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post #1 of 18 Old 05-12-2009, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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...It sure does feel like it! Sunday was the first time I've ridden in almost a year, and let me tell ya' I wasn't nearly as nerbous the first time I rode on the street. It was way scarier than the first time

There are a bunch of reasons why I haven't ridden: First, the dreaded registration expired and we got hit with a bunch of unexpected expenses all at once. A month later and we were packing up to move from Ft. Hood, Tx to Ft Bragg, NC.

Along the way I had to get through Basic Airborne School, which may have been the dumbest thing I've ever volunteered for in my life. After Airborne, I get to Bragg and my new house (my first home after years of lving on post) and my house proceeds to try and nickel and dime me TO DEATH.

Finally, winter came. Not something I'm very familiar with, coming from Ft Bliss and Ft Hood. Short cold days and long cold nights. Eww. Plus, I was in language school, and after 7 hours of that, I just wanted to stick my head in an oven. Or play my guitar.

Finally, springtime. For the first time in almost a year, my 919 is registered AND insured, and fully legal to operate on public roads.

I rode to work today, and am beginning to remember why I got into this in the first place.

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Hello and glad to hear you're back on two wheels again.

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WB, I still have nut warmers from when I lived further up north. They come in handy some times still.

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glad your back.... what language class were you taking??



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glad your back.... what language class were you taking??
Persian Farsi. 6 months of it. The next time I decide to learn a new language, I really will jsut stick my head in an oven until the feeling subsides.

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Persian Farsi. 6 months of it. The next time I decide to learn a new language, I really will jsut stick my head in an oven until the feeling subsides.
i have developed a "thing" about languages... in the last 3 years i have been learning spanish.... althou for the first 2 years i really didnt put much effort into it.. i read and write spanish fluently and my speaking/understanding is very high conversational but not yet fluent...

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i have developed a "thing" about languages... in the last 3 years i have been learning spanish.... althou for the first 2 years i really didnt put much effort into it.. i read and write spanish fluently and my speaking/understanding is very high conversational but not yet fluent...

the next language you learn will come much easier to you.
I've heard that the hardest langauge to learn is the second one, and that makes sense to me. I'm gonna do some Farsi maintenance for now, but AS for my next language...well, we'll see where Uncle Sam sends me. If I end up in SOUTHCOM (South and Central America), I'll be putting all the Indo-Persian and Semitic Langauages on the back burner and working on Spanish and/or Portuguese. We'll see. Soon enough I expect.

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I've heard that the hardest langauge to learn is the second one, and that makes sense to me. I'm gonna do some Farsi maintenance for now, but AS for my next language...well, we'll see where Uncle Sam sends me. If I end up in SOUTHCOM (South and Central America), I'll be putting all the Indo-Persian and Semitic Langauages on the back burner and working on Spanish and/or Portuguese. We'll see. Soon enough I expect.
i would nudge you into spanish over portuguese.. you will find with spanish you can "make yourself understood" to a portuguese or italian speaker.. spanish is like a "gateway" language into the romance languages..

i had a guy used to work for me that was romanian and he was a extrememly intelligent fella.. so one day our conversation turned to languages ... he spoke 8 languages.. back in romania he was a professor of language in the army..

his quote "back home i was upper class.. i was nobel".. "here... i put in the stone countertops"...lol...

he said you are born with your first language.. the 2nd is difficult to learn... but it changes the way you think... then the 3rd language come quicker... 4,5,6 and more.... "no problem"...lol..



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i would nudge you into spanish over portuguese.. you will find with spanish you can "make yourself understood" to a portuguese or italian speaker.. spanish is like a "gateway" language into the romance languages..

i had a guy used to work for me that was romanian and he was a extrememly intelligent fella.. so one day our conversation turned to languages ... he spoke 8 languages.. back in romania he was a professor of language in the army..

his quote "back home i was upper class.. i was nobel".. "here... i put in the stone countertops"...lol...

he said you are born with your first language.. the 2nd is difficult to learn... but it changes the way you think... then the 3rd language come quicker... 4,5,6 and more.... "no problem"...lol..
Spanish would be cool because I was stationed for 5 years in El Paso, TX, and I undestand a lil' bit of it already. However, it's looking like the Boss is gonna be sending us to Afghanistan, and they speak Dari, Pashto, Urdu and a bunch of other languages.

I've got a nephew that knows four languages (in addition to English) but up until recently he was a voice intercept guy, so he got a lot more exposure than I did. Also, his language school was 18 months versus my 6

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