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MTF Sergeant

So, where are you from?

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I am in Garland, Texas, USA, just a short drive away from Id Software in nearby Plano, but I've never been there. Garland and Plano are suburbs of Dallas.

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2 minutes ago, NeedHealth said:

I took me this long to realize your username is the arabic chat alphabet.

3rabi?

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44 minutes ago, A7MAD said:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

 

 هلا بالعيال, أي شخص آخر يمكن أن يتكلم العربية؟

Oh wait, I guess I live nearby you. I am currently staying in Qatar.

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30 minutes ago, GarrettChan said:

BTW, just curious, how many languages can you speak/read/write/(whatever)?

English is my native language.  I can read/write/speak some Spanish (I'm part Spanish), some Japanese (this was my minor in college), a decent amount of Esperanto, and just a few words of Russian and German.  You could also say that I find languages interesting in general, so I can at least identify quite a few just from how much I read about them.

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4 minutes ago, YukiRaven said:

English is my native language.  I can read/write/speak some Spanish (I'm part Spanish), some Japanese (this was my minor in college), a decent amount of Esperanto, and just a few words of Russian and German.  You could also say that I find languages interesting in general, so I can at least identify quite a few just from how much I read about them.

dayum son, does that ever get confusing sometimes? I knew a teacher in HS who knew like FIFTEEN languages and I think they said he could get confused with all of that, I mean that's a lot of information to put in your brain. But damn if that isn't impressive as hell tho, good for you. 

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@Neurosis lol sometimes.  I'll either fail to remember how to say something in English, or mix Spanish and Japanese together.  Or Spanish and Esperanto since they sound similar.

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16 minutes ago, YukiRaven said:

English is my native language.  I can read/write/speak some Spanish (I'm part Spanish), some Japanese (this was my minor in college), a decent amount of Esperanto, and just a few words of Russian and German.  You could also say that I find languages interesting in general, so I can at least identify quite a few just from how much I read about them.

Nice. I also find learning languages fun, but usually the problem is that you need a good environment to actually learn/use it (I think you got what I mean).

 

Because I read the Japanese you wrote in the other thread, and I thought, hmm, this doesn't look like Google translate XD. I only learned the kanas of Japanese, but I learned a handful of words or other things from anime/games. Therefore, I can listen to and read Japanese and understand like 50%~80% of them (depends on what). However, I don't know any grammar for Japanese, so I can't write it properly.

 

For German, I only know eins, zwei, drei something basic like that because Germany is a very popular country for board games, so I knew some of those accidentally.

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2 minutes ago, GarrettChan said:

For the actual question of the title. I'm living in Northern California now, but I'm from China.

Both places that I would love to visit some day.

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3 minutes ago, GarrettChan said:

For the actual question of the title. I'm living in Northern California now, but I'm from China.

You're Hmong ?

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I was born and raised in Minnesota, USA. I moved to Oregon in 2015.

 

7 hours ago, everennui said:

Minnesota, USA

High five. We shall confuse everyone with our powerful Minnesota negatives, I guess.

 

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24 minutes ago, NeedHealth said:

You're Hmong ?

Nah, that's a minority in China. I'm the majority of China, should be called "Han" in English (not sure though).

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Born and living in San Fernando (2 hours south of Santiago), Chile, though I've lived almost 10 years in Coquimbo and 8 months in La Serena.

I'm planning to live in a southern city in the future, but can't decide which.

 

 

Just now, YukiRaven said:

English is my native language.  I can read/write/speak some Spanish (I'm part Spanish), some Japanese (this was my minor in college), a decent amount of Esperanto, and just a few words of Russian and German.  You could also say that I find languages interesting in general, so I can at least identify quite a few just from how much I read about them.

I find them interesting as well, though there are times that I tend to commit grammar mistakes when I write in english (for example; using in/on/at properly.) At least I know the difference between words like "you're/your", "there/their/they're", etc.

 

In japanese language's case, I do my best to learn basic stuff and to sound a bit more femenine (due to being more familiar with masculine speech patterns my japanese friends tend to use).

