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Son took over:


Great! He is really growing up so fast. How's his language development coming along?
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Great! He is really growing up so fast. How's his language development coming along?

Equally comfortable in English and in French, German is coming along, and I realize I had underestimated his skills in that language. Was recently confronted to Italian while on vacation, nothing a soccer ball couldn't fix!
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Equally comfortable in English and in French, German is coming along, and I realize I had underestimated his skills in that language. Was recently confronted to Italian while on vacation, nothing a soccer ball couldn't fix!

Multilingual kids are so amazing.

a couple of friends had a trilingual daugther. The mother is German, the father is French, they met and get married in NYC and then came back to Europe to live in Geneva, so the girl spoke french, english and german at 3 years old. The funny thing was that she only had heard german from her mother and maybe her grandmother... So when I came and talked german to her she watched me with big big eyes.... and then she, as her mother said, felt in love with me.. she wanted to see me, asked to go visit me all the time etc...

I guess it was because I was the only one that spoke the same "secret language" she shared with her mother

I am a poliglot I speak 5 languages, French, English, German, Italian and Spanish and also understand the Swiss dialect, but I learned most languages being an adult. I imagine for a multilingual child is like having several mother tongues.
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Slim is The Comedian!
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Slim is The Comedian!

I was THIS close to being Dr. Manhattan, but I decided that the "wearing pants versus being virtually omnipotent" argument was just too much of a tradeoff. I chose pants and now the world laughs with me, and not at me.
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Snoopy in his WWI Flying Ace persona. I've always liked Snoopy's ability to rise above any surrounding chaos and strife and still enjoy himself, albeit in a somewhat Walter Mitty like fashion.
The avatar is supposed to animate but for some reason I can't get it to run.

post #428 of 588
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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post
Multilingual kids are so amazing.

a couple of friends had a trilingual daugther. The mother is German, the father is French, they met and get married in NYC and then came back to Europe to live in Geneva, so the girl spoke french, english and german at 3 years old. The funny thing was that she only had heard german from her mother and maybe her grandmother... So when I came and talked german to her she watched me with big big eyes.... and then she, as her mother said, felt in love with me.. she wanted to see me, asked to go visit me all the time etc...

I guess it was because I was the only one that spoke the same "secret language" she shared with her mother

I am a poliglot I speak 5 languages, French, English, German, Italian and Spanish and also understand the Swiss dialect, but I learned most languages being an adult. I imagine for a multilingual child is like having several mother tongues.

We find the same thing with our son, he is very interested in people who can speak French to him, as he has fewer opportunities to speak that language outside of school and home. We were recently in France and Monaco, and we got to meet a lot of people, as he would find a way to start conversations with strangers. Extremely social kid, don't know who he gets it from.
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I was THIS close to being Dr. Manhattan, but I decided that the "wearing pants versus being virtually omnipotent" argument was just too much of a tradeoff. I chose pants and now the world laughs with me, and not at me.

LOL But Dr. Manhattan can give a girl pleasure TWICE simultaneously!
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LOL But Dr. Manhattan can give a girl pleasure TWICE simultaneously!
Hah... since when do I care about THEIR pleasure?
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Thelonious Sphere Monk.


I'm a fan.
post #432 of 588
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Hah... since when do I care about THEIR pleasure?


Good one, Slim!
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My new avatar is William of Occam. From Wikipedia:

Occam's razor (sometimes spelled Ockham's razor) is a principle attributed to the 14th-century English logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham. The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating, or "shaving off," those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. The principle is often expressed in Latin as the lex parsimoniae ("law of parsimony" or "law of succinctness"):

I liked the principle and wanted to change my old avatar.
post #434 of 588
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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post

I am a poliglot I speak 5 languages, French, English, German, Italian and Spanish and also understand the Swiss dialect, but I learned most languages being an adult. I imagine for a multilingual child is like having several mother tongues.

Do you speak Italian fluently? I always get excited when I "meet" other people that do, besides me.
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Pimpbot 5000 from Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He's an older character but still much loved. http://www.ighetto.com/html/pimpbot.shtml If I could have a sound with my avatar, it would be: http://www.ighetto.com/html/pimpbotwav/tuneup.wav
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