[nabs-l] my introduction

Ryan Silveira ryan.l.silveira at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 01:26:51 UTC 2014

I studied Spanish in school and I learned some German, French and Italian from all the opera arias and art songs I’ve studied.  I taught myself Greek, but I have a friend who is Greek so he helped a lot.  As for the others, I’ve just picked up bits and pieces from friends and from teaching myself.

On Jan 23, 2014, at 7:21 PM, Lillie Pennington <lilliepennington at fuse.net> wrote:

> Wow. How do you know so many languages?
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 23, 2014, at 8:49 AM, Ryan Silveira <ryan.l.silveira at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Welcome to the list, Sami.  I am pretty familiar with Nyack--I'm
>> originally from Newburgh, New York which is pretty close to Nyack.  I
>> moved to Connecticut in 2002 when I was 12, but I've been through
>> Nyack a number of times and my father still lives in that area.  I'm
>> glad you like attending NYSe for school; I've heard some pretty good
>> things about it.  I'm also glad to hear that you're a language
>> enthusiast.  I, myself, have a goal of being fluent in at least five
>> languages (including English).  Of course, if I can gain fluency in
>> more, that would be even better.  I speak fluent Spanish (I studied it
>> in school up to the advanced placement level), I speak some French,
>> some Italian, some German, good conversational Greek and I also know
>> bits and pieces of Bosnian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic (both of which I
>> want to study more), Zulu, Xhosa and Welsh.  I also know Latin fairly
>> well, but no one actually speaks Latin conversationally.  Well, I
>> would because I'm a geek, but that's beside the point.  Anyway,
>> welcome to the list.  I am sure you will enjoy all our discussions.
>> Ryan
>>> On 1/23/14, Helga Schreiber <helga.schreiber26 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Sami, this is Helga Schreiber. Welcome! to the NABS list!!  That's cool!
>>> that you speak three languages! Specially the Spanish language. Just to let
>>> you know, I Speak Spanish fluently. I'm actually from Peru, and I came to
>>> the United States 9 years ago, almost 10, at the age of 12 years old. And
>>> when I came here to the U.S. I didn't know any English at all! So I actually
>>> learned English here. So my first Language is Spanish, and my second
>>> language is English! Also, just to let you know, when I came to the U.S. I
>>> was low vision, but 6 years ago! I lost my sight, due to the fact that I
>>> lost my sight because my Retina got detach, and even though I had many
>>> surgeries in the past, the doctors could not restore my sight. But I
>>> actually know that even though I'm going through many bad circumstances, I
>>> will nevr give up, and I know that these circumstances will not stope me to
>>> fulfill my dreams! Actually, I'm actually a college student! Hope to talk to
>>> you soon! Thanks so much for listening to me, and God bless!! :)
>>> P.S. By the way, I'm very interesting in learning the French Language, since
>>> some day I would like to go to France, and visit the place, where Louis
>>> Braille, the inventor of the Braille code lived! I just wanted to ask you,
>>> who taught you French? And do you know who can teach me, or where can I
>>> learn it? Just curious!! I will really appreciate it a lot, if you could
>>> give me some suggestions regarding this. Thanks again! for all your time! ;)
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