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Learning a new language?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Young Blood, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Vega222

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    If language X had 50% of the market in 2000 and it has like 20% of the market in 2021, does it mean there are less jobs for language X in 2021 than the year 2000?
    I mean, The size of the market is constantly increasing, So, If we imagine PHP will have only 20% of the market in 2030, It doesn't mean it will be in a worse situation than 2021, not necessarily.
    Maybe that'll be the case for PHP and Python. PHP can have more developers and job opportunities in 2030 and still lose its position as the most used back-end language in web-development to Python.
     
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    I took two years of American Sign Language in college, so I've been trying to continue from where my classes left off
     
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    Being hard of hearing since birth, I learned a very small amount of ASL when I was little. I've been watching some videos and talking with a deaf friend for practice, but I plan on taking classes at the local college when the pandemic is over.

    I've also studied Spanish, Japanese, and German in school and online. And I've been studying French, Norwegian, Welsh, and Irish. But I'm focusing on the French right now, on Duolingo and Babbel.
     
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    Wow, This is so many! Even the thought of getting familiar with that number of languages is difficult.
     
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    I tossed myself back into college to finally finish my BA degree. I had to take Spanish because there were no other options. None of it stuck with me. I need to learn Mandarin for a future move this year, but after the "process" that was Spanish I am left with no motivation for learning a language. I hope I get some soon! I am excited to learn just worn out, haha.
     
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    I’ve been refreshing my high school German on Duolingo during the pandemic, does that count? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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    I bought a jacket with beautiful Japanese words on it. An important step in learning Japanese. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: I guess it's more difficult to get such a T-shirt in my country. Used to be almost impossible. So I'm happy to wear it. Hope it will be encouraging.
     
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    Sometimes I try to teach myself French but I am not very good and find the pronunciation difficult. I wish I had a French girlfriend as well.
     
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    I speak several languages fluently already but I have been a bit lazy on learning German, so I have been trying to brush up my German alongside learning Mandarin.
     
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    English is not my native language. Spanish is. I love learning knew languages. I have learn basic Deutsch in the Goethe Institute, fascinating. Italian I have learn because family. And my favorite Nihongo Japanese! I even have the opportunity to visit that country =)
     
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    I would love to learn rusky.
     
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    Hello All.....I'm currently fluent in two languages...English and Music. Yes, Western Music is a language spoken all around the world, even where there are strong National Music traditions that are different from Western Music. Picking up a piece of choral music for example and then being able to sing it is definitely reading a language! :old_smile: I am also semi-fluent in French. I've had seven years of French classes. I can read it better than speak it...I just do not get very much practice with French in Idaho, USA! :old_big_grin: I've thought about using some of my spare time and one of the on-line programs to become much better at French...but there is just no where to use it where I live!
    .....David :gay_pride_flag:
     
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    Taking Italian lessons now. Hoping that, when covid is over and the world opens up again, to spend some considerable time there in my retirement years.
     
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    Started learning Korean two years ago. Now fluent (but still awkward!), and I did it all through self-study.
     
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    well im working on my english skills but i trying to learn Deutsch and Italian because i love their pronunciation . i don't know how far i can go but it could be fun :grin:
     
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    Yup, studying the Dutch language. Previously I was studying English language.
     
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    I haven't started anything new but during the pandemic, I went from studying Japanese in a classroom setting for 8 years to complete self-study
     
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    im currently studying spanish at the moment (cause half of my family is in chile ), but I'd also like to get into korean since it's somewhat easier and similar to nihongo which I want to get into one day too. I get unmotivated whenever I go onto unviable (is that a word?) source like duolingo though, I want to take it seriously if I ever do
     
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    I also can't focus on that stuff. That's why I only know english.
     
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    yeah same here I'd only invest time in it if I could, excluding spanish