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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I searched the web but I couldn't find any hints of the languages Freddie learned during his childhood besides English. I am sure he was a multilingual child, wasn't he?



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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

H wasn't, he only spoke English. To say four words in Farsi in a song doesn't make you speak it, in the same way that I can write a poem with four Arabic words and it doesn't mean I speak Arabic.


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll disagree with Sebastain...

Freddie lived in India...

Panchgani despite being a big time school would atleast want the students to be able to speak Hindi and the students would learn that by communicatingw with each other.

Also Freddie often visited Bulsara town in Gujarat, signifying he originated from Gujarat so he prolly didnt speak Farsi but Gujarati.

Many Parsis speak in Gujarati...


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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ready_Coddie wrote:

I'll disagree with Sebastain...

Freddie lived in India...

Panchgani despite being a big time school would atleast want the students to be able to speak Hindi and the students would learn that by communicatingw with each other.

Also Freddie often visited Bulsara town in Gujarat, signifying he originated from Gujarat so he prolly didnt speak Farsi but Gujarati.

Many Parsis speak in Gujarati...


Very interesting, really! From where you got your information that Freddie visited Bulsara town? I didn't know that....

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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why does this seem so hard to document? Interestingly, I read somewhere that Freddie could actually speak Swahili, an African language. Did anyone else hear that?

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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 15:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Why does this seem so hard to document? Interestingly, I read somewhere that Freddie could actually speak Swahili, an African language. Did anyone else hear that?


No. But I can. Well, if that song my chorus class did back in middle school counts.


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Posted: 13 Jan 13, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well it was an english boarding school, so i dont know if they would want them to speak hindi or just english

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Posted: 13 Jan 13, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like a few people here are making assumptions....

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Posted: 13 Jan 13, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

interesting, I've never heard of him being able to speak more any other languages besides english. I feel like that would be documented somewhere...

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Posted: 13 Jan 13, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hipster, Ny dive bar-gay, and British Innuendo-gay (ala Coward/Wilde) as well as English and mock-royal english


To my knowledge those are the only dialects he spoke


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Posted: 13 Jan 13, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't quote me on that, but I seem to recall his sister saying they could both speak Swahili.


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Posted: 14 Jan 13, 09:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jesuschrist, the man spent almost 10 years in India, he SURELY spoke fluent hindu and possibly gujarati back then!

He could say "gracias", "hola" and "por favor"
I can attest to that :)

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Posted: 14 Jan 13, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since he was educated in India for 10 years, he most probably did speak Hindi atleast, in addition to English. Also the language spoken at home would most probably be Gujarati.
But, its not extremely rare here in Inida, for the kids to not learn the mother tongue very well because they ony use it to interact with their parents. This happens especially in the metros like Mumbai Delhi where the otehr kids and neighbors speak a different native language. Our Freddie was not even home most of the time.....

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Posted: 14 Jan 13, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Belladonic haze wrote:
He could say "gracias", "hola" and "por favor"
I can attest to that :)

He could also say "Las Palabras De Amor"

On a related note, he could also recite a poetic stanza in Japanese. And Brian can speak German; incidentally, he was also the one who wrote that Japanese verse.


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Posted: 15 Jan 13, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He spoke english in a french accent
if that counts?

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Posted: 15 Jan 13, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"watashi tachi wa Nippon ni mata kore te ureshii desu" awwwwww :)

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Posted: 15 Jan 13, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he spent 30 years (or so) in London - does that mean he was fluent in cockney rhyming slang also?




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Posted: 15 Jan 13, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wah, that was so gratuitously aggressive, wow :P

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Posted: 15 Jan 13, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how do YOU interpret that ^^^ as gratuitously aggressive? it's just a simple statement of fact.
it's not like i called anyone a fuckwit or anything. just a very clear statement that - 
if 15 years in India should leave someone fluent in Hindi (and any other of the 20 or so languages spoken on the Indian subcontinent), then by consequence of that reasoning - 30 yrs in London should make someone a veritable Cockney Pearly King


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Posted: 16 Jan 13, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I interpret it as unnecessarily aggressive, and that's all, thank you.

And who knows, maybe he was fluent in cockney.