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POLL: Second Language Fluency for Gaming


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Jemima Fawr Inactive Member writes:

Yes, strangely enough, good insults weren't included in the strange, ancient 'High' Welsh they taught us at school (which was utterly different to the conversational Welsh spoken at home and is the reason I stopped speaking it – I was totally confused and English was easier, because everyone seemed to speak the same version). Nevertheless, I always chuckle when walking in Snowdonia, as some of the 'colourful' Welsh place-names don't exactly fit their coy, Victorian English translations (e.g. 'Twll du' – 'Devil's Kitchen') :o)


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Arabic
3
1%
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Assyrian/Babylonian
4
1%
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Chinese
6
2%
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English/Old English
12
3%
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Farsi
2
1%
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French
63
17%
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German
61
16%
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Greek
16
4%
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Hebrew
3
1%
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Hindi
1
0%
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Irish (Gaeilge)
3
1%
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Italian
10
3%
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Japanese
11
3%
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Latin
23
6%
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Old Norse
8
2%
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Pushtu
0
0%
 
Russian
15
4%
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Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)
4
1%
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Spanish
14
4%
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Suomi (Finnish)
0
0%
 
Swahili
2
1%
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Thai
2
1%
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other (specify)
5
1%
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doesn't apply to me
111
29%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member writes...

This assumes said fluency in the chosen second language would greatly improve your enjoyment of, specifically, the hobby of miniatures gaming, irrespective of all the other benefits of learning a second language.

If you are already fluent in enough languages that this doesn't really apply to you, bravo, but for those of us not so gifted, what would your choice be?

In all cases, fluency includes spoken and written skills, and any dialects desired, and the answer should consider access to historical references and personal interaction as well as actually rules-accessibility. In cases where modern and classical versions of a language exist (i.e., Greek, Latin, etc.), assume both versions would be learned.