Dingshou Yang

Postgrad student, The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

About Dingshou

Languages

Chinese, English

Areas of Expertise

Teacher

Comments & conversations

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Dingshou Yang
Posted over 2 years ago
How many languages is it possible to know?
Thanks for your input. You do give a deep insight of thinking about this issues. I am sorry I do not know Germano Language Group and Romano Language Group. But as far as I know, there are more Spanish letters than there are in English, rather than less. In fact, there are 29 letter in Spanish which are 3 letters more than In English. ch,ll,ñ, are the three letters that English does not contain. Even if the differences in the same alphabet, can we necessarily draw conclusion that alphabet has less importance in acquiring other languages which are constituted by letters? What examples you gave Germano and Romano , they are all formed by letters, aren't they. Can we agree that it is easier to learn languages among the same form than in different forms? Your personal example of Brits's the unwillingness to learn Spanish can only work for those specific people. Well, I am living in the UK, People around me from European countries are mostly multilingual. Some even can speak 3 or 4 European languages. Guess what, those languages are in the same form . If they do have such a gift of mastering language, why not Chinese? It is simply because Chinese is in different form from European languages It is my pleasure to share ideas with you! DIngshou Yang
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Dingshou Yang
Posted over 2 years ago
How many languages is it possible to know?
it is comparatively easier for a person whose initial language is in alphabet to learn another languages in this form. For example, It is quite easier for a British to learn Spanish , French and etc. However, it will not be necessarily that easy for him to learn a language which is not in alphabet form, e.g. Chinese. It is also reasonable to argue that it is not easy for Chinese people to learn English.
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Dingshou Yang
Posted about 3 years ago
Can something unsuccessful turn into good things?
thanks for your reply. i have not noticed a similar topic was discussed on the web until you told me. in light of my quick thought,one can turn something unsuccessful, such as poverty, into great personal success and contributions to the society as long as he could grow up from the obstacles and keep a courageous heart.