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Old 12-23-2008, 07:12 AM   #16
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Re: What other languages can you speak?

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I took a ton of Spanish in high school and early college, but now I remember about 3% of what I used to know.
I wish I could speak Spanish, and would also like to know a little German, Irish-Gaelic, and Japanese if I ever learned how to motivate myself.

I've been thinking about getting the Rosetta Stone program for a couple of years now but I want to hear some first hand accounts about it first. Anyone here ever use it?
I have the Japanese Rosetta Stone and it wasn't really very helpful at all. I think that it's approach would be more effective for learning romance languages like Spanish and Italian, which share grammatical lineage with English and use the same alphabet, than a language evolving from a different tradition. Perhaps. Although I think that learning a language is going to be a supremely difficult challenge no matter what, and so I'm skeptical of products offering shortcuts. Everyone I know who is really good at another language got there through blood sweat and tears.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:03 AM   #17
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Re: What other languages can you speak?

I knew a guy in high school that could speak klingon. At least he claimed he could. I beleived him.
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