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May 19th, 2007 at 11:02am
Accents are the reason why I prefer writing to speaking. Coolio


Although I like listening to certain ones. . . Cheese
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May 21st, 2007 at 03:05pm
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Accents are the reason why I prefer writing to speaking. Coolio


Although I like listening to certain ones. . . Cheese
Accents are beautiful. I even enjoy really bad ones. Even though Croatian bad English accent annoys the hell out of me Cheese
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I find that a lot of English words seem to have been adopted by other languages. Do u think that will have a major affect on language in the future?
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May 24th, 2007 at 07:45am
natz_au:
I find that a lot of English words seem to have been adopted by other languages. Do u think that will have a major affect on language in the future?

Well, English was derived from Latin and some old Germanic language (?) so I'm not really surpirsed, since Latin is what several other major European languages use for a base. I think we use some french words, too, and many more languages besides. After all, consider Britain. We're an island that has been invaded a hundred times over, and an island that has colonised one quarter of the sum total surface of the earth in return. From the vikings to the saxons to the romans to the normans, there have been so many groups of people that have lived here and probably affected our language. Plus, we're bound to have picked up some words from the places we've colonised, too.

Also, I think a lot of other languages have adopted English words themselves, too. Take, I dunno, the word CD. If you take a look at some ancient language like welsh, is there really going to be a translation for 'Compact Disc' in there?
Not really. Most languages kind of customise modern words to fit their own language, not make them up themselves.
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May 24th, 2007 at 11:00am
we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
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May 24th, 2007 at 11:07am
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natz_au:
I find that a lot of English words seem to have been adopted by other languages. Do u think that will have a major affect on language in the future?

Well, English was derived from Latin and some old Germanic language (?) so I'm not really surpirsed, since Latin is what several other major European languages use for a base. I think we use some french words, too, and many more languages besides. After all, consider Britain. We're an island that has been invaded a hundred times over, and an island that has colonised one quarter of the sum total surface of the earth in return. From the vikings to the saxons to the romans to the normans, there have been so many groups of people that have lived here and probably affected our language. Plus, we're bound to have picked up some words from the places we've colonised, too.

Also, I think a lot of other languages have adopted English words themselves, too. Take, I dunno, the word CD. If you take a look at some ancient language like welsh, is there really going to be a translation for 'Compact Disc' in there?
Not really. Most languages kind of customise modern words to fit their own language, not make them up themselves.
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.
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May 24th, 2007 at 11:19am
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Bloodraine:
natz_au:
I find that a lot of English words seem to have been adopted by other languages. Do u think that will have a major affect on language in the future?

Well, English was derived from Latin and some old Germanic language (?) so I'm not really surpirsed, since Latin is what several other major European languages use for a base. I think we use some french words, too, and many more languages besides. After all, consider Britain. We're an island that has been invaded a hundred times over, and an island that has colonised one quarter of the sum total surface of the earth in return. From the vikings to the saxons to the romans to the normans, there have been so many groups of people that have lived here and probably affected our language. Plus, we're bound to have picked up some words from the places we've colonised, too.

Also, I think a lot of other languages have adopted English words themselves, too. Take, I dunno, the word CD. If you take a look at some ancient language like welsh, is there really going to be a translation for 'Compact Disc' in there?
Not really. Most languages kind of customise modern words to fit their own language, not make them up themselves.
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.
same here, but mostly people don't makes new words, like CD the word is perfectly fine, i mean why make up a new word?.....so we're just using the english words for it


when people here are bad at talking english they're mixing it whit english, it's called (svengelska)
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May 24th, 2007 at 03:19pm
VAGPHOBIC.:
Bloodraine:
natz_au:
I find that a lot of English words seem to have been adopted by other languages. Do u think that will have a major affect on language in the future?

Well, English was derived from Latin and some old Germanic language (?) so I'm not really surpirsed, since Latin is what several other major European languages use for a base. I think we use some french words, too, and many more languages besides. After all, consider Britain. We're an island that has been invaded a hundred times over, and an island that has colonised one quarter of the sum total surface of the earth in return. From the vikings to the saxons to the romans to the normans, there have been so many groups of people that have lived here and probably affected our language. Plus, we're bound to have picked up some words from the places we've colonised, too.

Also, I think a lot of other languages have adopted English words themselves, too. Take, I dunno, the word CD. If you take a look at some ancient language like welsh, is there really going to be a translation for 'Compact Disc' in there?
Not really. Most languages kind of customise modern words to fit their own language, not make them up themselves.
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.

