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    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 6:26am (Apr 18th 2009) edited
    LOL! Yes he does seem to need help of some kind.............the whole lot of them are so paranoid! All I have to do is open the kitchen door and they run like I am after them with a butcher knife ! How Did I rate that ? Baby blue is still limping , but not as bad . we have decided it is his hip. it got twisted badly when the eagle grabbed him.
    No I dont think you would have too much of a problem understanding me as I only catch my self going native when I am out at the family ranch and we all get to talking a hundred miles an hour other wise I speak t,v news perfect english.
    I have lived all over the world and I used to speak fluent German when I was much younger!
    when I was liveing in San Antonio I used to mess with the tourists down town at the Alamo by saying "no compredae englase" NO saveh ! LOL ! And they would believe it ! why I do not know as I am chalk white complected and I have light red brown hair and green eyes! Duh......any how I love lauguadge and people and it all works out one way or another.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 1:31pm (Apr 18th 2009)
    I was ambling round the town when a tourist said to her husband (as though I were deaf) 'There's a native; ask her!'
    So I gave them directions in broadest Bucks...'Ass roight, moy duck, yew guz dane theyur abate undrid yards en turn roight an ass theyur orner left...'
    (That's right, my dear, you go down there about a hundred yards and turn right and it's there on the left.)
    I spooked some kids where I was tuning a piano; they're half English, half Spanish, but being brought up by their Spanish mum speak mostly Spanish. One asked the other what I was doing, so I explained in very bad Spanish...:)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 2:13pm (Apr 18th 2009)
    Think I have written this one before...

    I was in a home with parents each speaking different languges. Their small bilingual daughter would chatter away changing language midsentence as she looked at each of them.

    It was quite spooky.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 4:20pm (Apr 18th 2009)
    Amazing! Eric once met a five year old who could speak five languages, fluently! :shocked: Her parents were 2 different nationalities, they had a nanny of another nationality and had lived in 2 other countries!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 9:27pm (Apr 18th 2009)
    What a wizz-kid. Wonder how far she will go?
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2009 6:11am (Apr 20th 2009) edited
    Posted By: ollie in UKThink I have written this one before...

    I was in a home with parents each speaking different languges. Their small bilingual daughter would chatter away changing language midsentence as she looked at each of them.

    It was quite spooky.

    wow! That is amasing! Kids are so flexible !they pick it up as fast as breathing!
    • CommentTimeMay 6th, 2009 5:08pm (May 6th 2009) edited
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2009 10:23pm (May 7th 2009)

    Keeper of the hens

    This thread will remind me of Tommy's pic for ever more... :)
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 8:05am (May 8th 2009)
    Talking of languages, children have the capacity to pick up as many languages as are around them.

    I grew up speaking Gujrati (my own language) English, Swahili and Hindi and punjabi and even to this day, we swap languages in mid sentence and have no problems.
    One of my Mother's friends is a sikh lady who speaks to me in Punjabi and I reply in Englis and we will often chat on the phone for an hour like this. I'm sure someone listening in would wonder what the heck we were up to.

    One of my friends little boy used to speak to my Ex. in English and would speak to me in Punjabi and he was only just learning to speak but had figured out that he needed to be understood.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 9:38am (May 8th 2009)
    Isn't that just wonderful. It is the best time to learn anything difficult and yet we will insist on baby language thinking it helps the poor kiddie.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2009 6:28am (May 15th 2009)
    I agree with all you have said in you recent posts .....When i was small I did all the translating for my parents when we went out in to public when we lived in Germany . Niether one of them spoke good german.much less high german.
    I have all ways spoken to my children like you would an adult. from birth on . when some one would baby talk to them . MY child would look at me like they(the offending adult) were retarded. I have all ways told them if they did not know what a word ment I would be happy to help them learn it.
    Init it is wonderful for you to be able to speak and understand so many languadges! I truley envey you talent.
    I love lauguadge! I love the way words sound .
    all languadges are beautiful to me.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2009 8:48am (May 15th 2009)
    I must admit that I am hopeless at lanugages, I have trouble with the sound of the word and how to say it, yet I love English words. I do try however although every one allways takes the Mickey out of me, and then I just go red an feel like an idiot. I always have learnt to say hello, goodbye, please and thank you. where ever we have gone.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2009 1:50pm (May 18th 2009)
    I often won't try to speak in German or Italian only becasue I think I will make it sound wrong or get the grammer wrong, not that I know a lot of these 2 languages but italian really does sound lovely and I'd love to be able to be fluent in it.

    I struggle to get basic words out when I suffer from the Goldfish syndrome. :-)

    There is a lady in the next bed to my Mum in Hospital and she speaks Urdu only, yet we have been haivng reasnable long coversations. amazing what can be done when there is a need. :-) I'm even getting her to eat some of the dinners I cook for Mum.:-)
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2009 5:07pm (May 18th 2009)
    Is the food not good there, Shobhna? Poor mum - good job she's got you!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2009 5:11pm (May 18th 2009)
    Hi there Init you ok? How nice you are helping the lady in the bed next to your Mum. How is your Mum doing? You manage to have a reasonable weekend ?
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 19th, 2009 1:48pm (May 19th 2009) edited
    Mum does not eat anything in hospital except weetabix and milk. Everything else needs to be made at home and taken to her. Mum is totally vegetarian and will not be happy with their kitchen hygiene so will rather starve then eat.

    Mum is still in hospital and likely to be there for a week longer. Her Endoscopy is scheduled for to-day and I hope all results come back clear, I'm a bit worried about the constriction in her food pipe.
    She is also thinking favourably about the heart valve replacement Op. so I feel a bit lighter in my heart.
    Coping with the other issue but since Mum is no. 1 on my list, everthing else is taking a back seat.

    Order me good weather for this weekend and I'll be a happy bunny :bunny:
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 19th, 2009 1:49pm (May 19th 2009)
    Frogdust, how are your chickens behaving now. hope they have clamed down a bit. :-)