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Re: Languages!

#16 Post by Tachyglossus » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:28 am

I forgot to include:

Mm-mmish - Speaking effectively despite having one's mouth full.

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#17 Post by Alera » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:34 am

1. Bulgarian (My mother language. Know it perfectly.)
2. English (Somewhat fluent- studied it so much time and now I use it more frequently than Bulgarian.)
3. Russian (I can understand it almost perfectly, but just don't make me talk. XD )
4. Japanese (I understand quite a lot of it-but I wish I could study it more professional.)
5. Cat-ish (I often talk to my cat, she speaks back, but I have no idea what we're both talking about. XD)
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#18 Post by MiSi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:41 am

1. German (Native ;))
2. English (Learned in school, but I think I'm pretty good at it.)
3. Latin (Also learned in school for a few years, although it's no language you talk. I think, I have some... basically knowledge :lol: )
Cat-ish (I often talk to my cat, she speaks back, but I have no idea what we're both talking about. XD)
Heh, heh... I talk to my cat, too :)

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#19 Post by Alera » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:56 am

MiSi wrote:
Heh, heh... I talk to my cat, too :)
Oooh, then maybe we could communicate with each other too!!!

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#20 Post by MiSi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:04 am

Ohh, yes... :)

Meow, meow meow.... eow?

(ehh, I don't think we should spam this forum too much ^^)

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#21 Post by Alera » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:09 am

Ah, yes- of course. Spamming now wouldn't be good. ^^

So for the sake of staying on topic I'll say that I'm really curious about the so called "dead languages" I'd love to learn a couple of those!!! Seems quite pointless because you can't communicate with people, but that's one more reason for me to be more interested in them.
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#22 Post by Freelancer » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:43 am

Wow, I feel strangely inadequate here, mastering only one language like I have.
American English(My mother tongue, My father tongue too.)
Japanese(Not fluently. I still need to build my vocabulary, although I am getting better. I've self studied for 5 years[Sort of. 5 years ago is about when I started watching anime with subs. XP I AM studying it now though], and I am just getting the hang of it. Don't ask me to read Kanji though.)
Chinese(I know 3 phrases)
Arabic(Same three phrases that I know in Chinese. I have tried to learn these phrases in all the major languages that I may come across.)
German(I know more than those 3 phrases, and can understand a bit if someone is speaking to me)
Russian(Same 3 phrases)
Italian(1 phrase, 2 words.)
I think that is it. Basically, if I get into trouble in almost(Emphasis on almost) any corner of the world I can say yes, no, and sorry. lol
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#23 Post by rinrin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:00 am

1) English - currently my main language, although I'm not a native speaker.
2) Japanese - was one of my majors in university, but I mostly learned it on my own. It took lots of time and effort.
3) Chinese (Mandarin) - was one of my majors in university, but I neglected it since I was spending all my time on Japanese. I've been living in Taiwan for a year now, re-learning it properly.
4) my two "native" languages (but I haven't been using those for a long time)
5) German - got some exposure to it in my grandmother's household and later had to learn a bit of it in high school (3 years of 2 hours / week I think). Can't speak a word of it any more, but I still understand some random phrases, simple cookie recipes and such.
6A) Latin - almost gone by now, even though I was learning it for 6 years in school.
6B) Classical Chinese - never learned it properly in the first place, although I somehow managed to pass the beginner level exam... maybe I should study it on my own when I have time, I loved those stories.

Languages I'd like to learn but probably never will:
Cantonese
Korean

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#24 Post by Abeiramar » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:02 am

I can only read, speak and write two languages fluently:

> Portuguese (my mother language)
> English (learned it at school since the 5th grade)

Thanks to Portuguese I can somewhat understand Spanish and Italian because many words are similar :wink: .
It's so cool that many users here understand so many languages.

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#25 Post by JamesH » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:33 am

IonicMomo wrote:Wow, I'm impressed. Everyone here speaks many languages! Despite being trilingual (sort of), I feel rather inadequate.

1. English (Canadian, then American) - while not technically my first language, it's probably my best, which is why I put it first.
2. Spanish - But I've forgotten a lot since I don't use it much anymore.
3. Gujarati - My first language, but I can only speak it (I'm illiterate).
That's interesting we were studying a poem that had phrases in Gujarati

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1. English (I was born in the UK and I am English)
2. French (Only know what I am learning at school)

I'd like to learn: Swedish, Spanish
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#26 Post by DaR » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:54 am

O_O Daaaang some you guys know a lot of languages. Kudos.
1. English (It's Canadian English, but word grey continues to haunt every fiber of my being.)
2. French (I've been in French Immersion all my life. I can speak and write in it pretty well.)
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#27 Post by Greeny » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:00 am

1: English (Pseudo-native)
2: Dutch (Native)
3: Japanese (Pseudo-native, Osaka-dialect)
4: French (Quasi-native, kind of rusty)
5: Sarcasm (Native)
6: Telepathy (Only a little bit)
7: Politics (Native)
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#28 Post by luminarious » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:00 am

  • Estonian - Native language, fluent in speech and writing.
  • English - I can read and write at lower advanced level, speak at upper intermediate.
  • Russian - I can barely understand, never mind express myself, despite having studied it for 10 years.
  • French - 3 years at school, nice language but I can't speak it.

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#29 Post by SilverxBlue » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:37 am

1.) Tagalog - Filipino Dialect and my native tongue.
2.) English - Managed to master it thanks to my mom and teachers. :)
3.) Spanish - My grandfather is half-Spanish and he thought me a few things.
4.) Japanese - I know a few words and basic sentences. (Got it from my aunt's book.)
5.) Korean - Again, only a few, and I only managed to learn bits of it thanks to my classmate.
errr - Does sarcasm count? Cause I'm adding that for six.

So, the first two are the ones that I have mastered, hope I could master the others.
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#30 Post by Friendbot2000 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:59 am

English (Native Speaker, both the Queens English and American English; I have a lot of friends over in Britain.)
Spanish (Advanced speaker, but nowhere near fluent. I just have a lot of Latino/Latina friends so I learn through osmosis)
Catenese (Fluent. It is a very complicated cat language that takes years to master. My cat Dixie was an excellent teacher though. She said I was her best student :D )
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