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Old 12-24-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: John From Scranton
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Limiting your children's potential. Great.
Thanks...... Im going to!!

 
Old 12-24-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Limiting your children's potential. Great.
Looking at so many 'Latino' children born and raised in the USA----------------all tioo many of them speak accented English.

Which tends to hold them back in life.

BTW: most regional accents up to and including the Southern drawl tend to negatively stereotype people.

Now for weird: the news was interviewing a 'Latina' with the surname of Rodriguez---------------what hit me was her accent. She was an Australian. Envision a British accent with some Spanish undertones.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Looking at so many 'Latino' children born and raised in the USA----------------all tioo many of them speak accented English.

Which tends to hold them back in life.

BTW: most regional accents up to and including the Southern drawl tend to negatively stereotype people.

Now for weird: the news was interviewing a 'Latina' with the surname of Rodriguez---------------what hit me was her accent. She was an Australian. Envision a British accent with some Spanish undertones.
Who cares about an accent? As long as they are speaking English, so what? And I don't know what you're talking about with that. Honestly, it's one of many things I find you to be exaggerating or making up.

Maybe you could show some proof of these Mexican-Americans with heavy accents.......?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Who cares about an accent? As long as they are speaking English, so what? And I don't know what you're talking about with that. Honestly, it's one of many things I find you to be exaggerating or making up.

Maybe you could show some proof of these Mexican-Americans with heavy accents.......?
I have heard it all too often with my own two ears................
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Knowledge is power... Knowing a second language can only be looked at as having another tool in the toolbox. Its not a bad thing. That is unless its mandated. Which for now it isn't. John don't be reluctant to encourage your kids to learn a second language. It does not need to be spanish. In fact it can be fun. Especially when learning the swear words. LOL Its amazing what other cultures consider an insult. For example in Thai culture calling someone a garbage eating Lizard ranks right up there with calling them a mother f*&ker. LOL
In short it can open doors someday.
The issue with accents? I still don't really understand that one. At least where I live the accent will change from town to town.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: John From Scranton
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Knowledge is power... Knowing a second language can only be looked at as having another tool in the toolbox. Its not a bad thing. That is unless its mandated. Which for now it isn't. John don't be reluctant to encourage your kids to learn a second language. It does not need to be spanish. In fact it can be fun. Especially when learning the swear words. LOL Its amazing what other cultures consider an insult. For example in Thai culture calling someone a garbage eating Lizard ranks right up there with calling them a mother f*&ker. LOL
In short it can open doors someday.
The issue with accents? I still don't really understand that one. At least where I live the accent will change from town to town.
Well unlike the illegals that pop out more kids in one day then I can put miles on my car!! Me and my wife, are still trying for are first one. But when and If I do get luckly to have a child. I will let him or her decide what language they might want to learn.. The last thing we need on this borad is another me in 18 years..
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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Agreed.

Flip side is that English is extremely difficult to speak properly due to its lack of rules.

Another tongue spoken by many people that is a bugger is Chinese (probably Mandarin).

I don't think english is a difficult language to learn, since most of its roots
are latin, greek, germanic etc., it does have grammatical rules, but here in the U.S. they are broken down and not properly followed, in England the story is different, but we have swayed away so far, that we no longer
understand proper English, and have yo rely on sub-titles for the local
audiences when someone from England talks.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Well unlike the illegals that pop out more kids in one day then I can put miles on my car!! Me and my wife, are still trying for are first one. But when and If I do get luckly to have a child. I will let him or her decide what language they might want to learn.. The last thing we need on this borad is another me in 18 years..
John you are just fine brother... And I'll pray for you and your wife to conceive. In the mean time practice makes perfect.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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I don't think english is a difficult language to learn, since most of its roots
are latin, greek, germanic etc., it does have grammatical rules, but here in the U.S. they are broken down and not properly followed, in England the story is different, but we have swayed away so far, that we no longer
understand proper English, and have yo rely on sub-titles for the local
audiences when someone from England talks.
What are you talking about? I can and do understand the BBC just fine, thank you. It is not the grammar or vocabulary that hinders Americans from understanding some Brits but their regional accents.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: John From Scranton
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John you are just fine brother... And I'll pray for you and your wife to conceive. In the mean time practice makes perfect.
Thanks tinman01!! I look at it this way... The longer it takes the more fun I have waiting for it to happen... If ya know what I mean..
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