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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Trekn
    All major business is done with Japanese anyways. Maybe more of us should learn Japanese. I would guess that to be the most difficult.
    I hope I can get by with my only language, English, for as long as possible...Japanese sounds, well, a bit scary.

    I remember (ok, I'm not flaming on Japanese, now,) seeing a movie (maybe, "Tora, Tora, Tora," or something) in which a Japanese clerk was typing a letter. We type letters fast. Not this clerk. Each Japanese character represented a word, like "man," or "house." Should be fast, right? No way. It was "hunt and peck" at a snails pace. Can you imagine how many keys that keyboard had on it?

    I wonder if that's changed, or do the Japanese still use keyboards like that, or have they developed a special typing alphabet for the computer age?

    Hello, Mike? Is our resident Japanese expert (and sports commentator) out there?

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    Originally posted by Ranger
    Servus!

    I must disagree that English is a difficult language to learn. Impossible to master, yes, but fairly easy to learn. Try learning German, a language that concerns itself with the gender of the table and then you modify the verb around that gender. There is no future tense in German, you have to...aw hell, I can't explain it well enough for everyone to grasp as I still don't understand it!

    Also dann, bis spater!
    Learning to speak english probably isn't that hard. But trying to get a firm grasp on the english rules of grammar and spelling is very annoying. Sometimes they don't even seem logical. I met a guy learning Russian and he said it was much more straight forward than english. I can't really say myself, I am learning german, but I haven't gotten to the grammar yet. I do however, read shakespeare, and the grammar in his works is so much better than anything now, sometimes I wish I could have lived way back then. But then I wouldn't have a bike.
    Booyah!!

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    Pete Clark.
    Off topic a bit. I just wanted to say that I was recently in Atlanta. What a beautiful place. I would live there anytime. Ever eat at the Atlanta Fish Market.. What a nice place.

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Trekn,

    Hm. I'll have to look into that! :thumbup:

    Keep "Trekn!"

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    Pete Clark. it's in Buckhead. That is a great area..

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    That's very thoughful of you.

    Thanks!

    Good riding!

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