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  •  Perhaps I pick up the language with ease. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, RiveroftheWest

    Could just be me.  Danes find Beowulf intelligible strangely enough.

    A Catholic, Jew, Muslim and Buddhist walk into Al Aqsa Mosque. Buddhist immediately exclaims: "excuse me I appear to be in the wrong joke."

    by Salo on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 06:38:00 AM PDT

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    •  Different understanding of 'intelligible' (1+ / 0-)
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      It sounds like you're talking about intelligible in the sense of 'can guess what some expressions in this language mean', whereas I'm talking about intelligible as in 'KNOWS what ALL expressions in this language mean'.

      "I understand, Mr. Spock. The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity."

      by brainwave on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 01:34:15 PM PDT

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