. One might try to speak totally correctly in formal situations, while that person may speak differently in the informal ones...

I've come across with a lot of people who talked to me in German and all the words they wrote to me were with SMALL characters, even the Names and the Nouns! That was just an example! I am sure they were aware that you write the name and nouns with big characters in German, but they consider our conversation an informal one, they felt free to write however they want...


(29.05.2015, 00:07)Madleine schrieb: LG (what is the english SMS abrevation for Liebe Grüße?)

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Hmm...let me think about it...

Literally translated, that would be Greeting(s) or lovely greetings more specifically! You can however use Cheers or See you very soon or any similar greeting expressions instead!
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Thanks.

Sometimes I do write in small characters only too, the reason why is lazyness Big Grin and a certain amount of anarchism. Still better than to write everything in capital letters, which may be caused by the same lazyness, but with a much bigger ego Smile

IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN ?!?! Wink

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How would I know what you mean since I am more or less guilty of that? No matter how humble or calm person I try to Picture myself, I cannot help to always write my name completely with big characters, ALEXANDRA - I am sorry, it has became in time part of my signature simply! Mwhaha! And other thing I do myself again, I do try to remember to myself the BIG characters do not really equal a scream or raising your voice in a writing conversation neccesarily. I do tend to that whenever I feel to underline something important I write, an obvious point or anything similar! Tongue

Indeed! Laziness or whatever that would be, do not worry about it! I just wanted to say that people generally do that not because they wouldn't know pay attention or lack the knowledge in the German or a certain language, but certain things or exceptions of the rule of a language's grammar or state do happen within informal conversations! Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0Fd_HhpKI

Watched the video and felt to share it as it's done here in our Wien, but I never amuse myself because of those who make these types of videos or the characters they play in *...as I feel there is any reason to*, but people's reaction *...when respectful still* at times!
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What stands * for?

LG
Um die Welt in einem Sandkorn zu sehn,
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halte die Unendlichkeit in deiner Hand
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That stands for this (), but I typed that very quickly and missed the right buttons in fact. Smile


I am wondering why is it that nobody else besides us does post here!
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