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Languages of NSG

Postby Green October Z » Fri May 22, 2020 8:09 pm

What languages do you speak? Are you fluent in some and beginner in others? What languages do you wish to learn? How did you learn the languages you know?

As for myself, this is my linguistic knowledge.

English: Fluent

Vietnamese: My parents are Vietnamese and used to speak it to me as a little child, but when I started going to school I had trouble in class because my English wasn't up to par so my parents decided to speak to me in English only from then on. The end result is that my English became great while my Vietnamese greatly deteriorated.

Spanish: I took Spanish for two years when I was in high school. Frankly, the language sounded kind of ugly to me so I never cared to keep learning.

Japanese: I have taken four semesters of Japanese in university. It's an interesting and beautiful language, but very hard.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Fri May 22, 2020 8:12 pm

Spanish: Not as good at it as my dad or my sister but I know it.

English: What I speak to most people since most of the folks in my area aren't latino.

Tagalog: I learned Tagalog because my girlfriend is Filipina, and I can write it pretty good and speak it...decently.

German: took it in highschool, didn't learn much beside the fact that German and military marches don't go well together.
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Postby Kubra » Fri May 22, 2020 8:22 pm

Oh my, I was not even aware there was a plural of "language". I just thought it was a funny way of saying english!
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Postby Rojava Free State » Fri May 22, 2020 8:50 pm

Kubra wrote:Oh my, I was not even aware there was a plural of "language". I just thought it was a funny way of saying english!


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political compass:

Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38
pro: marijuana, gun rights, private property

anti: fascism, communism, islamism, sexism, pan africanism, La raza, Warren Police Department (and most of the other police departments of metro Detroit except for Auburn Hills. They're aight), gun control, trump, obama, bush, clinton, reagan, carter, chipotle and snotty in crowd teens. Ugh I can't deal with them
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Geneviev
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Postby Geneviev » Fri May 22, 2020 8:53 pm

I'm fluent in German, but because I'm from Hessen, people try to correct me when I say something like "das ist mir" instead of "das gehört mir" or "das ist meins."

I also speak English, obviously, and I think it's pretty good. People understand me most of the time, anyway.

Finally, with all of my teacher's efforts, I know about ten words of Spanish. It's not great.
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Farnhamia
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Postby Farnhamia » Fri May 22, 2020 8:55 pm

Geneviev wrote:I'm fluent in German, but because I'm from Hessen, people try to correct me when I say something like "das ist mir" instead of "das gehört mir" or "das ist meins."

I also speak English, obviously, and I think it's pretty good. People understand me most of the time, anyway.

Finally, with all of my teacher's efforts, I know about ten words of Spanish. It's not great.

*shouts in Revolutionary American* Hessian! Get her!

English, with smatterings of Latin, Ancient Greek, Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, and ... other ones.

Oh, and I would never think of correcting your German.
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Postby Geneviev » Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:I'm fluent in German, but because I'm from Hessen, people try to correct me when I say something like "das ist mir" instead of "das gehört mir" or "das ist meins."

I also speak English, obviously, and I think it's pretty good. People understand me most of the time, anyway.

Finally, with all of my teacher's efforts, I know about ten words of Spanish. It's not great.

*shouts in Revolutionary American* Hessian! Get her!

English, with smatterings of Latin, Ancient Greek, Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, and ... other ones.

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Postby Heloin » Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 pm

English poorly, Afrikaans more poorly, and Chilapalapa even more poorly. I'm not convinced I can even speak honestly.
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Postby Farnhamia » Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm

Heloin wrote:English poorly, Afrikaans more poorly, and Chilapalapa even more poorly. I'm not convinced I can even speak honestly.

Well, you know ... Ethel says that English is his second language but he doesn't have a first language.
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Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
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"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo

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Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory
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Postby Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory » Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm

Indonesian - Native tongue
Japanese - Second language
English - Third language
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Postby Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory » Fri May 22, 2020 9:03 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Heloin wrote:English poorly, Afrikaans more poorly, and Chilapalapa even more poorly. I'm not convinced I can even speak honestly.

Well, you know ... Ethel says that English is his second language but he doesn't have a first language.

Catspeak is Ethel's first language, Farn.
<<THE HANVIRNEIC FLUX>>
A story set in 2250 about a group of comrades exploring the unknown portal and being sent to a bloody war with an old imperium

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Postby Farnhamia » Fri May 22, 2020 9:04 pm

Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Well, you know ... Ethel says that English is his second language but he doesn't have a first language.

Catspeak is Ethel's first language, Farn.

Not according to him.
Wash Your Damned Hands!

Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo

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Jack Thomas Lang
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Postby Jack Thomas Lang » Fri May 22, 2020 9:04 pm

English is my first language, but I can understand Russian fluently. Speak it, well, I can make myself understood more often than not.
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Questarian New Yorkshire
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Postby Questarian New Yorkshire » Fri May 22, 2020 9:08 pm

english: native fluency

malay: poor but IRL functional, like B1 probably

french, chinese: very basic only, like A1 tier
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Postby -Astoria » Fri May 22, 2020 9:09 pm

First language: English [pretty much by default]
Second language: French [semi-fluently]
Third language: Malay

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Postby Geneviev » Fri May 22, 2020 9:09 pm

Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Well, you know ... Ethel says that English is his second language but he doesn't have a first language.

Catspeak is Ethel's first language, Farn.

Is that even a language?
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Stellonia
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Postby Stellonia » Fri May 22, 2020 9:09 pm

Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory wrote:Indonesian - Native tongue
Japanese - Second language
English - Third language

How did you end up with that combination and order?

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Postby Zurkerx » Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 pm

English is my main language though I can speak and write some Spanish. That's really it. Oh, and tiny, tiny bits of German, Russian, Italian, and French.
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Questarian New Yorkshire
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Postby Questarian New Yorkshire » Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 pm

probably by being indonesian and learning japanese... :eyebrow:
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Postby -Astoria » Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 pm

Stellonia wrote:
Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory wrote:Indonesian - Native tongue
Japanese - Second language
English - Third language

How did you end up with that combination and order?

IRC he once said that he did live in Japan before.

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Postby Vince Vaughn » Fri May 22, 2020 9:11 pm

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Postby Middle Barael » Fri May 22, 2020 9:12 pm

I am fluent in English
I am about a conversational level with Hebrew, as I have been learning it going on years now. I know more than enough to have a basic normal short conversation, but when talking about more complex things, I have trouble, and I sometimes stutter and mess up the conjugations when I’m trying to figure out how to say something.
I also make up very complex argots, ludlings, and language games.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri May 22, 2020 9:14 pm

Asturian: fluent, it’s my first language and the language of the province I grew up in.

Spanish: fluent as I grew up speaking it too.

French: fluent, instructed in it at an early age.

English: fluent, I was required to learn it at an early age because of my dad’s nationality.

Catalan: fluent but learned later in life.

Gallego: fluent but learned later in life.

I have passing knowledge of Romanian, and can understand both Italian and Portuguese to a large degree (although I do not speak either language). Mild understanding of Japanese. Mild understanding of Hindi. I’m also currently learning Gaelic.
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Postby Farnhamia » Fri May 22, 2020 9:25 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Asturian: fluent, it’s my first language and the language of the province I grew up in.

Spanish: fluent as I grew up speaking it too.

French: fluent, instructed in it at an early age.

English: fluent, I was required to learn it at an early age because of my dad’s nationality.

Catalan: fluent but learned later in life.

Gallego: fluent but learned later in life.

I have passing knowledge of Romanian, and can understand both Italian and Portuguese to a large degree (although I do not speak either language). Mild understanding of Japanese. Mild understanding of Hindi. I’m also currently learning Gaelic.

You listed Gallego and I thought, "Yes, she did have to learn to speak to Gallo ..."
Wash Your Damned Hands!

Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo

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Kantani Civilisation
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Postby Kantani Civilisation » Fri May 22, 2020 9:25 pm

English: Born and raised speaking it, definite mother tongue.

Irish: I lived in Ireland for the first seven years of my life. The schools teach Irish - you have to ask simple requests (going to the toilet, getting a drink etc.) in Irish. I wish I'd kept learning it.

French: My father lived in Switzerland for a time (Zürich, though, so not exactly the French part), so I took up the only international language they taught at my primary school for about a year. Every Friday lunchtime, we'd go to a classroom to learn some French. I never really became that fluent in it, more's the pity.

German: In English schooling, or at least the school I went to, they sort you into two groups, learning French or German. Somehow it didn't get through to them that I'd started learning French, so I was sorted into German, learning it for under two years. It's probably the foreign language I best know, and I loved the classes, but I'm very out of practice.

(Side-note, this is the time that I moved to Australia. My first school taught no other languages at secondary-school level, but my second school taught Japanese, though having missed the first three years, I'd have been jumping in at the deep end.)

Abkhaz: I can speak some very simple phrases. That's probably more than can be said for most people, honestly, many of whom simply haven't heard of it. My main issue here is lack of resources and time.

Welsh: My family being Welsh, I tried to learn a bit of it recently through Duolingo. Again, more time than anything else, though I can speak some basic phrases in this too.

All-in-all, student of many languages, master of none. I hate it, honestly. Being a monoglot is boring, I just don't have much time with uni work still ongoing. Maybe once that's finished, I can try to learn another language.
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