You don't have to be good at it. Just say what you know.
American Sign Language
David Rodriguez (learned a little bit while abroad in Barcelona)
Jason Law '06 can get by, but not as well as with Mandarin (though Cantonese was his first language...).
Jing Cao 08's first language
Jason Law '06 can get by.
Jing Cao 08's second language.
Kim Fassler '06
Rachel Ko '09
- British Accent
- Scottish Accent
- Indian Accent
- Chinese Accent
- East European Accent
- Southern Accent
Joe McDonough '06 visited the International Esperanto Museum in Vienna, but by that time he had forgotten most of the Esperanto he had learned in a fit of boredom during Winter Study two years previously.
David Rodriguez (He used to be much better, but he now inserts random CatalÃ¡n words in French conversation.)
Diana Davis '07 is still pretty good at French.
Samantha Peterson is majoring in it, so she probably knows a few phrases.
Katie Montgomery '07 can, in theory, communicate in French.
Hazen (As in I can write in it and tell you how to pronounce the letters of their alphabet. I didn't write this.)
Math nerds know the Greek alphabet.
So do Classics majors.
Robert Streicker '07
Zachary Ulman '06
Davida Kutscher '03
Elissa Brown '09
is not a language; it is an omnipotent alphabet. See also Phonetics.
David Rodriguez learned the IPA alphabet incredibly well as Jono Dowse's (who's Nate Sanders?) student in LING 111
Lucy Cox-Chapman '06 spent a semester in Italy
Amanda Van Rhyn now knows how to say "my husband got drunk and hit me."
Diana Davis '07 frequently mutters small phrases in Japanese. People think she is mumbling, becuase they don't understand Japanese. In addition to randomly speaking in Japanese, she also randomly speaks English with an excellent Japanese accent.
Leah Weintraub '06 spent a semester in Japan. Ergo, she probably speaks Japanese.
Charlotte White rocks at Japanese, and is easily distracted by pretty things from Japan. She also says "WTF Japan" rather often. As should we all.
Seth Brown taught a course on Pig Latin during Winter Study 1997.
Alden Robinson '06 whopat dopo yopou thopink opof thopat?
Jonathan Landsman '05 can say "What's up, sweetheart?"
Emily Button '07 can say "I've seen more women than you've seen sparrows!"
Ilya Khodosh does an excellent drunk old Russian man impression.
Suzanne C. Walsh '05 can say, "Her breasts are as big as pineapples" and can translate for fiends who lose the ability to speak English and can only speak in Russian while drunk. She is also known to mutter things in Georgian. And we're not talking about, "y'all."
David Rodriguez (speaks Dominican Spanish--impossible to comprehend for most other spanish speakers because it sounds more like really fast Italian than anything else)
Jonathan Landsman '05 (budding bachatero)
Sofia Torres (but apparently she speaks Mexican, a variation of Spanish)
Paulette Rodriguez can speak Spanish without consonants (also known as Puerto Rican--similar to Dominican)
Sarah Steege can speak with or without the sexy Spanish lisp.
Dave Senft can count to four in turkish, and also knows six through eight, and ten.