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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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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby The South Islands » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:33 pm

Mongolian.

Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds.
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Postby Soviet Taoistan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:40 pm

Native English speaker with a northern California accent. A years worth of Spanish and Japanese. Hopefully starting Arabic and Hebrew soon.

Too many languages, too little time.

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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Veblenia » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:55 pm

I'm a native English speaker--I was in a French immersion program for several years, and seem to briefly unforget the language at odd times, never when I need it the most. I speak a little German, too, though mostly when drunk.
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Postby Swazderland » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:55 pm

ill have to learn some Cambodian because im going on a holiday there

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Postby Prekonate » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:59 pm

Swazderland wrote:ill have to learn some Cambodian because im going on a holiday there


I should probably pick up some Somali for my vacation there.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:31 am

And to answer the OP: My mother tongue is dutch. I know English very well. I am decent in German, okay in French.

I know a whole load of sentences, songs, expressions in various languages spoken throughout Europe.

And I love Hungarian and would like to learn more.
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Postby RoI2 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:36 am

Guess.
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Postby Catholic Celts » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:39 am

Gaelic

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Postby Risottia » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:40 am

Native Italian.
German, Russian, English decently, plus Latin and ancient Greek.
Can also understand/speak a minimum of French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Rumantsch.
Oh and of course I speak Milanese, too.
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Postby Spectorland » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:40 am

I am fluent in Castilian Spanish.

I am close to fluent in Latin.

I have a pet peeve for near-to-correct-if-not-correct English expression.
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Postby Western Mercenary Unio » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:42 am

My native language is Finnish. In addition to that I speak English, Swedish and German, but only English fluently.
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Postby The Order of Atheism » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:43 am

I'm from England, so that's my native language. I take the standard French and German at school, and since I'd love to live and teach in Wales, I'd love to learn some basic Welsh.

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Postby Rejistania » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:55 am

My native language is German.

I thought I was rather fluent in English or at least at a point where no one makes fun of my abuse of the language anymore but yesterday, it happened again :( Thank you very much, Taeshan. :evil:

I also speak Esperanto and Rejistanian :ugeek:

I forgot much of the French I learned in high school. Ie: I can understand French speakers somewhat but not reply in French. I also tend to confuse Esperanto and French words: Je ne komprenas pas.

I tried to learn Turkish, but stopped doing so.
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Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:01 am

I have to say that English is my native languages, although I have started taking up a bit of German due to the fact I watch the country's channels often.

In NS roleplay I use six languages for my nation, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, German, Japanese.
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Postby Hillpark » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:09 am

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Other languages: Scots, little bit Ulster Scots & French.
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Postby Ifreann » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:11 am

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Postby Rejistania » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:14 am

Charlotte Ryberg wrote:In NS roleplay I use six languages for my nation, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, German, Japanese.

There is a thread for that started by your friendly neighborhood Rejistania: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=12190
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:15 am

Spectorland wrote:I am fluent in Castilian Spanish.

I am close to fluent in Latin.

I have a pet peeve for near-to-correct-if-not-correct English expression.


But... I've seen you misspell words and use improper grammar.

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Postby Spectorland » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:16 am

I don't doubt that I have.

However, it is not like me...only seems to happen when I type quickly...as I do.

However, my spoken and written communication is nealry flawless.
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Postby Brydog » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:21 am

My native is American English, and I can understand some written Spanish. Im planning to learn Spanish fully.
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Postby Daemonicai » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:31 am

How can you have 'American English', sure they have different accents from us but it isn't a whole different language. It's just plain English. Only call it American English if your going to spell words the wrong way.
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Postby Goias » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:32 am

My native language's Romanian, and I'm pretty much fluent in English (CAE tests never lie!!!). I study French and Hebrew (Hebrew-centered high school, long story...) - I'm really mediocre in French, I can read Hebrew if it has the niqqud but everything else I learn about Hebrew just doesn't seem to stick.

I also learned German for a year a while ago - I can read and write it fine, make really super-basic sentences and count in it - and picked up bits and pieces of Japanese from various anime.
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Re: What Language Do You Take, Or Know?

Postby Ifreann » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:37 am

Daemonicai wrote:How can you have 'American English', sure they have different accents from us but it isn't a whole different language. It's just plain English. Only call it American English if your going to spell words the wrong way.

They have a few different words, and some different spellings. Its more of a dialect than its own language.
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Postby Mandanisia » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:41 am

native language is German
I learnt English, Spanish, French, a little turkish and some Norwegian. Teaching myself Japanese & Chinese.

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:42 am

I think it can be safely assumed everyone here knows how to speak english, it being an English-written website and all. :lol:
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