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    Wink How did you learn to write in English?

    First of all, why did you learn to write in English, of course, the major reason you can think of?
    (Is it because of family, society, government, or friends, or yourself, etc...?)

    Secondly, how did you learn to write English?

    Thirdly, what do you think about the English language, of course, in a general sense?
    (good, bad, hard, easy, or "so so" and no comment?)

    Fourthly, what percentage of the world population would claim that they are "proficient" in the English language?

    Fifthly, ...?

    Sixthly, ...?

    ...?

    ...?


    Of course, everything you've ever heard of and spoken about, is a "personal opinion"! How is it a "fact"? hahaha...

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    I do not write English, you translate texts written in this forum can use the Google translator is not to talk. The English language too, it is difficult to understand this is really pretty sad.

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    What are you guys talking about? What is this, the Twilight Zone?

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    Our friend Universal Infinite rarely has much to say on the subject of classical music. Rather, s/he enjoys threads dealing with non sequiturs such as this.

    Just another thing we have to learn to put up with around here!
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    Our friend Universal Infinite rarely has much to say on the subject of classical music. Rather, s/he enjoys threads dealing with non sequiturs such as this.

    Just another thing we have to learn to put up with around here!
    I, too, am tired of these types of threads. It would be different if this member contributed to the classical discussions, but he/she rarely does.
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    English is my native language, although I don't live in an English-speaking country. I am fluent in two other languages as well - to the extend that I can write in them in a professional capacity, give a radio interview, etc.

    English is a handy and convenient way of expressing ideas to a wide international audience, but I find that many English-speakers are lazy about learning other languages, and feel that they are somehow "smarter" than those whose first language isn't English. This is a very negative cultural trend. "You can't even speak English" is a characteristic memetic ad-hominem on internet fora - usually when the author is losing the argument

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniverseInfinite View Post
    Of course, everything you've ever heard of and spoken about, is a "personal opinion"!
    True. Although no one will want to think this one through to its conclusion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiner Torheit View Post
    English is my native language, although I don't live in an English-speaking country. I am fluent in two other languages as well - to the extend that I can write in them in a professional capacity, give a radio interview, etc.

    English is a handy and convenient way of expressing ideas to a wide international audience, but I find that many English-speakers are lazy about learning other languages, and feel that they are somehow "smarter" than those whose first language isn't English. This is a very negative cultural trend. "You can't even speak English" is a characteristic memetic ad-hominem on internet fora - usually when the author is losing the argument
    How many radio interviews have you given?
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    I am a native English speaker because I live in the US.
    Having a degree in Sppech and Hearing Science as well as Music Theory/Comp, I know that in English just like any other language, we learn to write it after we have learned the phonemes. So really we start learning to write our language from the second we are born, by listening first.

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    English is the Master Language all others come a poor second and I speak 5 others fluently and a couple That I stumble with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuntster View Post
    Having a degree in Sppech and Hearing.
    Does that include spelling

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    Oh sorry, I was waiting for someone to catch that.

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    No language will get any respect from me that has a word for "cow" and a word for "meat", and still goes out of its way to call the meat of a cow pseudo-French-y "beef" just to suck up to some Norman guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuntster View Post
    Oh sorry, I was waiting for someone to catch that.
    I am sorry as well, I just can't resist the opportunity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanralotta View Post
    No language will get any respect from me that has a word for "cow" and a word for "meat", and still goes out of its way to call the meat of a cow pseudo-French-y "beef" just to suck up to some Norman guys...
    What do you suggest as an alternative or replacement ?

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