[Cz-L] again about language

From: Lucca <lucca99_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 08:49:59 -0500
To: Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu
Reply-to: Lucca <lucca99_at_netvision.net.il>

I found so many messages on my computer this morning regarding
Czernowitz and language.

I think that this is really a matter of personal talent. Mimi is
fluent in German without one single lesson, others will never be able
to master this difficult language inspite of childhood and youth in
the Bucovina.
I myself after 4 years Meisler Schule and hardly any education worth
mentioning after that, know German quite well, have still a quite
good Rumanian and can read and write French without speaking it well.
On the other hand, if you ask me how much is 7 times 9, I will need a
minute or two to figure it out.
I've learned basic Spanish in 6 weeks, but can never make out a bank
statement having no idea what all those figures mean (it's actually a
waste of paper sending me that stuff).

So: there are linguists and there are others. My next door neighbor
having spent one year in a Russian school in Czernowitz is absolutely
fluent in that language and I am a bit envious because Russian is an
important language in Israel now.

As in many other things one cannot generalize.
Let's hear some further comments!
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