Best Foreign Language to Learn?

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Ahh, but after the hard work, it's Mustang Sally time! That's when those strong Bavarian legs really go to work!


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  2. tobylou8

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    I would learn English, with the American dialect. If you want to pick up a second or third language, French and Spanish are more universal than say Russian, and MUCH easier to learn than Chinese or Sanskrit. Most countries teach English as a second language from grammar school.
     
  3. kehaulani

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    The OP's question is:

     
  4. gmonady

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    Thanks kehaulani for calling the question!

    My recommendation, especially for jazz is:

    Country: Spain
    Language: Spanish
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    Here about, the plowing is now mechanized and not uncommon to see a woman in control of the machine.

    I didn't have a problem in Germany getting about or what I wanted, and I spoke only English with the American accent, but was often answered with a British accent. As an American LEO, I think back that I would have been much more versatile if I had learned Spanish well ... and dyed my hair black.
     
  6. kingtrumpet

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    Classical:
    Country: Austria (Vienna)
    Language: German or English

    Jazz:
    Country: Louisiana
    Language: Southern English or Cajun

    Country Bluegrass
    Country: Tennessee
    Language: Hillbilly

    ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  7. hahkeystah

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    But... why would someone go out of their way to do that? American is the most highly evolved form of oral communication in history! Everything else is just... neanderthal... and we'll leave that to the tubas.
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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    maybe learning Aussie is advice really only meant for the drummers and the woodwind players ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  9. hahkeystah

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    Touche. we'll go with that. ;-)
     
  10. Ed Lee

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    Although there may be a wee bit of overlap, for the most part Country and Bluegrass music are separate genres. With Gospel a third genre, these three are the most popular around me now. However, try as I may, I can't work the brass sound into the Bluegrass sound, especially when there is a fiddle saw, jug blow, wash tub bass plucker, and a washboard scrape. Maybe, I "shoulda" [should have] spent more time in WV and acquired more of a quasi hillbilly language and speech. Just no way I could now replicate that twang and dialect. Open my mouth and they'd know immediately I was a "foriner" and likely "revnooer". Too, I realize they are pretty good shooters and know well the use of a pick handle other than "diggin". "Ain't gonna" let this worry me now.
     

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