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How many languages do you speak?
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Are you fluent in just one language, or more?
Two or more, but English is my first.
12%
 12%  [ 2 ]
Two or more, and English isn't my first.
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
Only one, but I'm learning another.
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
Only this one.
31%
 31%  [ 5 ]
Nani?
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
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Aja
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: How many languages do you speak? Reply with quote

Suddenly I am curious! Do you know more than one? If so, how did you learn? What was it like?

If not, is there another one that you want to know?

(Personally, I'm trying to decide between French, Spanish or Japanese for my next language... whenever I eventually have time to study. Quelle dificil giketsu!)
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see317
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does profanity count as a language?
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Tulsileaf
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget languages faster than I learn them. I do have an uncanny ability to pronounce French words correctly the first time I see them.

see317 wrote:
Does profanity count as a language?

At best it's a dialect. Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'encule de ta mere.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Technically I only speak English, but I know enough French and German to get slapped and I can be extremely foul-mouthed in about six languages that I can't speak a single polite word in.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I speak Finnish, Swedish, and English, and understand Norweigan and written Danish (spoken Danish sounds mostly like gobleygook to me).
I guess Finnish would technically be my first language, but my vocabulary is actually pretty bad since I don't have many opportunities to practice beyond yes and no kind of stuff at momma's house.
It's still the only language I can speak without a rather heavy accent, though. I can express myself best in English, but I sound like a goddamn race car driver when speaking it Glower
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Creepy Bob wrote:
I ... understand ... written Danish.


Ahem, jeg river hovedet af dig og skider dig ned i halsen.

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I sound like a goddamn race car driver when speaking it Glower


Perhaps you are a race car driver?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took four years of French in high school, mostly because the teacher was really interesting. She was in the Peace Corps and lived abroad in France, Morocco and Russia, and told lots of good stories (including one about a hashish deal in Morocco with her boyfriend, lol).

That's the language I've learned the most. Plus some Spanish, since I live in Tucson, AZ.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned the basics of Spanish but I still couldn't speak it to save my life and I've forgotten most of it since Jr. High School. Soo, I put more of my time into better understanding English so that I can use my advanced vocabulary and talk to the smarter people. I was very pleased when I disproved my sisters four syllable rule.

Basically if the word was more than four syllables she claimed she had a valid reason for not knowing it's meaning. So of course she knew what qualms were right? Wry Smirk

Let's just say sometimes she really hates talking with me now, because I know how to get around the four syllable rule very proficiently.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I speak English, Spanish, Norwegian, and a language my brother and I made up called Nosenlenga. However, I'm a bit rusty in three of them and always required people to speak it slowly. Heck, I never learned how to understand Spanish when it's not spoken in a midwestern accent.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tulsileaf wrote:
Creepy Bob wrote:
I ... understand ... written Danish.


Ahem, jeg river hovedet af dig og skider dig ned i halsen.


Ow, and eww. Well, at least we now know how to get around this forum's wordfilter...
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