Tuesday, November 27, 2012
If you could instantly know any language in the world, which one would it be?
I’d really like to know any of the languages I pretend to speak. And if I could have an implant that would upload knowledge by bluetooth or something, then languages would be my first purchase. On a practical level I’d go for ramping up the french or german, or maybe spanish, because SPAIN!!!!
It might be an idea to learn polish because Ten is half polish, but my feeling is that if we ever go there he can communicate most of the stuff and I can indulge in my usual mime and pointing routine. Theoretically any languages that uses these characters is just a question of bothering to learn. What confounds me is greek and arabic and chinese. If I was paying top dollar for a language implant I’d probably go for something cuneform. I’d very much like to go to Istambul, so turkish would be quite high on the want list.
Realistically, though, I am more likely to spend time somewhere nearer home. And spanish has become a top three language, so probably that. It might not be too shabby to be able to go back to Andalucia and be able to do something other than be a 9ft blonde gonk doing mimes.
Here is a funny video. I’ts by an italian comic Adriano Celentano for the Italian TV programme Mileluci.
Prisecolinensinenciousol, a parody by is sung entirely in gibberish designed to sound like American English.