That's true. But you have to admit,some Croatian words are really stupid.
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May 24th, 2007 at 03:44pm
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VAGPHOBIC.:
Bloodraine:
natz_au:
I find that a lot of English words seem to have been adopted by other languages. Do u think that will have a major affect on language in the future?

Well, English was derived from Latin and some old Germanic language (?) so I'm not really surpirsed, since Latin is what several other major European languages use for a base. I think we use some french words, too, and many more languages besides. After all, consider Britain. We're an island that has been invaded a hundred times over, and an island that has colonised one quarter of the sum total surface of the earth in return. From the vikings to the saxons to the romans to the normans, there have been so many groups of people that have lived here and probably affected our language. Plus, we're bound to have picked up some words from the places we've colonised, too.

Also, I think a lot of other languages have adopted English words themselves, too. Take, I dunno, the word CD. If you take a look at some ancient language like welsh, is there really going to be a translation for 'Compact Disc' in there?
Not really. Most languages kind of customise modern words to fit their own language, not make them up themselves.
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.

That's true. But you have to admit,some Croatian words are really stupid.
But there are perfectly fine words for "backstage", "event" and all the other crap those journalists are using.
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May 24th, 2007 at 03:49pm
VAGPHOBIC.:
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.

Ah,that's happening to Romanian as well.People start using more and more English words to replace the romanian ones,especially financial terms( "account","manager" etc) and slang language,which is kinda sad actually because it's not necesarily needed =[
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May 25th, 2007 at 08:18am
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VAGPHOBIC.:
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.

Ah,that's happening to Romanian as well.People start using more and more English words to replace the romanian ones,especially financial terms( "account","manager" etc) and slang language,which is kinda sad actually because it's not necesarily needed =[
Yes, thats whats bothering me. One should preserve the natural beauty of ones language and keep it pure and rich, not make it more similar to English. I learn other languages because they are so different from Croatian. I dont want my language to turn into some weird mixture of English because, no matter how much I adore English, I love the differences more.
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May 30th, 2007 at 12:42pm
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VAGPHOBIC.:
And I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with us, dumb Croats, when we use English words because they sound trendy instead of our perfectly natural Croatian words. No wonder some people have such poor vocabulary.

Ah,that's happening to Romanian as well.People start using more and more English words to replace the romanian ones,especially financial terms( "account","manager" etc) and slang language,which is kinda sad actually because it's not necesarily needed =[



same here, people are mixing english with swedish, like this: chilla, checka in, cutta
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we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
The Danish alphabet has å, æ and ø which are pronounced almost the same as in Swedish.
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June 1st, 2007 at 11:29am
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da_principal_is_high:
we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
The Danish alphabet has å, æ and ø which are pronounced almost the same as in Swedish.
Are those complicated to pronounce?
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June 1st, 2007 at 11:46pm
VAGPHOBIC.:
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da_principal_is_high:
we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
The Danish alphabet has å, æ and ø which are pronounced almost the same as in Swedish.
Are those complicated to pronounce?

PFFFFFFFT not for you, Croat! With your Lj and Nj being two letters but pronounced as one. Thats complicated Hand
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VAGPHOBIC.:
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da_principal_is_high:
we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
The Danish alphabet has å, æ and ø which are pronounced almost the same as in Swedish.
Are those complicated to pronounce?

PFFFFFFFT not for you, Croat! With your Lj and Nj being two letters but pronounced as one. Thats complicated Hand
Those are easyyyyyy. But I guess for you non-Croats (or if you don't speak any similar languages) is pretty hard.

What is difficult for most people who want to learn Croatian is the fact that the Croatian they are going to be taught and the Croatian us Croats are being taught in school is spoken nowhere in Croatia. Actually, we just studied in school that the "Croatian standard language" you wont hear in Croatia. It is used for administration and journalism, but it is not used in daily conversation. Then you have "Croatian literature language" which is similar to "Croatian standard language", but it is used only in literature and writers use CSL, but dialects and jargon as well. Croats also have 3 dialects, used in different parts of Croatia. The parts where those are spoken are not strictly area bordered, so you have a dialect which is spoken on one part of and island and is not spoken on the other part, but is spoken somewhere in the continental Croatia. Those dialects are also detached to 3 types of speeches that depend on, what we call jat. For example the Croatian word for child is dijete. So in some areas they will say dete, in some dite and in some dijete. In school we study that the proper pronunciation is dijete, but that wont help you if you get into to an area where people use the other two ways of pronunciation. Then Croatian in also separated local speeches, that depend on the village. I cant even understand what they are saying in some villages. You also have to know our daily conversation language and our slang because that is what mostly you are going to hear. Though those two consist of dialects and local speeches. Then you have the weird letters such as č, ć, đž, đ, lj, nj, š, ž.

