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Re: Languages!

#46 Post by fischer22 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:48 pm

The ones I know:

1) Spanish (native level, as I'm from Argentina)
2) English (fluent, bilingual school)
3) Japanese (have JLPT 2, currently studying to get JLPT level 1)
4) (Brazilian) Portuguese (it's quite similar to spanish, so I can read or listen to it and understand quite well... studied for about a year... hope to continue eventually)
5) French (despite 3 years of study (high school) I can barely say a few sentences).

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#47 Post by Laniessa » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:59 am

So many different languages! And so many European ones <3 I can only speak Chinese and English fluently. Whenever I speak Korean, my friends laugh at me for making so many mistakes.


...actually, I can speak Weabooan, though. (Watched the right amount of anime to know useless phrases and not enough to be fluent.)

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#48 Post by Sapphi » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:15 am

Tachyglossus wrote:@Snowflower

Something similar occurs with me. I speak mostly in a 'plain' accent, but there is the odd words I pronounce in a different accent. I also keep changing how I pronounce some words. This isn't intentional, some words with multiple pronunciations will just sometimes come out as one or the other. Like pronouncing Schedule like 'Skedule' and then saying 'Shedule'.
I've lived in Illinois since I was five years old, so I think it's pretty safe to say I have your standard "midwest" accent. But my mom always made fun of me because I say "kitten" like "Kih-in", smitten like "smih-in", etc. (the T sound is made by the closing of my throat.) I think the only place I've ever heard people talk like that is a certain British dialect, but I don't even know anyone with a British accent :lol:

I love languages in general. I have a scheme in mind to shove as many different languages possible into the brains of my future children while they are still young so that they don't turn out like me (wasted potential).
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#49 Post by Morgan D » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:34 am

1- Spanish (I'm mexican, is my native languaje)
2- English (learning in school)
3- French (a little)
4- Japanese (self training, only for fun)

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#50 Post by Tachyglossus » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Sapphi wrote: I love languages in general. I have a scheme in mind to shove as many different languages possible into the brains of my future children while they are still young so that they don't turn out like me (wasted potential).
I love this plan! I'd do it if I were planning on ever having children, but I'm not. Well, chances are, I can't. I've been avoiding finding out. However, hypothetically, if i had children, I could enroll them in so many different languages!

I love listening to people speak and sing in other languages. Each has their beauty. What isn't so beautiful is me attempting to speak other languages, even if I listen to the same phrase over and over, chances are that I won't say it right.

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#51 Post by Snowflower » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:59 pm

Tachyglossus wrote:@Snowflower
Something similar occurs with me. I speak mostly in a 'plain' accent, but there is the odd words I pronounce in a different accent. I also keep changing how I pronounce some words. This isn't intentional, some words with multiple pronunciations will just sometimes come out as one or the other. Like pronouncing Schedule like 'Skedule' and then saying 'Shedule'.
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Well, for me... that shows why I can fake British accent pretty well... When I use British accent in the mall, the workers ask me where in England I'm from. XD hahaha
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#52 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:48 pm

English. Only english >_>
The most I know of other languages is a scattering of words, not even enough to form a sentence really.

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#53 Post by Elenakiara » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:59 am

Auro-Cyanide wrote:English. Only english >_>
The most I know of other languages is a scattering of words, not even enough to form a sentence really.

I was actually thinking about this question as I read through the thread:
Do artistic abilities count as a language? xD
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#54 Post by SilverxBlue » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:08 am

Elenakiara wrote:Do artistic abilities count as a language? xD
As long as you'll be able to communicate and express yourself with it, then I think it definitely counts as a language. :lol:
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#55 Post by hikarihanazono » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:03 pm

Huh...so far i've only seen two people who's first language is spanish. P: Well, here's mine.
1. Spanish (Honduran-Mexican lol)
2. English (Texican (like, the combination of spanish and english american with texan lol))
3. Japanese (Not too good, so far for 4years of Japanese with the others of my friends, i'm actually a lot better, and they've had the same time as me, but they're not as good as me, and i have to read it in english, which im horrible at.)
4. Portuguese (because I'm spanish (not from spain!), i understand it. a lot. but can't write it!)
5. Italian (Same as 4)
6. French (Kind of know, taking a class in Highschool :D )
7. Russian (My friend is making me learn Russian. I don't understand at all.)
8.Dumbanese (XD it's a joke, like i don't understand higher english)
9. Art (I know this language like the back of my hand.)

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Re: Languages!

#56 Post by pondrthis » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:39 pm

SilverxBlue wrote:
Elenakiara wrote:Do artistic abilities count as a language? xD
As long as you'll be able to communicate and express yourself with it, then I think it definitely counts as a language. :lol:

If so then I definitely speak "mathematics".

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#57 Post by Freelancer » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:22 am

pondrthis wrote:
SilverxBlue wrote:
Elenakiara wrote:Do artistic abilities count as a language? xD
As long as you'll be able to communicate and express yourself with it, then I think it definitely counts as a language. :lol:

If so then I definitely speak "mathematics".
Well, if that is true than I don't speak ANY language most of the time :cry:
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#58 Post by ksotaku100 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:17 pm

1. English (My native language)
2. German (being taught in school, half-year and going experience)
3. Spanish (Near to basic comprehension)
4. Japanese (not much)

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#59 Post by Chrizine » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:55 pm

1. German (native)
2. English (well, guess one has to know it to be able to be on this forum, right? ;-) I learned it at school)
3. French (But not too well... I was taught French in school for 5 years I think, but... well. It has never been my favourite ;-))
4. ... I wish I could add something, but half a year of Latin of which I forgot everything except the fact that the word for farmer (which I don't know, but there was an a somewhere in) has an article which comes unexpected .... It won't count, will it?

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#60 Post by Snowflower » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:24 pm

@Tachyglossus

Well, the way I say things like excuse me and sorry come out "scooz mey" & "soh rey" (i don't know if I wrote this phonically correct...)

and another thing my friend told me today is how i say car "cah" I don't know since I had the British person as my english teacher when I was in kindergarten, I think she had some influences on my english.
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