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Sooo this summer, as I don't have that much to do in August/September, I plan to brush up some of my languages and learn a bit of new languages. Not saying I'll be any good at them but if anyone speaks these languages (can be native speaker or we can lear 

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18 deviants said I only speak English and/or Dutch BC
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14 deviants said I don't speak these, but I speak another language :dummy:
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12 deviants said German (I understand it, but I can't really speak it myself anymore.)
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8 deviants said Swedish (because we have a few books in this house that might help me with that ;D I understand a bit of it but again, can't speak it.)
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7 deviants said French (I understand it, and I can make myself understandable, but I make a lot of grammatical mistakes.)
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1 deviant said Icelandic (because I can. B) No, just really interested in the country and language.)

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sneakyPancake Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I only know Estonian, English (obviously hahaha), and Russian. and phrases from other languages. and I'd also like to learn Icelandic (and perhaps German) because why the heck not. :iconlelplz:
one of my friends is a half-Swede though~
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know Dutch, French and English :P I can understand German though. And I'm trying to learn Icelandic x'D
I see, my mom is obsessed with Sweden xD I see many Swedish people these days :0
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Kiwimango555 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I'm really heavily trying to learn Swedish but it's difficult because of Sweden's lack of exported goods in their language. A large amount of people there already know English so it's just their language of trade, but I still love the language and the culture so I do my best, and it sounds like you have a relative head start so I recommend that. Then again I'm learning seven languages so I have no idea what you want me to suggest. :la:
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard that Swedish is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn because we have so many rules in the language, and almost the same amount of exceptions! Also the letters ĺ,ä and ö is very hard to pronounce according to some people :)
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Kiwimango555 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
It is pretty challenging but I wouldn't say one of the hardest. It has a lot of rules but I'm learning them pretty quickly. It's actually pretty close to English, so I can see how someone from another region of the world would find it difficult if their grammar structures aren't similar. As far as the accents, that's really the biggest hoop I've seen people have to jump through, but I got it almost immediately so I don't know how much others struggle with it.

Also, there's a LOT of cognates so I almost worry that people will understand it when I use it around others. However a lot of these cognates are spelled slightly different and pronounced differently so you have to think for a second before realizing it, for example one of my favorite combined words, 'eftermiddagsaktiviteter" is really simple once you realize it's literally "after midday activities", so extra-curricular activities. But I digress. It's all fun.
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I love how you know how to say "eftermiddagsaktiviteter" a word I have said about two times in my entire life :P btw, do you take classes in Swedish or are you self-taught? :)
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Kiwimango555 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Entirely self taught and it is the most torturous thing I have ever done to myself. :'D
All the languages I'm learning are self taught, save a year of French in High school by requirement. But I don't think I'm doing too bad, I'm just not at the point I can hold an entire conversation. And I always get stuck reading sentences that aren't in official publications because I have little knowledge of slang or the multiple ways of saying one thing.
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow that's amazing! I would never be able to teach myself languages :o It must be so hard to know how words are pronounced etc. So how do you teach yourself? YouTube?

I am very impressed!
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Kiwimango555 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
It's very informal, I just look for any material I can that's presented in the language and do my best to remember words and stuff. Surprisingly I can remember a ton of words by just seeing them once or twice because they stand out to me. Pronunciation isn't difficult either.

However, the most IMPORTANT thing I do, is I try to learn as much of the grammar system of the language I'm currently studying FIRST so I can essentially just piece in the words because I already know how to use them!

I'm not very proficient in any of the languages I'm learning, but for what I'm given, I'm proud of myself. It's just something I like to do.
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Allentia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's really impressive! I would never have the patience to do that :( I hope we can have a conversation in Swedish soon! :D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it's easier to learn it in here, some universities have Swedish in their language options :P
Seven? xD Which ones?
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Kiwimango555 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Yeah I'm jealous of everyone else. One of the colleges close to my home had it for a little while as one course, but the only person qualified to teach it lost their job so they don't offer it this year. :'D

And yeah, I'm not learning them all actively, but I want to learn them before I die and I already know at least a little bit in all, but a good amount some.

I'm actively learning Swedish and Japanese, but I also know a ton of French and I'm slowly working on Latin, Finnish, Russian, and Greek. Gaelic was in there but it like, doesn't exist so there's not much hope.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, shame :'D

Yea, same here, I don't think I'll get to learn them very actively, but hey, I can try to learn bits of it B)

That's a lot of languages :'3 Good luck on them! Yea, it's hard to learn some x')
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LupusOfDoom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
日本語!!
こんばんは、バイニーちゃん!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you :'D
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LupusOfDoom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also speak spanish, Italian, English and i might learn russian too
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! :) Nice :P
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poIarsken Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Swedish because your girlfriend speaks it, as well as Icelandic and English B)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay BD
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poIarsken Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes vuv
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I speak Swedish c: and english ofc :) A little bit of spanish too actually :D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Aw cool BD
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol I don't think it's cool XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not? ;D
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Because we learn English in school and hear it everywhere in media, so it's not that much of an effort to learn. :) And I was kind of forced into learning spanish :P
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean with English in the media, it's here too xD
Aw cx Who or what forced you though?
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah :)

School lol xD
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shadowwolf-4 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I only speak English and know a little bit of Spanish D:
Wish I had the patience to learn something intesting haha
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling, I find it hard to learn things on my own xP I need to get forced to learn x)
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LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know a very small bit of French, but that's it ; o ; I only took it for about two years in school.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. :3 
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Crystal-Gryphon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol,horse cat and dog in Spanish is the best I can do XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay cx
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nekozy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can Spanish .3.
But I prefer English XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see xD
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nekozy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm lazy with my second language XD
(I'm half Mexican)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you :3 Then again there are languages I'm being lazy with too xD
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nekozy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol well it's hard for me to want to speak in Spanish when I live in a mostly English speaking country :iconnyaplz:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine :'D
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nekozy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So yeah XD
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PikaCat13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only know English and my horrible Romanian ewe
And other useless words in other random languages vuv
unless "ewe" and "lawn mower" are considered useful
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are very useful, duh. :P
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only language other than English that I know ANYTHING about is Japanese, and my skills are as rusty as the Titanic. >w>
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine :3
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I was to try to teach someone else, I'd probably end up teaching myself again, too. :dummy:
...Assuming I still have my papers from my Japanese class... :hmm:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes, that is a difficulty xD
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. >w<
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LackadaisicalLeopah Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fluent in English and Spanish both.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to know! c:
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Featherwishes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I only know English and alittle Japanese xDD for japan I know the introduction, like and dislike, and a few of the verbs though I have a big list of them x33.
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