Grandsire's Fluency wish-list
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 21, 2000, 15:04|
In a message dated 2000/04/21 01:00:15 PM, Grandsire wrote:
>... Dutch: The main reason has nothing to do with language curiosity. ...But it is >also a beautiful language, very expressive and poetic. The ugly
German cannot >stand in front of it.
> my favourite Dutch word is _kraakdoos_ <<"crackle-box">>the name of a
custom-made synthesizer (music) that is controlled via body's bio-electric
resistances. Talk of hands-on sound-tweaking!!!
BTW outta curiousity: how do other linguas say "toy piano"? hehe...
>4. English: I am _nearly_ fluent in English, but I still lack understanding.I nearly >cannot follow anyone talking on BBCTV. On the other hand, I have
less troubles >with American movies and series. But I still need lots of
> LOL (Laughing Out Loud)... easier to understand Americanish? I dunno what
that says about the American mutation of English, but it's amusing in its
>5. Lots of other languages. I can think of Arabic, Basque, Mandarin, Bahasa
>Indonesia, Swahili, Tibetan, Quechua, Finnish, Russian, Turkish, Modern
>Greek, Gaelic, Hawaiian, Hindi and so on... Well, I think I'll never have
>enough time to learn all those languages, but let's dream :) .
> Bahasa Indonesia is another very poetically lush language. I like the
simple grammar of everyday Bahasa & the way non-numerical pluralization is
done simply by repeating a word twice (it probably cuts down on verbal
confusion but printing must cut down more trees). I am learning more Bahasa
Indonesia in-depth after I finish creating Synthrax, my conlang.
>1. Chasmäöcho and Moten: the first because it's supposed to be my personal
>language, so I should be fluent in it, the second because it's my cherished
>child, the creation of mine I prefer, and the only language of mine with a
>fair lexicon (around 600 words if I remember correctly :) ).
> Allo Chris., I am intrigued by the 600+/- lexicon :) It may be helpful
to my conlang Synthrax. Email me, please...
>4. Quenya and Sindarin: the languages of the master of us all should be
>learned in school (at least as options :) ).
> Sindarin? What's that? Looks like a rhyme with Mandarin.
MORE info. pretty please.