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  1. Standard memberFMF
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    24 Mar '20 18:24
    Albert Uderzo has died.

    I read ALL the Asterix comics in two languages!
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    24 Mar '20 21:16
    @fmf said
    Albert Uderzo has died.

    I read ALL the Asterix comics in two languages!
    I only read them in English, but loved them as a kid.
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    I only read them in English, but loved them as a kid.
    Alas, Ghost of a Duke, simply loving them is not enough. It's about the number of languages. I also read SOME of them in French and SOME in Latin.
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    the story must be enhanced by reading it in several languages
    i'm inspired to learn another language
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    25 Mar '20 02:29
    I even sat NEXT to a friend once as he read one of the comics in SPANISH.

    Smell the glove Ghost of a Duke.
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    @rookie54 said
    @FMF
    the story must be enhanced by reading it in several languages
    i'm inspired to learn another language
    When I moved to Indonesia, I threw myself into learning the language with considerable gusto.

    Two of the things I did were reading the Bible, OT and NT, cover to cover, and buying all the Asterix comics which ~ interestingly enough ~ were shorn of a fair bit of the humour by [I suspect] the translators not actually getting all the references and the irony and the wordplay etc.

    Still, it was excellent for delivering dialogue in the most concise and slangy/natural/real way - which is closer to the street-level/on the bus language than the stuff you absorb when learning the language in a grammatically conservative way.
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    25 Mar '20 09:06
    @fmf said
    I even sat NEXT to a friend once as he read one of the comics in SPANISH.

    Smell the glove Ghost of a Duke.
    I'm going to use my time in isolation to learn to read them in 23 languages, including Welsh.

    The game is afoot.
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    @fmf said

    I read ALL the Asterix comics in two languages!
    I'd get the same thrill when Asterix drank the magic potion as I did when Popeye ate his spinach.
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    I misread the title, thinking "*", but on further reading I noted I had erred. I too enjoyed the comics and in two languages both of which are "official languages" here in Canada. Great fun those comics.
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    26 Mar '20 18:16
    @rookie54 said
    @FMF
    the story must be enhanced by reading it in several languages
    i'm inspired to learn another language
    Read the german ones I always thought them to be funnier than the French ones.

    I know that I read some in English, but I have no real recollection.
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