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  1. How about in your country, is English also part of your education?

    For the most part, yes. It is mandatory in all elementary schools, and as you get older it becomes more specialized and more of an option then a mandate. Even though I'm not in school anymore, I am constantly educating myself in the English language. I find it helps a great deal in learning other languages.

  2. This is a very interesting topic. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever had a dream in which I was speaking, that I was speaking in another language other than my native English. From what I can remember of my dreams, there isn't rally any speaking in them as much as there are thoughts that don't really come across as such. Non-verbal communication if you will. Kind of like the fact that when you are walking in your dreams, your feet never touch the ground. It's hard to explain.

  3. Why would you voluntarily want to go dumb? Just why?

    For the same reason why some people think about what it would be like to be deaf or blind. It forces you out of the box of conventionality and into the prospect of using your other senses to compensate for your loss. It challenges people to realize all of potential they have that they're currently not using.

    That's my take on it at least.

  4. Accents are inserting. From Atlanta to Boston to Seattle, the English language sounds a little different. I imagine the same could be said for the various regions of Russia as well. Where it really gets interesting though, is when a Russian starts speaking English, or someone with a strong southern American accent starts speaking Russian. 

  5. This is just another example as to why the English language is the hardest to learn. The rule of thumb is if a word has a vowel sound, it's preceded with "A". People who don't have English as their native tongue are going to have a hard time with this as their verbal pronunciations are not going to be that good at first.

  6. They call me The Wanderer because I'm always searching for something better. In the case of linguistics, that something better would be a different language. I've gotten the English language mastered ( or so I like to tell myself  :wink: ), so I want try and learn Spanish. I've always seen that language as a romantic one and an easy one to learn.

    Wish me luck.

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