Started by Jona L., March 08, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
Quote from: swiftus27 on March 20, 2012, 08:25:18 PMEnglish is not a romance language with the latin roots. It is a bastardized language with tons of roots and words stolen from every other language out there.
Quote from: alexgv1 on March 20, 2012, 09:01:19 PMI studied Latin for 4 years and it really gave me an appreciation of my own language and vocabulary as well as learning the derivatives and meanings of words.
Quote from: Neotion on March 20, 2012, 11:48:16 PMSame for me, though I studied ancient Greek instead of Latin (my high school gave me the choice).
Quote from: lilius on March 20, 2012, 09:36:53 PMI like bastardardized languages.
Quote from: alexgv1 on March 20, 2012, 11:58:45 PMmy English/French/Latin (plus some German and Turkish) language background would aid me.
Quote from: Jona L. on March 21, 2012, 01:23:56 PMI don't know how well your French is, because I am only capable of saying: "Non parle pa Francaise" (which is even badly misspelt)
Quote from: TK1244 on March 21, 2012, 02:26:06 PMMe too, but I've learned not to use "Je ne parle pas Français" in France, especially when you're talking with a police officer.
Quote from: exchlbg on March 22, 2012, 06:52:31 PM"Blitzkrieg" and "Kindergarten" ,characterizing our funny state of mind pretty well.
Quote from: exchlbg on March 22, 2012, 06:52:31 PMComputer is an English word with latin roots."computare" means "count". The german word is Rechner.Germans even form new german words out of English.We call cell phones "Handy", maybe because we drag it around in our hands, not knowing that the proper meaning is "practical".Generally we use so many English expressions in our modern German that it sometimes sounds like "Dinglish".Few other german words used in English come to mind:"Rucksack","Gemütlichkeit", "Blitzkrieg" and "Kindergarten" ,characterizing our funny state of mind pretty well.CheersChristian
Quote from: exchlbg on March 22, 2012, 09:56:35 PMI have second feelings about Rammstein. Sure it´s cool that a german Rockband with german texts is so famous the world over.But I hope that their texts and way of diction,which pretty much resemble to a certain horrible phase of German history, will be understood as what it is:a provocative travesty.
Quote from: exchlbg on March 22, 2012, 09:56:35 PMAnd fortunately the everyday spoken German doesn´t sound like this.
Quote from: exchlbg on March 22, 2012, 11:22:48 PMYes, for most Germans the Austrians talk something between charming and funny. Like the Canadians for the Americans, I think.