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15 minutes ago, NecroticBlossoms said:

In japanese language's case, I do my best to learn basic stuff and to sound a bit more femenine (due to being more familiar with masculine speech patterns my japanese friends tend to use).

One funny thing for me is that, being trans, I've had to retrain myself how to speak in Japanese.  I learned when I was still living as a male, so I'm used to sounding like one, and still mess up from time to time.

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Russia, in the city..."near" from Chelyabinsk (yeah, you can remember dat Chelyabinsk meteorite) (Possibly that meteorite gived to me super powers to make retarted mods)

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Just now, YukiRaven said:

One funny thing for me is that, being trans, I've had to retrain myself how to speak in Japanese.  I learned when I was still living as a male, so I'm used to sounding like one, and still mess up from time to time.

In my case, almost all my japanese friends are male and I've been exposed to male speech patterns for a long period of time. Not to mention that I love hanging out with guys rather than doing it with other girls (I identify with my own sex, BTW).

However, I don't want to sound TOO manly to the point of causing some embarrassment during a conversation.

 

 

I've always wondered how much difficult is for a trans person to use gendered speech patterns of a certain language, like japanese.

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4 hours ago, NecroticBlossoms said:

In japanese language's case, I do my best to learn basic stuff and to sound a bit more femenine (due to being more familiar with masculine speech patterns my japanese friends tend to use).

Are you allowed to use gendered personal pronouns (instead of basic 私) if you're not Japanese? Though I guess the difference is bigger and more jarring from a foreigner if speaker is a guy...

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1 hour ago, printz said:

Are you allowed to use gendered personal pronouns (instead of basic 私) if you're not Japanese? Though I guess the difference is bigger and more jarring from a foreigner if speaker is a guy...

I was always taught to in school...  The very first pronouns we were taught were 私 (watashi) for females or males in a formal settings, and 僕 (boku) or 俺 (ore) for males in more informal settings.  When I lived there, it was also perfectly acceptable for me to use gendered pronouns in the same way as native Japanese.

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On 8/27/2017 at 7:56 PM, Steve D said:

...or maybe I'll go all the way across Lake Michigan to Grand Haven, because lake surfing seems so impossibly cool to me, and the people who do it seem really welcoming. 

Oh dang we'd practically be neighbors, I live 15 minutes north of Grand Haven in Muskegon.

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1 hour ago, Jaws In Space said:

Oh dang we'd practically be neighbors, I live 15 minutes north of Grand Haven in Muskegon.

That would be awesome! I'm totally jellin' on you for living in Muskegon. If you've spent any time on the beach, you must have seen surfers, because Muskegon is a popular spot. And for those who might doubt, here's a video of surfers on Lake Superior;

 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 9:41 AM, TFK said:

I know it's a bit of a more 'personal' question to ask. If anyone feels not to reply to this, I'm really sorry.

 

 

I LOVE to travel to different places around the world. By far, I have been to only a select few places such as Paris, Los Angeles and Dubai, and I need to explore more! I wish to go around the world. So I had an idea to visit those places where you guys are from. In Doomworld, since each of us are totally equal, we might have a wish to meet the users in real life by travelling to the places they live. I know, you are from various locations around the world and I do have the feeling to go to that place to meet you. 

 

So I want to hear from you. Where are you from? If I could, I might be able to meet you in my upcoming vacation next month.

I'm from Los Angeles, California.

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13 hours ago, Steve D said:

That would be awesome! I'm totally jellin' on you for living in Muskegon. If you've spent any time on the beach, you must have seen surfers, because Muskegon is a popular spot.

Oh yeah, pretty much every day in the summer there are kite surfers out on the lake. Then around October & November you might see the occasional hard core surfer out there catching the waves during the fall storm season.

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2 hours ago, Jaws In Space said:

Oh yeah, pretty much every day in the summer there are kite surfers out on the lake. Then around October & November you might see the occasional hard core surfer out there catching the waves during the fall storm season.

Yes, that's the unfortunate part of Midwest surfing. The best waves happen in the crappiest weather. ;D

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The Netherlands, Hardenberg, lies in the province Overijssel. I life 5 minutes away from the German border. Any Doomer is welcome here, not much to see in my city though. Amsterdam is only a two hour train ride away from my location :p

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