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O' The Language Troll    Social issues

Started 5/7/19 by Sand_Grain; 5270 views.
RGoss99

From: RGoss99

6/7/19

No, everyone does not speak "plain" English, which is part of the problem. For example here "everyone" speaks "plain" Catalá, plus Spanish (a required second langauge). English is considered so important that it is a required langauge for all unversity degrees (it is not in the U.K. or the U.S.A.) at a competencylevel. plus most diplomas. Sadly the standard is the Cambridge test, which the people on the street in Cambridge don´t even speak. The prefered English here is American, not U.K. 

As opposed to French and Germans, yes, most Europeans we encounter here have some English, plus some other langauge besides their home language. The problem is the Brits and Americans who have your attitude and are monolingual, and even have a problem understanding each other.

Berylline

From: Berylline

6/7/19

Everyone speak English in the Northern countries

PERSONALLY  relaxed

I manage to speak most of the Scandinavian languages too!  Glad to see you back!

fabul0us

From: fabul0us

6/7/19

The most recent language trolling went on APHO on a poem that was supposed to be a homage to a British Poet..  ANDREW MARVERLL!!!

I wonder if she can forgive this fool! I don't know if you've seen it? Here's a link with details

http://forums.delphiforums.com/ranaki_yacking/messages/?msg=7886.1

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fabul0us

From: fabul0us

6/7/19

I grew up in Alsace 

. Alsatian is taught in schools (but not mandatory) as one of the regional languages of France.

German is also taught as a foreign language in local kindergartens and schools. However, the Constitution of France still requires that French be the only official language of the Republic.

fabul0us

From: fabul0us

6/7/19

My step dad was American so at a very early age I learned English too! He often watched British Tele, and the language was ingrained in me...

Petulance

From: Petulance

6/7/19

ONLY ON DELPHIFORUMS!!! laughing

To my knowledge, I've never heard of a language troll before!

Sylveria

From: Sylveria

7/7/19

What language do YOU speak?

NOT WHAT LANGUAGE YOUR VILLAGE SPEAKS!!!

Sylveria

From: Sylveria

7/7/19

I speak Swedish and some Dutch .... and English, of course!!

Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

7/7/19

ENGLISH is my mother tongues.

Also some basic Hebrew, some German and some Yiddish!

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RGoss99

From: RGoss99

7/7/19

I would be happy to answer your specific question if you could justify it in the context of the thread topic, and my previous post.

Put simply I speak all the languages people normally use when speaking to me.

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