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This is a discussion on Languages within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by maxorator There are no genders in Estonian. Same with Indonesian. So in Indonesian there aren't any "he" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    There are no genders in Estonian.
    Same with Indonesian. So in Indonesian there aren't any "he" or "she", rather "the person". IMHO the most difficult language would be Japanese. The kanji is too much to handle (I can only memorize 50 of the hundred of thousands), expressing emotion with enders like "ne" or "yo", etc. But I guess that's the beauty of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g4j31a5
    Same with Indonesian. So in Indonesian there aren't any "he" or "she", rather "the person". IMHO the most difficult language would be Japanese. The kanji is too much to handle (I can only memorize 50 of the hundred of thousands), expressing emotion with enders like "ne" or "yo", etc. But I guess that's the beauty of it.
    Yoruba is somehow the same. There are no genders and no difference between singular or plural ( he = o and she = o, I = mo,they = o ), verbs are not conjugated, etc...

    So the only way to know who they are talking about when listening to a conversation is to get the name of the person, or indirectly, because they might say something like "she was wearing a skirt" which in most cases would be a girl.


    Its a funny language really, for instance "I'm going to the market" is: Mo fe lo si aja.
    Which literraly translated means "I want go to market".

    Also the same word can have mulitple meanings depending where you put the emphasis on ( like a house is ile and a bathroom is ile as well ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    I took five years of German in high school and college. I barely remember any of it
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    Now now, be nice. After all, someone will eventually say something in a language you don't understand...gordo!
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    日本語わかりますか?あの人が馬鹿です。どぞう。。。

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    Yah, squares!
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    Want me to clarify that for you?
    nihongo wakarimasu ka? ano hito ga baka desu. dozou...

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    Oh, that makes it so-o-o much more clear.
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    try google translate....it will probably give you something like "I like foolish people" lmao.

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    No, it won't even translate
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    lol, it probably needs to be in Hiragana...which is what those boxes are. You need to install the language pack first I guess...

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    Yeah, that's it...so what does it mean?
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