Nah, it's not the hardest language in the world. But you certainly have a case as the hardest West Germanic language and maybe the hardest European language (although, Basque and the Uralic languages are hard as well).
I can only say that I'm highly fluent in English and, of course, my mother tongue (Greek). I have some knowledge on several languages (French, German, Albanian, Russian, Lithuanian and Finnish) and I can have a very short conversation in some of those languages but I am in no way fluent in them.
I'm still a university student and I'll seen enter post-graduate studies to expand my knowledge on the Uralic family
I lived in the Netherlands for a year and I would wager that a lot of you guys are better at English grammar than many, many Americans.
Great country btw, I have great memories of drinking Grolsch on the beaches of Zandvoort. Then I would ride my bike all the way back to Amsterdam to burn the calories.
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@ScottAgness: No surprise, the Pacers have re-signed forward Sam Young. He's still working his way back from a severe ankle sprain. http://t.co/KYVLET6K
Hell yeah, championship baby
Well, it's not the sexiest move, but I am happy to have Sam back.
When you consider Gerald's demotion, Lance's soreness and overall slump, it will be good to have another quality backup at those positions.
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
Well, it makes a lot of sense. You have no incentive to start teaching a second language earlier than 14 years old. English is the lingua franca and thus there is no need to learn a new language to access more information. I doubt that Greeks learned a second language in their early years when Koine Greek was the lingua franca.
People who don't have English as their native language pretty much need to learn English early, nowadays. Games, music, movies, the Internet. They pretty much force you to learn English.
This was the worst kept secret in recent memory for me. Everyone pretty much knew this is what they were doing once McGuire was signed. Mike Wells TOLD us it would happen.
i say sign Allen Iverson to a deal for the rest of the year, well after watching him "practice" to see if he can still play
I'd love to see the Pacers sign AI mainly because of all the crying and I'm no longer following the team" empty threats from the old-heads on this forum.
If you really like watching the world burn, get the Pacers to sign Iverson. It'll be a full-out flame war.
Not the biggest Sam Young fan, wouldn't have minded giving a NBDL player a chance.
Why so SERIOUS
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Does anyone know if Young is signed for the rest of the season?
I assume that it's not a 10-day contract and all....
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