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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:20 AM   #1
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What languages do you know?

What languages do you know, and at what level?

The levels are (half levels are allowed...):

0...Novice
beginning ... just a few words and phrases.

1...Intermediate
"survival" language knowledge ... you can get around OK in restaurants, doctor's surgeries, shopping, travel etc.

2...Advanced / Limited Working Proficiency
Can get by on a basic level in social and working environments. Accent and grammar may have frequent errors.

3...Superior / Working Proficiency
Able to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social, and professional topics. Can understand normal speech, movies, radio etc. Errors virtually never disturb a native speaker.

4...Distinguished / Full Professional Proficiency
Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels normally pertinent to professional needs. Can understand and participate in any conversations within the range of own personal and professional experience with a high degree of fluency and precision of vocabulary.

5...Native
has complete fluency in the language, such that speech on all levels in fully accepted by educated native speakers in all of its features, including breadth of vocabulary and idiom, colloquialisms, and pertinent cultural references.

(see http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/langu...iencyScale.htm for more details on these levels)
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:25 AM   #2
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hmm, Pretty fluent in visual basic and html, quite good at pascal, and just starting on C++



..oh, you meant SPEAKING languages!
*Runs away to die of embarassment*
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:27 AM   #3
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:31 AM   #4
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Hmm, my Perl and Java have NEVER got me anything in a Restaurant

English: 5
Spanish: 2 1/2 (I NEED to spend some time in Spain to get this to 3!)
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Romanian: 1/2

(incidentally, my aims are Spanish:4, French: 3, Italian: 2, Romanian: 2, Portuguese: 2, German: 2 .... as if I had enough time!)
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:33 AM   #5
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:39 AM   #6
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 06:43 AM   #7
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Thinking of it, i should really improve my japanese knowledge but i can't be arsed to find the time
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:06 AM   #8
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Didn't we watch that match at the last EuroLan

For me ...
English 5 (various dialects but specialising in Geordie )
Russian 3/4 (bit rusty now)
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:06 AM   #9
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Swiss German and Plattdeutsch are both *very* different to German, with a whole new grammar and vocabulary. Almost a language on their own.
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:12 AM   #10
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:12 AM   #11
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Hmm, my Perl and Java have NEVER got me anything in a Restaurant
Why ?

Restaurant loveCorner = new Restaurant (address);
me.goto(loveCorner);
String myChoise = me.chooseMeal();
Waiter aWaiter = loveCorner.getWaiter();
Meal tastyMeal = aWaiter.getMeal(myChoise);
me.eat(tastyMeal);
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:18 AM   #12
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:27 AM   #13
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Old 8th Nov 2001, 07:37 AM   #14
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yay FireSlash!

100 FOR I=0 TO 100
110 PRINT "TI BASIC RULES"
120 NEXT I

SAVE DSK1.SHĎTTY
RUN

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Old 8th Nov 2001, 08:07 AM   #16
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