How many languages / What languages do you speak?

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Giambattista, Feb 26, 2007.

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How many languages are you fluent in?

  1. 1

    29.4%
  2. 2

    37.3%
  3. 3

    22.4%
  4. 4 or more.

    10.9%
  1. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    Cool new subforum addition! I was wondering if anyone would ever add something like this.

    Despite my screenname, I am not fluent in Italiano. Working on that, slowly but surely.

    I have an enormous amount of interest in linguistics, but my shifting priorities and moods sometimes make it difficult for me make headway in studying, as well as other things.

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    How many languages are you fluent in?

    If bi-lingual (or more), how and/or why did you learn those languages?


    And I'm pleased to say that I'm the first to post in this new subforum. Excellent!

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  3. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Thanks for the first post in new Linguistics forum!

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    I have decent knowledge in two and I 'think that I'm good' in two more.

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  5. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    You're welcome!

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    Thanks for the first reply to the first post in the new Linguistics forum!

    What would those be, by chance?
     
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  7. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Now you're welcome!

    German and English. Swedish-wannabe and Italian-poorly.

    Also some Slavic languages, mostly some swears and bad words.

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    Took Deutsch in high school. Learned some beyond that on my own time, but sadly I've neglected it more than I would like.
    Svenska seems interesting. For Germanic languages, I'd really like to learn Dutch.

    Polish seems interesting, if I were to learn a Slavic language.
     
  9. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    I'm pretty fluent in dutch,english and french.
     
  10. Zardozi Isvara.... . 1S Evil_Lau Registered Senior Member

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    I know english & gujarati very well, than comes in spanish for a strong third than Hindi as a weak fourth.

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  11. UltiTruth In pursuit... Registered Senior Member

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    Telugu, English & Hindi.
     
  12. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I'm fluent in English and Latvian,
    understand everything in Russian, can read it, but sometimes speaking gets hard,
    I'm currently learning Spanish with my eyes set on French after that.
     
  13. Roman Banned Banned

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    English and bad English.
     
  14. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    English is my native tongue, but I'm also pretty good in Spanish. I learned Spanish in high school and "on the job". Since I have a Spanish last name, I used to get all the Spanish speaking patients in our group practice. I'm now fluent as far as doing an eye exam goes, but just OK otherwise.

    This gets me in trouble sometimes as some of my patients think I speak perfect Spanish based on my performance during the exam. They soon learn otherwise.
     
  15. thedevilsreject Registered Senior Abuser Registered Senior Member

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    i can speak english and am at a reasonably poor standard in french and italian
     
  16. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    I did French in school, I studied Spanish for nearly a year, know a lot of Italian through study and similarity to Spanish and I know a lot of Polish people so I know basic Polish verb conjugation and phrases.

    I also studied Irish Gaelic for 8 years
     
  17. D1v1ne Registered Member

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    Linguistic freak

    I currently speak 9, 3 fluently, 3 decently, 3 need work.
     
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  19. spidergoat Trump rejects intelligence Valued Senior Member

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    I speak American and Ebonics.
     
  20. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    Can you count mathematics?!
     
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  22. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    A little French, German and Mandarin. And obviously, English.
     
  23. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    Genji is English Only.

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    I know several revolutionary slogans in Spanish but even that is getting rusty. I wish I knew several languages. Certainly Spanish and then French, German, Russian, Japanese.
     

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