Sandpanther (sandpanther) wrote,
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Too Many Languages

I have too much fondness for langauage, I think. It causes problems like the one that came up today, while trying to cook lunch:

"Queso," I said. "Queso wa donde esta?"


I congratulated myself on putting together a complete, coherent sentence in Spanish with no problems. It flowed easily of the tongue, with no hesitations looking for words. And most importantly, no Japanese crept in.

...

It took me a minute to realize that the "wa" totally didn't belong in the Spanish.

In fact, check me if I'm wrong, but that sentence structure also totally wrong for Spanish.

*sigh*


(Oddly enough, while I was in Mexico the Japanese was polite enough to make itself scarce. I even managed to hold down a comprehensible -- though really broken -- conversation with a guy who wanted my hat. Next time I go to Mexico I'm wearing my SoA hat, not my SWRT one. I think my chances of getting mugged go down majorly if I do! And then there's a certain flag... But that's a different mugging story!)

Speaking of languages, learning C# got abruptly easier after I picked Finnish back up again. I think the brain looks at the Finnish and realizes that, fundamentally, C# is just not that bad. I don't know why, but Finnish sounds and grammer absolutely will not stick in my brain. *is sad*
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