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Old 06-08-01, 11:26 AM   #26
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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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Old 06-08-01, 11:28 AM   #27
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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!

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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.
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Old 06-08-01, 11:48 AM   #28
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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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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!

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