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Subject: RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table
Thread ID: 372975 Message ID: 373268 # Views: 35 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Databases, Tables and SQL Server
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:31:48 PM         
   


As you said, is a matter of necessity. For better or worst, English has been the "universal" language since I remember, specially in the IT/IS community. Maybe if spanish was the dominant language around the world, we would be in the same situation you have. For example, I have some relatives that lived in Miami for more than 10 years and NEVER learn to speak english. Why? because they live in a community where a majority of residents speaks Spanish, so they DIDN'T HAVE the necessity to actually speak in English.

Its like the joke about two Venezuelan that travels to France and goes to a restaurant: One of them was worrying about how they would ask for food because any of them speaks any french. The other says: don't worry!! French is very easy: just add an "e" at the end of any word and that's it. See: (in spanish): "Senore, por favore, un biste with pure de pape?" (Please a steak with smashed potatoes). Tweanty minutes later the clerk come back with EXACTLY what they had asked, and the guy sais: see? its ease!! And the clerk responde: Thanks god I'm venezuelan too, otherwise you would starved to dead!!

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Victor Espina


> > Is not that remarkable really. In Venezuela, and in most Latinamerican countries as well other countries, you start studying english at 3-5yo. Its normal in Venezuela that kindergardens teachs you the basic vocabulary in engilsh: animals names, numbers, days of week, salutations, etc.
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> > Then you learn english all the way to highscholl and if you made it to an university, guess what? you will have to course english lessons as well. Besides that, for people in IT careers its a must have, because manuals, best books and online papers are written in english.
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> > So I guess its only natural that many of us ended reading and writing fairly well in english, Now, SPEAKING it... that's a complete different thing... :)
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> That's the way to do it and it's in huge contrast to what we do in this country (or at least what we did do when I was at school):
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> Absolutely zero foreign language lessons through any primary education and then when finally in secondary school (11 years old) you are forced (usually against your wishes by then) to learn French or German. No offence to the French or German language speakers but by the time I was 11 I had no interest whatsoever in getting good at a foreign language I knew my skills were in Maths and Computing by then, I just wanted to pass the German exams. 11 is far too old to start learning a new language, repeated studies have shown that you should really start very young. That is why the British as so appalling at being multi-lingual.
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> I have a smattering of German from my school education and tiny amounts of Italian and Spanish from repeated holidays to the continent but unless I relocate to another country I probably will not get any good at any foreign language.
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> Necessity is the mother of invention so extending from that drop anyone (even a British person) into a foreign language speaking country for a few months and almost all will learn the language out of necessity. As you pointed out regarding documentation and other sources of learning there is a less urgent requirement for English speakers to learn foreign languages, well until China becomes the dominant country on this planet. Maybe that's an arrogant way of thinking about that.
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> I think the education system in this country has changed dramatically regarding foreign languages since I was at school and perhaps in a generation or two we will have caught up with the rest of the planet regarding foreign languages.



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how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by M. Tanveer Ul Hassan Shaheen @ 3/15/2013 8:14:40 AM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Dany Eid @ 3/15/2013 9:07:02 AM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Rahul Moudgill @ 3/15/2013 10:14:43 AM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by M. Tanveer Ul Hassan Shaheen @ 3/15/2013 4:49:17 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Dan Baker @ 3/17/2013 4:17:09 PM
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RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Paul Gibson @ 3/18/2013 11:41:01 AM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/18/2013 2:16:59 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Tamar Granor @ 3/18/2013 9:52:25 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/18/2013 11:04:52 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Tore Bleken @ 3/19/2013 8:25:40 AM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/19/2013 2:19:19 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Tore Bleken @ 3/19/2013 3:17:22 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 3/19/2013 3:37:25 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Tore Bleken @ 3/19/2013 4:09:00 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 3/19/2013 4:17:19 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/19/2013 8:49:22 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Paul Gibson @ 3/20/2013 10:18:36 AM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/20/2013 4:31:48 PM
RE: how to get data from vcard in vfp table Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/19/2013 8:39:44 PM