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An Interesting French Game
Posted by Michael on 18 February 2006, 05:48 GMT

[The Expert 4]The Expert 4 is a unique game for the 89. It is a "point and click adventure game" that is entirely in French. Since about the only useful French phrase I know is "Fermez la bouche", I leave you with this nice-looking screenshot.

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Re: An Interesting French Game
jesse frey  Account Info

the screen shot looks cool, it apears to be a well done game. It would be cool if this was in english

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 06:23 GMT

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kalan_vod  Account Info
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I tried this out and it is really cool, it's like a graphic adventure. Though I don't speak any French I did play it a few mins, but if there was a english version that would be great!

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 07:15 GMT

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hyperdude31 Account Info
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hah! I know french, so this game is all the better. i like it a lot! Why it isn't listed as featured, I don't know.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 14:35 GMT


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sancho  Account Info
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I also hope the english version to come soon since I dont understand a S·$"t of french although I speak spanish :P

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 03:55 GMT

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something1990 Account Info

What are you talking about? It's more cool because it's not in english. Maybe Americans should wake up and realize that there are other people in the world too, and take some foreign language classes.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 15:01 GMT

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Num Account Info
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*Stereotypical American Voice*

Bah! Everyone knows that English is the greatest and coolest language everywhere. C'mon, why are we learning "foreign languages" when they could be learning Engish?

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 15:04 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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English as cool?!?!? English is a shit-language. I hate English, and it's my native tongue. There are eight ways to pronounce the ending "ough". That's simply asinine.

And the sad part is, most Americans assume that the rest of the world will learn English to satisfy their (the Americans') laziness and stupidity.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 16:44 GMT

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saubue  Account Info
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My native tounge is German and I like English much more because it's so much easier...

However, if you like the language or not, you can't protest against this international standard. English IS a world language (at least in countries where people have the chance to visit a school) - and mainly because it's rather easy (and because the U.S. are a militaristic and economical superpower, of course...)

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 17:04 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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I think we need a language-oversight organization like the French and Spanish have.

Also, I stand my my assertion, that, in general, as a whole, Americans are stupid, self-centered and nationalistic (in a bad way).

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 17:20 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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I think it's sort of unfair to say that about *all* Americans, but it would be more accurate to say that there are many that are that way (especially the ones in the government...).

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 17:28 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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I was avoiding saying that last, but I agree.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 17:29 GMT

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Steven Ford  Account Info

i wouldnt say ALL americans, i know thus dude who speaks; English, German, French, Russian, and Japanese, he is a very commited, full blood american, but as for me, i only know english and i will probably never learn any other language

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 15:29 GMT


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Num Account Info
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Hear Hear! I'm a native American, and I really think we have a ego that is tremendous! Almost all of us don't care about economy or education.

More trees! Less Bush!

Reply to this comment    23 February 2006, 21:30 GMT


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anykey  Account Info
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*makes a joke that would probably be censored about bush and his vice president's first name*

Reply to this comment    27 February 2006, 03:00 GMT

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something1990 Account Info

Well the US was an economic superpower. That title goes to the EU and UK today. And if you were to learn regular english, then it would be hard. American english is easy though. If you could please reply, I have a question. Is German like Spanish and French, in that you conjugate verbs from roots and common endings except for irregulars? I suppose that's why English is a little hard to learn, even for native speakers, because almost no verbs share common endings like -er verbs in French and Spanish, and there are way too many irregulars in English.

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 15:18 GMT

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Steven Ford  Account Info

yea, im a native speaker to english, i always heard that german is a very phonetic language and therefore easy to learn, other than that, i dont know, european people know too many languages

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 15:31 GMT


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Ray Saito  Account Info

Man, I wish I had an 89 now =P

Anyhow, as far as I know, yes, German is like French and Spanish in conjugation-land.... French has its "e, es, e, ons, ez, ent" Spanish has "o, es, e, emos, en" and German has "e, st, t, t, en, en".... Not too sure about the German one though, you start to get rusty once you hit your 5th foreign language =P

Reply to this comment    20 February 2006, 04:01 GMT


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saubue  Account Info
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But Germany has a lot of exceptions and irregulations that are very confusing sometimes.

