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    Dutch has many words that are inbetween german and english.

    Pronounciation wise I think all three are pretty unique though.
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    The only german phrase I know seems so much like English that I fancy you could easily make up fake german words for fun!

    Ich habe ein zimmer reserviert
    I have a room reserved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun in the Sun View Post
    The only german phrase I know seems so much like English that I fancy you could easily make up fake german words for fun!

    Ich habe ein zimmer reserviert
    I have a room reserved.
    In dutch that's: Ik heb een kamer gereserveerd. Funny how room is completely different in all three languages when used to talk about the room of a hotel. Although german word for a room is also "die Kammer" except you wouldn't use it for a room in a hotel and technically in dutch the proper word is hotelkamer instead of kamer although both are accepted...
    And the definition of room as in space is "ruimte" in dutch and "raum" in german.

    Anyway, that was random and completely pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    How English sounds to this Russian lad:



    And according to this fake Russian gentleman, English (presumably American) sounds nothing like any other language, and Dutch sounds like a German-French hybride:



    I think the dude in the latter video is indeed some sort of Eastern European, just not Russian. Notice how none of his fake languages include Slavic.
    English must sound horrible to people, if that's accurate. His English sounds really entitled and spoiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LION4!5 View Post
    English must sound horrible to people, if that's accurate. His English sounds really entitled and spoiled.
    If you're talking about the Russian kid imitating American English, then it would make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    There is at least truthiness to it. Knowing a bit of French and Latin, and a lot more of English and German, I can make sense of quite a few European languages. It is far from speed reading, though.
    Yeah, but normally such inferences stop working when you move to slavic languages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf
    In dutch that's: Ik heb een kamer gereserveerd.
    Interesting, the dutch version of the verb seems regular (with the ge- prefix) whereas the german version is "irregular".
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    Here's a video of a girl speaking in numerous languages, except she's speaking gibberlish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Interesting, the dutch version of the verb seems regular (with the ge- prefix) whereas the german version is "irregular".
    yeah that is kinda odd. Now that you mention it, I'm sure ive said 'gereserviert' instead of 'reserviert' in german many times (I've spend a lot of time in german hotels over the years). I wonder why it's just reserviert. The ge- prefix is also used in german for other words after all.

    Looking at http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ge- , it seems the dutch use the prefix much more apparantly.
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