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    Whereas in a few Northern European Nations most people strive for learning several languages, in some countries, such as Spain,Italy or Great Britain only a few "geeks" do it. What is the type of these geeks?

    IMO, Alpha quadra members are much more interested in foreign languages than other quadras...
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    I think it's a culture/interest thing. I love languages and I'm a Delta, currently learning Japanese. I was thinking of trying for some sort of Languages degree, but ended up going another manner. I think the more interested in international travel someone is, or, the more multicultural their surroundings are, the more likely they are to learn different languages, as there will eventually be some practical use for it.

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    El español apesta, y es ironico que lo estoy utilizando.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamajama View Post
    El español apesta, y es ironico que lo estoy utilizando.
    ¿Por qué?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1981slater View Post
    ¿Por qué?
    'stoy 'bromando, y 'stoy lo mejor en mi clase despanol.

    nunca pensaba que sería en un barco....

    hablo a mi mismo en espanol a veces.
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    I don't think it's type related.

    But, on a random aside, all the INTps I know are multilingual by choice.
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    I'm nordic, so I'm exluded from your subject group. But I know 3 languages, and random words and sentences in several other, mostly swear words though.
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    I've little interest in learning Spanish (it'd be cool to know it, but I'm not willing to put forth the effort), but I seem to make up for it with half a dozen machine languages and a plethora of nonsense words. Hayospaludin!

    I suppose you can put me on whichever side of the divide supports your theory. ~ :wink:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
    I've little interest in learning Spanish (it'd be cool to know it, but I'm not willing to put forth the effort), but I seem to make up for it with half a dozen machine languages and a plethora of nonsense words. Hayospaludin!

    I suppose you can put me on whichever side of the divide supports your theory. ~ :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mn0good View Post
    If Brilliand was any character in the world, his character would be Professor John Frink from the Simpsons.
    lol.
    Last edited by 07490; 04-10-2009 at 01:37 PM.

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    I don't think it's type related. As far as "sampling" goes, I know Italian, English, and German (in decreasing order of fluency). I can also understand French and Spanish and Portuguese, but cannot really speak them.
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    I know Lithuanian, English and Russian. Currently I'm learning Spanish just for my own pleasure.
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    I can understand 6 languages and I can speak 3 of them pretty well..
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    I loooove learning languages. I pick them up easily (although I'm getting older, so it's probably not the case any more). But I've also forgotten a great deal since I have no way to practice what I learned.
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