In English, I especially like the feature that things are "things", so non-female and non-male like in other european languages.

Reply to this comment    20 February 2006, 06:57 GMT

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jesse frey  Account Info

english has it's share of exceptions and irregularitys.
now for some theory I just made up:
for most people you'r native languadge sucks more because you have already been made aware of all of the things that suck about it. when you learn a new languadge you see all of the parts that are better then your own and don't immideataly figure out.

Reply to this comment    20 February 2006, 07:45 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Good theory. Makes a lot of sense.

Reply to this comment    20 February 2006, 13:37 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, that's probably true.

Reply to this comment    21 February 2006, 21:27 GMT


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Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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True, that does make English a bit easier. I took a few years of Spanish, and I'm still sure I messed up a few genders on some nouns (but perhaps that's because I'm a crazy English speaker and my brain just doesn't work that way.)

See, the one place where English screws up is our totally braindead pronounciation. It's just really, really stupid.

Reply to this comment    22 February 2006, 03:23 GMT

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calkfreak83  Account Info
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Yea.. somehow, "He will resume writing his resume" is kinda confusing to me..

Reply to this comment    22 February 2006, 03:59 GMT

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Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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Well, the second "resume" should really be résumé, or some other combination of acute accents.

Reply to this comment    22 February 2006, 20:44 GMT


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something1990 Account Info

The verb conjugations and the pronunciations are why I think French is easier than English. You will never have that "resume" mix-up in French, as the accents readily change that. However, in English we use almost no accents, except when dealing with, of course, French words (or with Pokemon =) . Today's English is a combination of Germanic languages, a lot of French, and Latin. Which is why it is harder to learn than French. The only advantage English has over French is no genders, but French wins hands down when dealing with verbs and words like "resume."

Reply to this comment    23 February 2006, 21:40 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

But isn't resume (as in the document) actually french?

Reply to this comment    28 February 2006, 04:12 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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That, and different forms of stuff (like be, are, is, etc.), where half of it seems to be just random stuff that you have to memorize, instead of following a clear pattern. Hebrew's great in that way, with nice and consistent forms that you can use on almost any word, although that's another language where EVERYTHING is male or female, which I could never get used to either.

Reply to this comment    22 February 2006, 20:15 GMT

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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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English is also generally the language of choice for programmers. The GNU Project requires it, and Linus originally commented the linux kernel in english. When later asked why, he said it never occured to him to do otherwise. This is probably because english offers a more extensive technical vocabulary than other languages, in part because the feild was created by American companies.

My URL links to the GNU Coding Standards, where it asks that code be contributed in english

Reply to this comment    28 February 2006, 04:31 GMT


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Pachelbel Account Info

Hmm. That's strange. I had heard that English was one of the most difficult languages to master.

Reply to this comment    1 March 2006, 21:40 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, English can be really illogical. Supposedly Russian makes a lot more sense. Just because the country I live in sends its armies into other countries and seems to have economically and culturally taken over most of the rest of the world (I mean that as a bad thing!) doesn't mean that everyone should have to learn English.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 17:26 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

I know a guy who speaks fluent russian and he says the same.

Reply to this comment    28 February 2006, 04:24 GMT


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Steven Ford  Account Info

yup, i live in america, that is soooo true, even for me

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 15:26 GMT

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Steven Ford  Account Info

He is right, im american and i tried to learn spanish, but i failed, then i took french classes and did unbeleivably bad. Americans are just too lazy to learn a second language, although it is a highschool graduation requirement

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 15:25 GMT


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Derrick F.  Account Info

Hey now, not all Americans. I'm taking my second year of spanish and find the language quite easy to learn.

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 15:36 GMT


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Ray Saito  Account Info

Most definitely not all Americans! I'm American but I speak 3 languages fluently and am in the process of learning 3 more =]

Reply to this comment    20 February 2006, 04:03 GMT


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Steven Ford  Account Info

yea, its just me, lol

Reply to this comment    21 February 2006, 21:15 GMT


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jesse frey  Account Info

no, I think it is the norm. it doesn't help that everyone else seems to know english.