No wonder Croatian is so difficult. Mr. Green
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June 2nd, 2007 at 07:59am
VAGPHOBIC.:
Those are easyyyyyy. But I guess for you non-Croats (or if you don't speak any similar languages) is pretty hard.

What is difficult for most people who want to learn Croatian is the fact that the Croatian they are going to be taught and the Croatian us Croats are being taught in school is spoken nowhere in Croatia. Actually, we just studied in school that the "Croatian standard language" you wont hear in Croatia. It is used for administration and journalism, but it is not used in daily conversation. Then you have "Croatian literature language" which is similar to "Croatian standard language", but it is used only in literature and writers use CSL, but dialects and jargon as well. Croats also have 3 dialects, used in different parts of Croatia. The parts where those are spoken are not strictly area bordered, so you have a dialect which is spoken on one part of and island and is not spoken on the other part, but is spoken somewhere in the continental Croatia. Those dialects are also detached to 3 types of speeches that depend on, what we call jat. For example the Croatian word for child is dijete. So in some areas they will say dete, in some dite and in some dijete. In school we study that the proper pronunciation is dijete, but that wont help you if you get into to an area where people use the other two ways of pronunciation. Then Croatian in also separated local speeches, that depend on the village. I cant even understand what they are saying in some villages. You also have to know our daily conversation language and our slang because that is what mostly you are going to hear. Though those two consist of dialects and local speeches. Then you have the weird letters such as č, ć, đž, đ, lj, nj, š, ž.

No wonder Croatian is so difficult. Mr. Green

I can pronounce those letters =]
thse sound of č is used in Romanian as well,except it's written "ci"
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June 2nd, 2007 at 08:54am
VAGPHOBIC.:
Killer_Tomato:
da_principal_is_high:
we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
The Danish alphabet has å, æ and ø which are pronounced almost the same as in Swedish.
Are those complicated to pronounce?
Well, if you know German, æ/ä and ø/ö are pronounced practically the same as in German.
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VAGPHOBIC.:
Those are easyyyyyy. But I guess for you non-Croats (or if you don't speak any similar languages) is pretty hard.

What is difficult for most people who want to learn Croatian is the fact that the Croatian they are going to be taught and the Croatian us Croats are being taught in school is spoken nowhere in Croatia. Actually, we just studied in school that the "Croatian standard language" you wont hear in Croatia. It is used for administration and journalism, but it is not used in daily conversation. Then you have "Croatian literature language" which is similar to "Croatian standard language", but it is used only in literature and writers use CSL, but dialects and jargon as well. Croats also have 3 dialects, used in different parts of Croatia. The parts where those are spoken are not strictly area bordered, so you have a dialect which is spoken on one part of and island and is not spoken on the other part, but is spoken somewhere in the continental Croatia. Those dialects are also detached to 3 types of speeches that depend on, what we call jat. For example the Croatian word for child is dijete. So in some areas they will say dete, in some dite and in some dijete. In school we study that the proper pronunciation is dijete, but that wont help you if you get into to an area where people use the other two ways of pronunciation. Then Croatian in also separated local speeches, that depend on the village. I cant even understand what they are saying in some villages. You also have to know our daily conversation language and our slang because that is what mostly you are going to hear. Though those two consist of dialects and local speeches. Then you have the weird letters such as č, ć, đž, đ, lj, nj, š, ž.

No wonder Croatian is so difficult. Mr. Green

I can pronounce those letters =]
thse sound of č is used in Romanian as well,except it's written "ci"
oh, really? Cool.
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Killer_Tomato:
VAGPHOBIC.:
Killer_Tomato:
da_principal_is_high:
we actually have som words in swedish that's exactly the same as in english, for example stop. and there's a lot of words that reminds of english words,


but a different is that the swedish alphabet has 3 more letters: å, ä, ö
The Danish alphabet has å, æ and ø which are pronounced almost the same as in Swedish.
Are those complicated to pronounce?
Well, if you know German, æ/ä and ø/ö are pronounced practically the same as in German.
Aha, I get it. I sounds weird saying those letters though.
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