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Old 04-26-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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I wonder how French, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Swedish, Russian, Dutch, Thai, Malay, and Hindi languages are compared to English.

I expect there is an equal amount of high level communication in a majority of those languages, just expressed very differently, especially in some Asian languages. What languages might have a higher or lower level of available communication compared to English?

How is Extension of Vocabulary, Types of Words, Written Version, Spoken Version, Everyday Conversations, Level of Rhythm, Representation, and Your Personal Experience in those World languages?
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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Well, I know my favorite languages are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Italian, Czech, Mandarin Chinese, and Malay outside of English based on how those languages show up in written expression, how they sound, extension of vocabulary, types of words, and level of rhythm.

I believe plenty of prominent universal World languages have to exist all over the World, and not only English, and makes the World even more interesting. How unfortunate too many people are maybe speaking English too frequently in countries such as Sweden, and Malaysia, probably not enough of their native language compared to the past.

I am completely ambivalent about how I feel in Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi, Dutch, German, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. There is some redeeming qualities, yet some other different characteristics simultaneously. However, I enjoy, and respect those languages as well, just not as much compared to my favorite languages. I honestly donít know how I feel about Korean, Japanese, and Arabic.

Some languages I feel rank very well in some specific components in characteristics of language:

Extension of Vocabulary: French, English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese
Types of Words: French, English, Mandarin Chinese
Written Version: French, English, Mandarin Chinese
Spoken Version: Spanish, Italian
Everyday Conversations: French, English, Spanish, Czech, Polish
Rhythm of Languages: Portuguese
Representation away from English: French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic
Most Overrated: Italian
Most Underrated: Czech, Malay

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Old 05-17-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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What are other posters reflection and personal experience about all of those interesting languages outside of English!?


My basic intention of original topic is to show there are other prominent, important, and high level communication languages away from English, especially French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, German, Swedish, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Malay.

I have learned Mandarin Chinese in high school up to 1,000 words, and some Spanish in middle school. I only remember some of those languages, and like to learn more of those languages again. I already know some Romanian, yet losing some of my fluency, and have to know more Romanian again. I plan to learn French soon less than 5 to 10 years away.

There is a relevant Global Priority to preserve languages, and people to learn more than 1 language, especially in Anglosphere countries, and not too much English everywhere because there is more important, worthwhile languages to know outside of English.
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