How marketable is being multilingual?

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Noval » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:10 pm

James Bond wrote:
Noval wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ-ZCW-s_TM


ease up on the penis envy, big guy. motion of the ocean's important too, after all



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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:12 pm

Noval wrote:
James Bond wrote:
Noval wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ-ZCW-s_TM


ease up on the penis envy, big guy. motion of the ocean's important too, after all



Cuz'im http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfYyBp4Ln2s


Your mastery of youtube is at once impressive, creepy, and fully explains your social awkwardness

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Noval » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:15 pm

James Bond wrote:
Noval wrote:
James Bond wrote:
Noval wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ-ZCW-s_TM


ease up on the penis envy, big guy. motion of the ocean's important too, after all



Cuz'im http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfYyBp4Ln2s


Your mastery of youtube is at once impressive, creepy, and fully explains your social awkwardness


That thread turned into http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qPufp0KJE8 because one retard couldn't stand watching someone saying he's from McGill, awesome.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:37 am

Ragged wrote:Can we return on subject I'm interested in this too.

I sorta think that having an accent will be detrimental when it comes to finding a job, so in this way if english is not native being multilingual will be detrimental, unless your job explicitly deals with using those languages.

Most firms probably just deal with american clients and companies and even if there is some forein party all the vital aspects of communication are probably taken care of by translators or simply who speak english. That's actually a question. Is that about right? I find it hard to find great ways of getting languages to be really useful and add value.



bumping for opinions about this due to the thread being derailed.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:26 am

Ragged wrote:
Ragged wrote:Can we return on subject I'm interested in this too.

I sorta think that having an accent will be detrimental when it comes to finding a job, so in this way if english is not native being multilingual will be detrimental, unless your job explicitly deals with using those languages.

Most firms probably just deal with american clients and companies and even if there is some forein party all the vital aspects of communication are probably taken care of by translators or simply who speak english. That's actually a question. Is that about right? I find it hard to find great ways of getting languages to be really useful and add value.



bumping for opinions about this due to the thread being derailed.


I have a slight Asian accent. I wonder if this will hurt me.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby James Bond » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:58 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
Ragged wrote:
Ragged wrote:Can we return on subject I'm interested in this too.

I sorta think that having an accent will be detrimental when it comes to finding a job, so in this way if english is not native being multilingual will be detrimental, unless your job explicitly deals with using those languages.

Most firms probably just deal with american clients and companies and even if there is some forein party all the vital aspects of communication are probably taken care of by translators or simply who speak english. That's actually a question. Is that about right? I find it hard to find great ways of getting languages to be really useful and add value.



bumping for opinions about this due to the thread being derailed.


I have a slight Asian accent. I wonder if this will hurt me.


it depends. do you have a slight school girl outfit?

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:35 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
I have a slight Asian accent. I wonder if this will hurt me.


Me too. No as long as you don't sound/look like you own a Chinese store or laundromat.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Total Litigator » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:26 am

Noval wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:*Sigh* get off your high horse. McGill is good but its not great. You're obviously just pissed that the University of Toronto rejected you.


Did i ever said McGill was the greatest ? No, go take some reading classes.

I actually got an offer from UofT and Osgoode Hall as well, but i choosed McGill since i live in Montreal.

Your flawed logic with not lead you anywhere in Litigation, now get the hell out of TLS and stop acting all tough on the Internet when you can't be fucked to give one valuable argument.


You win, I'm peacing out. It's no fun giving someone shit after you start to feel sorry for them. Awesome use of the Youtube videos tho bud, you're an absolute genius.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Total Litigator » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:27 am

Btw, you're totes unemployed right now, and you got fired for reasons you don't comprehend. Yup, I got ESP.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Noval » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:48 pm

Total Litigator wrote:
Noval wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:*Sigh* get off your high horse. McGill is good but its not great. You're obviously just pissed that the University of Toronto rejected you.


Did i ever said McGill was the greatest ? No, go take some reading classes.

I actually got an offer from UofT and Osgoode Hall as well, but i choosed McGill since i live in Montreal.

Your flawed logic with not lead you anywhere in Litigation, now get the hell out of TLS and stop acting all tough on the Internet when you can't be fucked to give one valuable argument.


You win, I'm peacing out. It's no fun giving someone shit after you start to feel sorry for them. Awesome use of the Youtube videos tho bud, you're an absolute genius.