Reply to this comment    21 February 2006, 22:37 GMT

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bukwirm  Account Info

I would say that most Americans take at least a few years of foreign language classes.

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 17:56 GMT


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calkfreak83  Account Info
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At our school, to graduate with an honors diploma, you are required to take at least 2 foreign language classes..

Reply to this comment    21 February 2006, 17:19 GMT


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something1990 Account Info

At our school, they wouldn't let me take spanish because I already knew it. They forced me to take French, which wasn't such a bad deal after all. All the cognates from English and Spanish made it easy to learn.

Reply to this comment    23 February 2006, 21:44 GMT

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Zarel  Account Info
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What are you talking about? It's less cool because it's in French. Maybe French people should wake up and realize that there are other people in the world too, and take some foreign language classes.

Now, do you think this sentence is a very stupid thing to say?

If so, why is it okay when you substitute "French" with "English"?

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 20:28 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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I don't think anyone's saying programs SHOULDN'T be in English, just that people should be able to do things in whatever language they want.

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 21:18 GMT

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jesse frey  Account Info

I actually was thinking more of the fact that I would like the game more if it was in English. and yes, I am an American who is too lazy to learn a foreign language. I really don't think that languages are my thing though (unless they are programing launguadges).

Reply to this comment    20 February 2006, 03:38 GMT


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something1990 Account Info

Let me present an interesting analogy. When learning a new language, don't learn in Ti-Basic, learn in Assembly. Anyone who learns their native language is always learning new things the Assembly way, because they don't translate it into their native language (because it already is), they recognize what the word is. While most people translate the foreign word into the native language word, and then recognizes it. Ti-Basic requires more steps, while Assembly is one step above the native language of your mind. I guess what I'm getting at is, when you see the word "voiture", don't think "Ok that means car which is *mental picture*." Instead think "Ok that is *mental picture*."

Reply to this comment    23 February 2006, 21:52 GMT


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Calcinator Account Info
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1. I take French.
2. This site is in English. Don't get all offended because not everyone here knows French. I think you'd be justified if it was posted on TI-FR and people were complaining about the lack of an English version.
3. Lighten up! You don't want to start a flame war here.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2006, 02:44 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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Just run it through Google translator or something.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 17:22 GMT

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Erik Stamp Account Info

Yeah this game does look cool. If I remember correctly there was a game like this online that I played a long time ago... The screenshot looks just like the room you start off in that game too.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2006, 18:28 GMT


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Chaomerl Account Info

I don't speak more than fifteen words of French. However, I do speak Spanish quite well. However, in most of the screenshots, I was able to use context reasoning to figure out most of the words, although I only have an 84, so this won't work on mine.

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 03:41 GMT


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lifeiscalc Account Info

I speak icelandic, but I gues that it wil not help now...

Reply to this comment    21 February 2006, 22:32 GMT

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something1990 Account Info

Anyone here watches the Science Channel? You should see the show about this one savant that remembers almost everything. Solutions to equations just come to him, he doesn't have to figure them out. And he also learned Icelandic in just a week. If he can do it, anyone can do it. =)

Reply to this comment    23 February 2006, 21:47 GMT

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jesse frey  Account Info

I think you are making your inferences the wrong way. it is more like if he can't no one can.

Reply to this comment    23 February 2006, 22:44 GMT

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Michael Lakkis  Account Info

What's so bad about learning a foreign language?

1) It gives you more appreciation of a country's culture, and

2) Languages are easy, so they help you enter uni more easily

Reply to this comment    25 February 2006, 08:32 GMT


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jesse frey  Account Info

that's like saying Calcules is easey every one should take it. some people are good at things that others suck at. saying languadges are easey doesn't go for everyone.

Reply to this comment    27 February 2006, 04:33 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

I think he was being sarcastic, hence the "=)".

Reply to this comment    28 February 2006, 04:26 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

That was pretty cool.

Reply to this comment    28 February 2006, 04:18 GMT


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Chaomerl Account Info

You speak Icelandic? I wish I knew Icelandic, because I did a year-long project on Iceland for social studies and have become quite interested in the country.

Reply to this comment    27 June 2006, 19:52 GMT

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