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What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

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Which is Your Native Language?

English
84
77%
Italian
1
1%
Spanish
5
5%
Japanese
2
2%
Chinese
2
2%
French
3
3%
German
8
7%
Middle Eastern Language
1
1%
Sub-Saharan Language
0
No votes
Newspeak
3
3%
 
Total votes : 109

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Maurepas
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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Maurepas » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:00 pm

Native English, I know a little French, and various Latin terms...

and Ill be taking French to try to get a better grasp of it in College...

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Postby Conserative Morality » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:00 pm

My native language is American English.

I have taken one course of French, and am preparing to take a course in Spanish.

I teach myself Latin, from time to time. I recently obtained a group of books for learning Latin, so I hope that'll speed up a bit.
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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Antilon » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:04 pm

Native language is American English (wow, for a website based on an Australian author there sure are a lot of Americans...), I take Italian in school and learn Korean independently. I know a bit of Tagalog, my true native language, but not a lot, which shames me to no end.

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Postby Dolbri » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:09 pm

You might want to add a few options like "other European language".

My mother tongue is Dutch, I speak fluent English and basic French. Plus seven lines of Greek, which I know by heart :)
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Postby Chernobyl-Pripyat » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:09 pm

Native Russian, fluently English, little German and Chechen

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Postby United Russian State » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:18 pm

Russian, Ossetic, English.
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Postby Dyakovo » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:30 pm

Native: American English
Know some Russian, and a (very) little french...
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Postby Carbandia » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:35 pm

Native: Icelandic
Speak: English (well enough to be mistaken for a native speaker :p ), taking: Japanese, English (no such thing as knowing a language too well)

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Postby New Kereptica » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:43 pm

Native: French and English

I'm fluent in both.
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Postby Taeshan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:04 pm

I am a natural English speaking person (american english) and took German for two school years(1, 2) and now am taking 2 years of Spanish this school year(1, and 2/block scheduling) i would like to get back to German as it was only a scheduling flaw that has made me take Spanish. I would aslo like to learn Russian, and some other Northern European languages at some point.
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Postby Bewusstsein » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:05 pm

No Latin?

It might be dead but it still counts T.T

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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:09 pm

I speak both English and Spanish. I plan to take Italian (I was going to take it this year but my math group was obligated to take more. Dammit...).
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:11 pm

Native: English

Did GCSE Spanish, and a few years of French, but since these were over half a decade ago I've forgotten the lot.

As my posts probably show, I kinda manage to forget English sometimes too...

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Postby Voltairian Prospects » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:11 pm

Bewusstsein wrote:No Latin?

It might be dead but it still counts T.T

I still speak it... no worries :)
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:12 pm

The poll should be made so we can select more than one option.
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You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Taeshan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:13 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:The poll should be made so we can select more than one option.


I think it should be turned into two different ones. What is your natural language, and what have you learned or want to(also it could be a what are your natural languages as some learned two from birth)
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Postby Oyoyo » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:24 pm

My native language is English and I'm learning Spanish in school. I know a bit of words in German, Russian, Swedish, Greek, and Latin, but not enough to actually speak in them.
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:25 pm

I forgot to mention I can sing a song in German. If that counts for anything... XD
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You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

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Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
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Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Hydesland » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:26 pm

I am an English speaking Englishman from England, all other languages are inferior and anyone who disagrees shall be colonised. ;)

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Postby Maurepas » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:27 pm

Hydesland wrote:I am an English speaking Englishman from England, all other languages are inferior and anyone who disagrees shall be colonised. ;)

That explains why Im a native speaker of it, :lol2:

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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Vantoronto » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:28 pm

English is our primary language, but Spanish is becoming more influential these days. Some small towns still speak the native tongue of Vantolantic, but it's not an offical language.

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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:33 pm

Vantoronto wrote:English is our primary language, but Spanish is becoming more influential these days. Some small towns still speak the native tongue of Vantolantic, but it's not an offical language.


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You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Postby Nadkor » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:35 pm

I'm a native English speaker, but I have enough French to get by in France and to hold a fragmented conversation. I can read Spanish, too.
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Postby Frangland » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:36 pm

My native tongue is English.

I'm semi-fluent in Spanish and I can produce bits and pieces of Italian and French... and know a few words/phrases in German, Czech (dobry den!), Russian.

And at UW one if my dorm-mates spoke Cantonese. I don't know what it means but anyway, it is:

doo lay lomo HAI

Are there any Cantonese speakers in da hizee?

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Postby Voltairian Prospects » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:39 pm

I speak Romanian, French, German, Italian, Latin, Italic, English, a tiny bit of Japanese...
and the all too important language of... sex 8)
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