If you were that intelligent you wouldn't have bumped the thread hoping to get some more love.

So again, you're a Shit Litigator and you should think about going to McD's, but hey i understand, when you're pissed, you have to find a victim, feel free to act like a mad troll some more if you want.

Peace out, J.D. Failure.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby ajmanyjah » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:16 am

motiontodismiss wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:If I was going to pick up another language, which one would give me the biggest boost in the long run? I was thinking Japanese (probably won't be hard to pick up, I hear it's very linguistically similar to Korean) or Chinese (grammatically similar to English), but people here might think differently.

I'm already fluent in Korean and English (duh), and am moderately proficient in French.


I am having trouble with that one. I have to formulate my thoughts in Chinese or English independently. If I think in one and try to express in the other, it never works out right.


I'm just going off what I've heard from language experts (who've also said Koreans and Japanese people are the worst in the world at English). Then again, they could be wrong. Btw Chinese pronounciations sound impossible, and I took French.

I think it's a common problem with non-natural multilinguals (i.e. you're not multilingual because your parents each speak 3 different languages and you grew up learning 6). If I think in English and express in Korean, or even in French, it doesn't come out right.


I am fluent in French, and Chinese was ten times harder. Forget "grammatically similar" (it isn't really---word order is, but measure words and a lack of articles will confuse you)---TONES will fuck you up

Chinese was the hardest language I've ever learned, including Romance, Germanic, and Sanskrit languages---and I was in an immersion setting

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby ajmanyjah » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:17 am

Noval wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:*Sigh* get off your high horse. McGill is good but its not great. You're obviously just pissed that the University of Toronto rejected you.


Did i ever said McGill was the greatest ? No, go take some reading classes.

I actually got an offer from UofT and Osgoode Hall as well, but i choosed McGill since i live in Montreal.

Your flawed logic with not lead you anywhere in Litigation, now get the hell out of TLS and stop acting all tough on the Internet when you can't be fucked to give one valuable argument.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby invisiblesun » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:14 am

ajmanyjah wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:If I was going to pick up another language, which one would give me the biggest boost in the long run? I was thinking Japanese (probably won't be hard to pick up, I hear it's very linguistically similar to Korean) or Chinese (grammatically similar to English), but people here might think differently.

I'm already fluent in Korean and English (duh), and am moderately proficient in French.


I am having trouble with that one. I have to formulate my thoughts in Chinese or English independently. If I think in one and try to express in the other, it never works out right.


I'm just going off what I've heard from language experts (who've also said Koreans and Japanese people are the worst in the world at English). Then again, they could be wrong. Btw Chinese pronounciations sound impossible, and I took French.

I think it's a common problem with non-natural multilinguals (i.e. you're not multilingual because your parents each speak 3 different languages and you grew up learning 6). If I think in English and express in Korean, or even in French, it doesn't come out right.


I am fluent in French, and Chinese was ten times harder. Forget "grammatically similar" (it isn't really---word order is, but measure words and a lack of articles will confuse you)---TONES will fuck you up

Chinese was the hardest language I've ever learned, including Romance, Germanic, and Sanskrit languages---and I was in an immersion setting


+1. Chinese is gonad-crushingly difficult. It includes a wonderful system of word representations that are complex, intricate, and have ALMOST NOTHING to do with the word's phonetics. It is also worth noting the tones that make it difficult to say a whole sentence correctly, and hundreds of "measure words" that serve a dubious purpose.

Oh, and Noval, although your polyglotism is impressive, no one really gives a shit about McGill in the USA. It's highly unlikely that anyone was intimidated by your school's name at all.

P.S. Not that rankings are everything, but I would posit that many of the students on this forum have/will have a degree from a university ranked higher than McGill on either of these lists:

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http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/w ... p-200.html

In other words, get over yourself. HTH

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Total Litigator » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:34 pm

ajmanyjah wrote:
Noval wrote:

I actually got an offer from UofT and Osgoode Hall as well, but i choosed McGill


Ah yes, he forgot to mention that he's also fluent in Hillbilly.

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Re: How marketable is being multilingual?

Postby Noval » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:02 pm

Total Litigator wrote:
ajmanyjah wrote:
Noval wrote:

I actually got an offer from UofT and Osgoode Hall as well, but i choosed McGill


Ah yes, he forgot to mention that he's also fluent in Hillbilly.



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