Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd May 2008 20:52 UTC, submitted by irbis
In the News One of the biggest problems facing the European Union today is the fact that within its borders, 23 languages are spoken. This means that all the important documents have to be translated by a whole army of translators, which costs the taxpayer more than 1 billion Euros a year - and companies trading within the EU spend millions more. The EU-funded TC-STAR project aims to tackle this issue with technology: a system that eats speech in one language, and outputs that same speech in another.
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RE[3]: english
by Trenien on Sat 3rd May 2008 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: english"
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Well, my first guess was any of the English speaking countries. German speaking countries were my second.

Honestly, it comes at no surprise that you find English easy to learn, considering the closeness of both language (to give you an idea there was a time when, living in the US, my fluency in both French and, mainly, English allowed me to understand the gist of what to Germans were saying beside me).

Believe, except for the people whose language is part of the Germanic family, nobody finds learning English easy in any way.

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