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Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Curse of the Englitalianeutsch

International couples speak a crazy mix of languages

18 comments:

  1. I said, "Ich sono 1st" but maybe I should say "I sono erste" to say I typed the first comment if it's Englitalianeutsch and not Germanoitaloenglish.

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    1. Penso che beide sind acceptable.

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    2. Such an Kuddelmuddel!

      I sometimes find myself (german) to know the english or even japanese word, but not the german. It only takes a few seconds but it is quite disturbing.

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    3. That's okay. I often replace words and expressions with foreign ones when I speak Russian to my compatriots. Provided they know that language.

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  2. We have the same native language, but after living in the USA, Singapore, and now in France our communication is a mix, mostly in Finnish though, but mixed with English, Singlish, and French words, idioms, and phrases.

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    1. That must be fun. Ever have to translate for third parties? I find myself doing that all the time

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    2. Well, I have some language puritans especially in my native Finnish friends, so I have to translate them everything, but it is quite hard sometimes (exactly the reason why we mix the languages between us)

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  3. Now I'm happy I never succeeded with Russian! Our Swenglish (Swedish/English) is bad enough...for a brief time it was Swenglissian! But only if he started it...my Russian never got beyond the very basics.

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  4. I am an American who learned some Spanish and Chinese, moved to Germany, is learning Dutch in spare time, has a brother learning French, Japanese speaking parents, and friends that came from each continent at school. Nobody knows what language my next word will be in.

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  5. It's weird looking at the comments and understanding only 2/3 of what's being said... (I'm learning German but not Italian...)

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  6. So this is where English comes from...

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  7. Add in a little French and you just described Russians trying to speak hebrew

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  8. Also, I am planning on donating $15 a week

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  9. You guys are us! I'm italian, my husband is American and we live in the german part of Switzerland lol!

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    1. I guess you speak your own regional variant of Englitalianeutsch, eh?

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    2. eheh pretty much :) the dialect certainly doesn't make it prettier...

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  10. It reminds me talking with my friends from Italy, Japan and Sweden. We speak a bizare mix of their language plus mine, Brazilian Portuguese and English

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