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Offline Mylo

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What kind of languages do you speak?
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:07:23 am »
Me?  English only...but I hope to change that in the coming years :)
What about you all?  Do we have any bilinguals, trilinguals, etc?

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 12:08:30 am »
ME! I speak English natively, but German semi-fluently [still a bit hesitant, learning...]
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 12:43:04 am »
English and just a touch of German.
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 12:51:05 am »
English and..not very much hebrew, but I can understand some bits of conversation.

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 01:08:41 am »
English, I had taken spanish and russian in high school but its been awhile of not speaking any of it, and i dont remember to much though i do plan on going over russian again. i also had spoke lakota, but thats been a very long time

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 01:14:12 am »
I'm fluent in English.  I can get my point across in Spanish at the cost of making myself look like an idiot in the process.  I'm taking ASL I this semester, though I don't technically speak the language (this thread's title is a tad overspecific).
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 03:50:43 am »
English, and I can get understood in German. I wouldn't say I'm fluent at it, but I knew enough to cope in Germany for two weeks.

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 07:52:16 am »
English is my primary language, but there are several other languages in which I have some kind of understanding.
Such as limited conversational German, French, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese
And I know some bits and pieces of Finnish, Armenian, and a few others.

Although I’m not really confident enough, or skilled enough to talk in any language other than English.
And it’s only in text and writing that I’m actually able to do anything with other languages, however limited that may be.
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 09:16:52 am »
Only English. I studied a bit of Japanese years ago, and can pick out certain words and phrases, but am far from fluent. (:
I'm really interested in learning French and German!
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 11:15:48 am »
Engrish. fluwent in thart langwaj. :D

i dont speak spanish; just enough to describe things. but i can read some french & some spanish. & i also know some ASL. but alas, i dont know enough to get me around town if i were to travel.
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 12:03:56 pm »
I know English, and that is it.
I can figure out some Spanish if the person is speaking really slowly, or if I am reading and have a dictionary to use. Though, I would love to learn Russian (and plan to try very hard to do so). I simply find it a rather interesting language to hear and see.

Language is very hard for me, including English (I bumble my way through spoken English most of the time, but can read and write exceptionally well - to compensate, I guess). x_x
The sad thing is, my father is fluent in both English and Spanish, is working to become fluent in Japanese. He can also a fair amount of French and German, as well as Icelandic to a much smaller degree.


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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 12:53:31 pm »
English is my primary language of course, I took spanish back in high school, middle school, and a year of elementary, although I'm a bit rusty... I can understand spanish but I can't really speak it back anymore

Planning on learning Japanese later this year though, always wanted to learn it

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 01:34:47 pm »
English and I also know a bit Japanese, I took a class in highschool so I know only little phrases like "This is not my bag" and "Where is the bathroom"  :D
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 07:35:26 pm »
English

I wanted to learn German in high school, but my mother said it would be too difficult for me and she pressured me to take Spanish instead.  :P Now 20 years later, I've pretty much forgotten all the Spanish I've learned.
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 07:48:10 pm »
I'm only fluent in English. I wont claim anything else unless I am fluent in it.

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 08:44:46 pm »
English + Spanish,fluent in both.
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 09:26:46 pm »
I speak American! How's that for ya? (:
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 09:33:57 pm »
English, French, some Conlangs of my own engineering, but they don't exactly count
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 09:41:55 pm »
I can also speak Alaskan Malamute very fluently.  ;)

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2012, 10:59:26 pm »
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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2012, 07:43:04 am »
I speak English and conversational Spanish. I'm pretty rusty though. I used to live in Miami and learned a lot there, but then I forgot a bunch of it when I moved and just wasn't exposed to it. I'd love to relearn it!

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012, 08:29:28 am »
IBM Code page 437.  Fluently.  With a little bit of PETSCII thrown in for good measure...


O.K., O.K., computer jokes aside if you haven't guessed already I speak American English.  Big surprise, right?  Incidentally, everyone has their own personal strengths and weaknesses, and one of my many weaknesses happens to be learning to speak foreign languages.  I could always pick up computer languages with relative ease, but when it came to taking French in high school I was an absolute disaster at it.  I could figure out how to read and write French to some degree, but speaking it and understanding what was spoken to me was a whole other matter entirely!  Honestly, I don't know how I was able to pass French I and French II-- I guess my performance on the written exams was just barely enough to keep me afloat because whenever I was asked an oral question by my teacher my stock answer was always "Je ne sais pas!"   :D

On a more interesting note, last summer I was actually able to pick up reading Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics well enough to actually read some real Ancient Egyptian stone tablets to some degree.  Those of you who are familiar with my writings on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2 Discussion thread on this forum know that I absolutely love to deeply analyze things, and that I tend to take that task very seriously.  In this case, I wanted to come up with an authentic Ancient Egyptian name for an Ancient Egyptian fictional anthro character that I was designing.  When all of the lists of Ancient Egyptian names that I could find proved to not yield a name that was satisfactory for me, I decided that I would create my own authentic name.  I learned from my research that Ancient Egyptian as a language was related to Hebrew, and just like with many Hebrew-derived names, Ancient Egyptian names could be made from phrases, such as my own real-life Hebrew-derived name "Daniel," which means "God is my judge."  So I set out to make my own custom-tailored Ancient Egyptian phrase-name to suit my character, however before I could I had to learn how to actually make a phrase in Ancient Egyptian correctly, which involved learning vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, feminine suffixes, etc.  Three Hieroglyphic-to-English dictionaries, many instructional websites, and a week of practice later and not only was I able to come up with a phrase-name for my character in properly rendered Ancient Egyptian, but I was able to read some of the photographed authentic Ancient Egyptian tablets that were provided by some hobbyist Egyptology websites to test my reading ability on.  I thought that my being able to actually read something that was written thousands of years ago was very cool, and I was quite pleased with myself at the time.  Of course it's not like you can find a way to use the ability to read Hieroglyphics everyday, so I have probably forgotten 90% of what I had learned already, but I suppose that I could always try to pick it up again if I ever really needed to.  And the name that I came up with my character?  Well, that's going to remain a "sheta" (Hieroglyphic Transliteration "StA," meaning "secret") until I have finally settled on her final design and have drawn and published her!   :)

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2012, 11:32:32 pm »
Mostly proper english littered with both Australian and British slang. I was taught some indonesian in primary school, a year of japanese too long ago to have been any use, but I've picked up a few bits and pieces since, learnt 3 years of french in secondary school. I've also picked up some german, russian and spanish but that's more for understanding than speaking.

And now I'm working on learning 'cant' language of the 1700s.

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2012, 04:13:27 pm »
Spanish, English and Japanese (only a little.)  :D

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Re: What kind of languages do you speak?
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2012, 03:21:30 am »
English and just a touch of German.

This. I wanted to learn Spanish until I started taking it in school, but even though I now hate it (and remember basically none of the lessons even as I do them) I'm sticking with it because I don't want my desire to learn German to be killed in the same manner.
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