TVG: 1.04 – On Languages (Verbal, Not Programming)

Firstly… Steve apologizes profusely for his terrible audio quality. Having just moved, his mic set-up isn’t what it should be and it’s resulted in levels being blown out.

As you know, Steve has just recently moved to Montréal which is in the French region of Canada. This poses the question of what is it like moving to French Canada as an English speaker?

In this episode we discuss the milestone of our kids first starting to talk and the idea of raising them multi-lingual. This leads into a discussion of what it was like learning French as a child in English Canada and how things have changed with being an adult that travels the world.

Steve talks about quitting Japanese, and Matt talks about interests in language and then we discuss whether or not there is a language barrier in Montréal and some of the cultural differences we’ve witnessed between Montréal and Vancouver.

This leads into a small talk about Silence before we catch up on what Matt’s been playing this week.