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TBasich
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And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

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01-14-2013 10:35 AM

I said I'd pop in with new questions on Mondays and then the holidays hit!

 

Now that we're all back in full swing, let's get things moving again with another ANFSCD question.

 

How many languages do you speak? Which ones? AND...do you put those languages into practice much?



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AllenJessup
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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-14-2013 10:40 AM in reply to: TBasich

I speak English plus a little Fortran, Basic, Lisp and a little AutoLisp. How practical that may be depends on the day.

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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-14-2013 01:49 PM in reply to: TBasich

Jive, about a minute into the clip:

 

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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-14-2013 03:57 PM in reply to: AllenJessup

Fortran!?!?  I though that went the way of ancient G(r)eek?  :smileyvery-happy:

 

Aside from C# and Java (although with a bit a LISP) and XML, I remember un peut de francais, and tend to swear in Klingon.  I've also been known to converse in certain dialects of crazy.

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Light_Guy
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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-15-2013 05:02 AM in reply to: TBasich

I only speak two languages - English and really bad English!

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AllenJessup
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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-15-2013 05:12 AM in reply to: dgorsman

Yes. I'm dating (and identifying) myself. My first programming course was doing Fortran on hollerith (keypunch) cards.

 

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troma
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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-15-2013 05:29 AM in reply to: TBasich

Well I'd only consider myself a 'speaker' of one language really.  But after 14 years of learning Irish in school and 5 of French I'd hope some of it stuck.  But I definately feel more fluent avec mon petie peut de Français than I do ar an cúapla focail Gailge agam.

 

Aon focal,

Dhá focal,

Trúir focal elie;

And I not knowing no focal at all!


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TBasich
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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-15-2013 07:55 AM in reply to: troma

You speak Gaelic?! That is fantastic! Maybe you're not as comfortable with it as French, but wow. Did you ever use it?



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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-15-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: TBasich

I had three years of German in high school, but, I doubt I could speak much now. I did have a chance to realize how out of practice I was a few years ago, when my husband was best man in a wedding and the groom's side was german (the bride's side was brazilian).

 

Also, ;-p Autolisp, vb.net and sql... I don't really need to use any of them on a regular basis, but, when, I do, I do okay.

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Message 10 of 22 (731 Views)

Re: And Now for Something Completely Different, v.2

01-15-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: TBasich

No, not that I can remember.  Not outside of school, that is.  The final exam included an interview with an examiner, so yes, I did speak.  Obviously you prepare for something like that with a lot of memorized phrases about school, family, future plans etc.  But I got by.... then.  I wouldn't anymore.  

It's a nice language, but it is probably dying.  Shame, but they can't all survive.

 

 

I just found some interesting info.  Apparantly 2013 is the "Year of Irish": "Bliain na Gaeilge"

http://gaeilge2013.ie/

http://www.coimisineir.ie/index.php?page=baile&tid=1


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