Languages of EMC Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Celori, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. I was just interested in this and decided to make a post! Yay for me! Anyway, I want you to share what languages you know (besides English because I'm pretty sure almost all of us reading this know English to some extent...) and why you learned it, something interesting about it or some basics of the language to share with us.

    In example, I know a good bit about Latin. So here are the declensions of the nouns with some examples.

    Declension 1
    Nominative: -a/-ae
    Genitive (Possessive): -ae/-arum
    Dative (Indirect Object): -ae/-is
    Accusative (Direct Object): -am/-as
    Ablative (Usage Explained Later): -a/-is
    Vocative (Oh, [Noun]): -a/-ae
    Macrons on:
    Genitive plural "a"
    Dative and Ablative plural "i"
    Accusative Plural "a"
    Ablative singular "a"

    Declension 2
    Nominative: -us/-i
    Genitive: -i/-orum
    Dative: -o/-is
    Accusative: -um/-os
    Ablative: -o/-is
    Vocative: -e (or -i if noun ends in -ius)/ -i
    Macrons on:
    Nominative plural "i"
    Genitive singular "i", plural "o"
    Dative singular "o", plural "i"
    Accusative plural "o"
    Ablative singular "o", plural "i"

    Declension 3
    Nominative: (no solid ending)/-es
    Genitive: -is/-um
    Dative: -i/-ibus
    Accusative: -em/-es
    Ablative: -e/-ibus
    Vocative: (no solid ending)/-es
    Macrons on:
    Dative singular "i"

    Plural nominative, accusative and vocative end with -a with very few exceptions.
    And these are the declensions that I know... and may have made a mistake in clumsiness. A few words that could be helpful to you are:
    Puella (1st declension feminine) girl
    Puer (2nd declension masculine) boy
    Vir (Viri genitive) (2nd dclension masculine) man
    Femina (1st declension feminine) woman
    Mater (3rd declension) mother
    Pater (3rd declension) father
    Filius (2nd declension) son
    Filia (1st declension) daughter

    Meh... too lazy to do more. I'll probably post more for you guys later if people take interest. :p
  2. I am your pater...
  3. Sum tuus pater.
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  4. Sum vir qui ico has sententias. (I am the man who hits these thoughts.)
  5. My native language is Español, so here are some easy words in Español :D:
    •son: hijo
    •daughter: hija
    •father: padre
    •mother: madre
    •grand father: abuelo
    •grand mother: abuela
    •dog: perro
    •cat: gato
    •house: casa
    •building: edificio
    •car: auto
    •dinner: cena
    •launch: almuerzo
    •breakfast: desayuno
    •day: dia
    •morning: mañana
    •afternoon: tarde
    •night: noche
  6. Eh, I know Welsh and German. I learn welsh in school because its compulsory, although its extremely disliked in my area. I've been learning it ever since primary school, although they didn't do a good job of it and neither does my high school so I am not very good at it. I also know a bit of German, I learn that in school as well and I prefer it to Welsh. :)
  7. Might as well add some more latin words. This time.... verbs! :p

    ==To Be==
    Sum (I am)
    Sumus (We are)
    Es (You (singular) are)
    Estis (You (plural) are)
    Est (He/she/it is)
    Sunt (They are)

    Ero (I will be)
    Erimus (We will be)
    Eris (You (s) will be)
    Eritis (You (p) will be)
    Erit (He/she/it will be)
    Erunt (They will be)

    Eram (I was)
    Eramus (We were)
    Eras (You (s) were)
    Eratis (You (p) were)
    Erat (He/she/it was)
    Erant (They were)

    Esse (To be)

    Futurus, Futura, Futurum (Perfect passive participle (having been (...I think?)))
    (Works as adjective using 1st declension for feminine (Futura) 2nd for masculine (Futurus) and 2nd neuter for... neuter (Futurum)

    Wall of text! Yay!
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  8. And now a bump and a latin insult.
    Habes caputem canis et corporem avis.
    You have the head of a dog and the body of a bird.

    Don't ask. Just learn.
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  9. I was born in Montreal. I know a tad bit of French, and know I study French in the 9th grade.

    In French, there is no past, present or future tense for most words. If you want to say "I am watching TV," instead of "I watch TV," you say "je regarde la télé maintenant," as opposed to "je regarde la télé."

    --to be (être)--

    I am- je suis
    You are- tu es
    He/she is- il/elle est (can also mean it is)
    We are- Nous sommes
    You (plural) are (y'all)- Vous êtes
    They/the girls/it plural are- ils/elles sont

    Dad- père
    Mom- maman/mère
    Brother- frère
    Sister- sœur/soeur
    Uncle- oncle
    Aunt- tante

    To play video games- jouer aux jeux vidéo
    To play (anything) jouer au
    To eat: manger
    To be hungry: avoir faim
    To be thirsty: avoir soif
    To swim: nager
    To travel: voyager/faire un voyage
    To work: travailler
    To browse the interwebs: surfer sur l'interwebs

    Common nouns:

    Pencil- crayon
    Pen- stylo
    Bed- lit
    Lamp- lampe
    Desk: bureau
    Table: table
    Chair: chaise
    Book: livre
    iPod: pod/mp3
    Computer: ordinateur
    TV: télé
    Phone: portable
    Homework: devoir
    French homework: les devoirs de la classe de français

    Je n'aime pas les devoirs de la classe de français. :(
  10. Those forms don't exist; both caput and corpus are neuter nouns…the accusative is the same as the nominative. ;)

    EDIT: And even if they weren't neuter, the stem of caput is capit-
  11. Ah... Thank you for this. I hadn't learned the 3rd declension neuter in class at the time. And the stem mistake was just mind fail....

    Anyway, I guess that bump from you fixing that deserves another phrase thingy....

    Avis in manu pars est duobus in herba.
    (A bird in the hand is equal to two in the plant)
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

    (At least hopefully this time I didn't make any mistakes. Learned 4th and 5th declension last week. Haven't really gotten used to using it.)
  12. Typo: par. pars means "peace". :p

    I hope I'm not being too picky. It's just that I love Latin very much. ;)
  13. Canadian
    Eh = Eh
    Sorry = Sorry
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  14. I know some Spanish
    I'm learning it because it's required for me to graduate :p
  15. ¿Cómo estas, amigo?
  16. Standard English, for example, how are you today?
    Irish English, for example, what's the craic?
    Ulster-Scots English, for example, tell me all the bars.
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  17. Thanks, I didn't know the Latin word for bird :) The languages I'm best at/love the most will be English, Latin and Dutch. I've wrote short stories in Latin, my native language is Dutch, and I talk English on EMC, and sometimes with my friends(the girls mostly talk Dutch though)
    I also have a thing for Frisian, I do not speak it good enough though, even when my "mem" (yes that's Frisian:p) always spoke Frisian to me.

    With Latin you find that a lot of the Italian, French and even English words are from the Latin language.
  18. Well, Latin is considered to be the base for all Romance languages. ;)
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  19. Actually, pars (m f n) partis (gen) 3rd declension adjective. pax, pacis is peace.
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