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  • cultureyard
    cultureyard wrote:
    <p>Culture Yard is a foreign run language school and cultural centre - our team is made up of young individuals who all come from different countries and have put together a language program which offers a vareity of languages with native speakers!</p> <ul> <li>Portuguese</li> <li>Russian</li> <li>Hebrew</li> <li>German</li> <li>Dutch</li> <li>French</li> <li>Spanish </li> </ul> <p>Of course we also offer intensive Chinese programs for all levels as well as Business and Advanced Business English courses!</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultureyard.net">Check out our website for more information!</a> </p> <p>hope to see you at the yard! </p>
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    。。。

    Hahahahaha ... for a minute, I thought this is a thread about Star Trek movies ...

  • №❶ Passioη

    Culture Yard is good for their interesting improvisation programs

    However, since I do not comprehend the word 'Rare' in the context above, my mind flew to: Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian... let alone non-European oriented languages like Swahili, Hausa, Zulu.

    But "French? Spanish? German?" Hehe... No x 3

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    Um....OP is an idiot. German, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish all fall within the top ten LEAST rare languages. See below:

    Portuguese - 253 million native speakers = not "rare"

    Russian - 144 million people speak daily, 114 million people's second language = not "rare"

    Hebrew - 8 million people speak daily, 3 million people's second language = "rare", but not really.

    German - 120 million people speak daily, 80 million people's second language = not "rare"

    Dutch - 28 million people speak this. 27.5 million of them also speak English = not relevant

    French - 115 million people speak daily, 160 million people's second language = not "rare"

    Spanish - 400 million people speak daily, 100 million people's second language = not "rare"

    You good folk might want to consider:

    Chamicuro - Spoken by 8 people worldwide = quite rare

    Dumi - Spoken by 8 people worldwide = quite rare

    Ongota - Spoken by 6 people worldwide = rare

    Liki - Spoken by 5 people worldwide = rare

    Tanema - Spoken by 4 people worldwide = rare

    Njerep - Spoken by 3 people worldwide = very rare

    Chemehuevi - Spoken by 3 people worldwide = very rare

    Lemerig - Spoken by 3 people worldwide = very rare

    Plus a couple of others - only spoken by individuals (are these still languages then...?)

  • №❶ Passioη

    @ Alex - "Idiot" is a strong word. OP did put his Rare in single quotes, implying the word could connote something other than the literal meaning as generally understood in the context... For example: It's not common to find language schools in Beijing offering 1,3,5 on his list...

    So my guess is - he's not worth your 'intellectual attacks' :) BTW, very informative post by you

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    @Passion - sorry sorry..... OP is a fu(king idiot.

    OP did put his Rare in single quotes, implying the word could connote something other than the literal meaning as generally understood in the context

    If the intended meaning in the usage was 'ironic' and the 'meaning' of 'rare' in this case was 'least rare' then I agree, but I fear (know) it wasn't. Thanks for the thanks BTW.

    Please note, the above's "27.5 million of them also speak English = not relevant" was tongue in cheek. The rest is compiled from wikibrainreplacement.

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    Yeah Tara... there's another one called "pig latin" (it dosnt count).

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    I really want to start with Latin, is there anywhere somoebody willing to teach/learn? It can't get nerdier ~

    Sindarin

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