Saturday, October 27, 2012

Images And Words Week 182 - Language

Greetings from Sweden!

Since many Swedish children comes in contact with English an early age. I was fortunate to begin studying it in 4th Grade, when I was nine years old. When I was thirteen I read JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for the first time. Even though it was quite a challenge, I enjoyed it very much. As the years passed and I continued to read, listen and speak English my ability got steadily better and now I can, with some pride, say that I am fluent. So the week's theme is Language. Hope you'll enjoy this challenge. Im looking forward to see your entries. Enjoy!

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The Rules:

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.



Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words.

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here.

New topics will be posted on Sundays.

Posts can be made through Saturday.

One post per person only please

24 comments:

  1. Thanks Anders for this interesting theme.
    I like your explanation about how you learned to read and write in English Indeed you are most fluent in English and I admire your determination to excel in both the spoken and written form of the English language.
    I love your quote on the gorgeous photo of the beautiful collection from your Swedish custom.
    I shall return.

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    1. My link is now visible at the bottom of the comments on this page. One in a million. Just click on it to go to my post please.

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  2. gonna have to think a bit on this one - think it will be a challenge but lots of fun - great theme Mr Anders!!!

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  3. Haven't a clue as where to start thinking about this entry. I did get my Images and Words site on Blogger set up. Welcome to stop by and become a follower: Maybe I can get this link thing to work, don't understand why a site as complicated as blog spot is, doesn't do links with a simple copy and paste. This way is so much trouble.

    Lynda's I&W

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    1. The link works perfectly, Lynda. You've done very well with your site.

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  5. anders I will try but am not at home still on vacation okay

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  6. Speaking English and cockney as my mother tongue, and living in Switzerland which has 4 basic official languages (French, German, Italian and Rhaeto-Romance) Languages are an important part of my life. I also speak Russian - just one of my hobbies. Our national language in the German speaking part of Switzerland is Swiss German which is a German dialect and the language I speak at home. Not an easy dialect for many to understand and even the Germans have their problems. My photo is very similar and I really did start learning Arabic and Turkish. I just cannot leave it alone.
    Hier ist mein Beitrag für diese Woche

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  7. Hi Anders. Will have to have a think on this one. Am a bit stumped at the moment. Was interesting to read about how you came to speak English fluently. When I lived in Sweden for a while, I was impressed at how so many Swedish people were quite fluent in English. One of the funny things is that one friend I had over there, Crystal was her name, had learned a lot of English from watching American TV shows. So much so, in fact, that she had developed a sort of American accent when speaking English!! I used to tease her about it a lot. I loved living in Sweden, but found learning the Swedish language hard going, which is unusual, as I am usually pretty good at learning new languages. I had an additional problem in that I asked my Swedish girlfriend, her daughters and all our friends to speak Swedish around me to encourage me to practice and take part in discussion. However, they were all so polite, they always insisted in speaking English, so that I could be included. It was so nice of them, but it did not help my practice at all !!!!

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    1. very interesting mitch :P and ty for stopping by

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  8. Good theme Anders, and I do have an Idea that might work.

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  9. That was an interesting read and a great word for this weeks theme ....

    Language

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  10. Good theme, Anders! I'll think a bit about it and will be back with my link...

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  11. I have one finally -no idea how to do that link thing - I tries twice - no success!!
    http://keithtrevett.wordpress.com/images-and-words/language/

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  12. Good subject. Nice photo and quote!

    Here is mine: Images and Words - Language

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  13. Really great theme Anders loved your quote and photo.
    http://susanlcameron.blogspot.com/2012/10/images-words-182-language.html

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  14. better late than never :))
    http://oneluckybean2.blogspot.com/2012/10/images-and-words-language.html

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  16. At last mine http://amalievonbergen.blogspot.no/

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  17. Thanks all for your terrific entries, I really enjoyed the varied representation of language that exists in the world.

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