Visit the Ironworks Gaming Website Email the Webmaster Graphics Library Rules and Regulations Help Support Ironworks Forum with a Donation to Keep us Online - We rely totally on Donations from members Donation goal Meter

Ironworks Gaming Radio

Ironworks Gaming Forum

Go Back   Ironworks Gaming Forum > Ironworks Gaming Forums > General Discussion > General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005)

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
Raistlin Majere
Ra
 

Join Date: March 26, 2002
Location: Finland
Age: 31
Posts: 2,323
Letter

the reason to my dislike is that its possible that it will ruin my high school education. weve had one minor exam on it, and i graded an i-(which is improbatur-, which is latin for failed). this sucks...

note that this isnt anything personal towards you swedes here at ironworks.
__________________
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One.

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
Raistlin Majere is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 03:53 PM   #2
Xen
Symbol of Moradin
 

Join Date: June 5, 2002
Location: Slovenia,Ljubljana
Age: 31
Posts: 8,553
How come that you have failed? Didn`t you study enough or you weren`t able to concentrate?
Xen is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:06 PM   #3
Firestormalpha
Knight of the Rose
 
Zelda Champion Snake Champion
Join Date: July 11, 2002
Location: Coral Springs, Fl USA
Age: 34
Posts: 4,454
Xen is right, languages aren't all that hard to learn at least in the basic sense. I only ever fail a foreign language test when I slept through the class. (actually that would make it never) But I never DID do the classwork so I failed once or twice despite my tests. If I decided I hated the Spanish language just because I failed a few tests I'd be done for. I mean I live in Florida, I've got to know at least a little spanish. Too many of the Spanish folks don't want to bother speaking English to those of us who were born and raised here.

P.S. I'm not saying the Spanish population of the US should convert to English speakers, but at least learn and use enough to make the common store salespersons job a little easier.

P.P.S. Isn't the swiss language Nordic? Not Swedish? I could be wrong.
__________________
"When you start with a presupposition, it's hard to arrive at any other conclusion."

"We are never to judge a philosophy by its abuse." - Augustine

"If you're wondering if God has a sense of humor, consider the platypus."

http://www.greaterthings.cbglades.com
Firestormalpha is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:14 PM   #4
Spelca
Emerald Dragon
 

Join Date: January 3, 2002
Location: From Slovenia, in Sweden
Age: 36
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally posted by Firestormalpha:
P.P.S. Isn't the swiss language Nordic? Not Swedish? I could be wrong.
The official language of Sweden is Swedish. The official languages of Switzerland are German, Italian, French and Romansch. I hope this is what you wanted to know... [img]tongue.gif[/img]

P.S.: To Raistlin - Don't give up.

[ 09-11-2003, 03:17 PM: Message edited by: Spelca ]
__________________
At one time or another there will be a choice: you or the wall. (J. Winterson)
Spelca is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:25 PM   #5
Stratos
Vampire
 

Join Date: January 29, 2003
Location: Sweden
Age: 37
Posts: 3,888
Quote:
Originally posted by Raistlin Majere:

note that this isnt anything personal towards you swedes here at ironworks.
Ahh...*Immediatly lowers his sword and calls back his troops of viking berserkers and ABBA wannabes.*

Is Swedish your first language or are you just interrested in it? Or perhaps you just had to study something and all the other courses were full?
__________________
Nothing is impossible, it's just a matter of probability.
Stratos is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:26 PM   #6
Raistlin Majere
Ra
 

Join Date: March 26, 2002
Location: Finland
Age: 31
Posts: 2,323
Quote:
Originally posted by Spelca:
quote:
Originally posted by Firestormalpha:
P.P.S. Isn't the swiss language Nordic? Not Swedish? I could be wrong.
The official language of Sweden is Swedish. The official languages of Switzerland are German, Italian, French and Romansch. I hope this is what you wanted to know... [img]tongue.gif[/img]

P.S.: To Raistlin - Don't give up.
[/QUOTE]i cant really give up, cause if i give up, all my future plans would be ruined. the thing that probably makes it so hard for me is that ive never really had to "learn" the english grammar, since ive lived in the States for six years. it comes naturally. that results in me having to learn the whole swedish grammar from point zero(which resembles the english grammar somewhat). its gonna be the longest 3 years of my life, i recon...*sigh*
__________________
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One.

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
Raistlin Majere is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:30 PM   #7
Raistlin Majere
Ra
 

Join Date: March 26, 2002
Location: Finland
Age: 31
Posts: 2,323
Quote:
Originally posted by Stratos:
quote:
Originally posted by Raistlin Majere:

note that this isnt anything personal towards you swedes here at ironworks.
Ahh...*Immediatly lowers his sword and calls back his troops of viking berserkers and ABBA wannabes.*

Is Swedish your first language or are you just interrested in it? Or perhaps you just had to study something and all the other courses were full?
[/QUOTE]nope, its not. and nope, im not too terribly interrested in it. here in finland its something like the secondary language(kind of like spanish is in some parts of the States), so it has to be tought in school. i believe this has something to do with the fact that finland used to be a part of Sweden...
__________________
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One.

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
Raistlin Majere is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:51 PM   #8
RoSs_bg2_rox
Zartan
 

Join Date: May 20, 2003
Location: Near Aberdeen, Scotland
Age: 29
Posts: 5,225
I think a lot of people who hate languages at skool just have a crap teacher. I mean 2 years ago i loved German. I was doing really well gettin 1+s all the time and then i got a new teacher as the old one left. She was still pretty good but not as good as the other one. But then i got yet another one who i really hate and now i totally ate German and i dont think im as good at it nemore because half the time i dont listen and it is so boring.

so maybe uv just have a crap teacher.
__________________
[img]\"http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/ladyzekke/dragonwater2.gif\" alt=\" - \" />
RoSs_bg2_rox is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:58 PM   #9
Stratos
Vampire
 

Join Date: January 29, 2003
Location: Sweden
Age: 37
Posts: 3,888
Is learning Swedish still mandatory in Finland? I didn't know that.

Look on the bright side, if you know Swedish you almost get Danish and Norwegian for free and you have an easier time learning German.
__________________
Nothing is impossible, it's just a matter of probability.
Stratos is offline  
Old 09-11-2003, 04:58 PM   #10
Raistlin Majere
Ra
 

Join Date: March 26, 2002
Location: Finland
Age: 31
Posts: 2,323
youve got a good point ross, but ive really got it vice versa. the teacher i had in middle school wastn nearly strict enough, thus my swedish suffered. i left middle school with an avarge grade of 8,9 out of ten having swedish a 5, which is one number over a fail. now the teacher has changed into a very strict teacher and i hope itll only take a while for me to get used to the change. atleast ive been smart enough to take every possible "refresher course" possible, so i figure that if i cant pass with that amount of work, then ill just plain suck at foreign languages...
__________________
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One.

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
Raistlin Majere is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The great Swedish band that made the great Swedish song.. uss General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 13 09-14-2002 08:43 AM
*sigh* a drunken Swedish madman made the Estonian language.. uss General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 4 06-24-2002 04:05 PM
What did you dislike about BG2? Link Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 50 02-25-2002 10:53 AM
what I dislike... 250 General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 15 10-23-2001 11:52 PM
I greatly dislike.. Asphyxiate General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 10 03-26-2001 09:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©2017 Ironworks Gaming TM & The Great Escape Studios - All Rights Reserved