What languages do you speak?

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Besides English, what languages do you speak?

None. I only speak English.
55
24%
German
47
20%
Dutch/Afrikaans
14
6%
Other North Germanic lang (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Faroese)
11
5%
Spanish
22
9%
Portuguese
4
2%
French
22
9%
Italian
4
2%
Other Romance lang (Romanian, Catalan, etc.)
3
1%
Greek
1
0%
Russian
10
4%
Other Slavic lang (Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Bulgarian, etc.)
7
3%
Arabic (any dialect)
2
1%
Japanese
9
4%
Korean
0
No votes
Mandarin or other Chinese dialect (Min, Wu, Yue, Cantonese, etc.)
4
2%
Tai-Kadai lang (Thai, Lao, etc.)
0
No votes
Indo-Aryan lang (Hindi/Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, etc.)
4
2%
Any notable Conlang (Esperanto, lojban, Interlingua, etc.)
2
1%
Other -- Let us know in the comments!
12
5%
 
Total votes : 233

What languages do you speak?

Postby TheJuggler » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:19 pm

We're such a diverse crowd, so (as a budding linguist) I'm naturally very curious as to what languages we speak.

Unfortunately, I had to group some languages by family (Tai-Kadai, North Germanic, Chinese languages, Indo-Aryan, Slavic, etc.) or by mutual intelligibility (Dutch/Afrikaans). But if you fall in one of those groups, tell us more in the comments!


As for me, I only speak German, and even that only for a few years. But I'd love to learn Mandarin.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby BFett » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:47 pm

I only speak English, I also understand a little Spanish because I took it in high school. Oh and I also know most of my Morris Code letters :P
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Scytale » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:57 pm

How do you define speak, if I may ask? I'm by no means fluent in German, but I can hold conversation on a rudimentary level, and I'm learning Mandarin at as rapid a rate as I can (I recommend it, by the way, even at a basic level it's profoundly rewarding).
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Victor Tombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:27 am

TheJuggler wrote:We're such a diverse crowd, so (as a budding linguist) I'm naturally very curious as to what languages we speak.

Unfortunately, I had to group some languages by family (Tai-Kadai, North Germanic, Chinese languages, Indo-Aryan, Slavic, etc.) or by mutual intelligibility (Dutch/Afrikaans). But if you fall in one of those groups, tell us more in the comments!


As for me, I only speak German, and even that only for a few years. But I'd love to learn Mandarin.


We have a moderator named Grumblesaur who is interested in linguistics. He doesn't seem to be here as often as he used to be. I miss that. :(

Perhaps your interest will tempt him to post more again. ;) :angel:
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Hyperion » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:49 am

I speak a little Hood, and am fluent in idiot, brainfart, and awkward. Do those count though?
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:09 am

German as native language, english in text that i dont even know if its english or german (spoken english not as good, i understand conversations without problem but original voice dr.who is too much), C/C++/C# "i can hold a conversation", a few fragments klingon :mrgreen:
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Sono » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:12 am

Besides German I only speak English ;)

I'm very intrigued by conlangs like Lojban and Esperanto but unfortunately it seems too useless for me. I could use Lojban in programming.. but I probably don't want to delve into those areas..
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:26 am

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But yeah, i'd also be interested in learning lojban.
But whom to talk to?
Whom to actively learn it with?
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Grumblesaur » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:12 am

Victor Tombs wrote:
TheJuggler wrote:We're such a diverse crowd, so (as a budding linguist) I'm naturally very curious as to what languages we speak.

Unfortunately, I had to group some languages by family (Tai-Kadai, North Germanic, Chinese languages, Indo-Aryan, Slavic, etc.) or by mutual intelligibility (Dutch/Afrikaans). But if you fall in one of those groups, tell us more in the comments!


As for me, I only speak German, and even that only for a few years. But I'd love to learn Mandarin.


We have a moderator named Grumblesaur who is interested in linguistics. He doesn't seem to be here as often as he used to be. I miss that. :(

Perhaps your interest will tempt him to post more again. ;) :angel:


I've been spending a lot of time engulfed in Terraria, Guns of Icarus, C++, conlanging, Homestuck, and procrastinating on my linguistics homework lately.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Victor Tombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:32 am

Grumblesaur wrote:I've been spending a lot of time engulfed in Terraria, Guns of Icarus, C++, conlanging, Homestuck, and procrastinating on my linguistics homework lately.


I'm pleased to read that you are using your time wisely, Grumblesaur. Sorry to say, I know all about procrastination. :oops:

Don't neglect that homework. ;) :angel:
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Dinosawer » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:45 am

I speak Dutch (of the Flemish variety), English and passable French. Odd thing, despite having learned French a lot longer than English my English is a lot better. :lol:

I quite like the concept of lojban, but indeed, who the hell speaks it? :roll:
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby CSE » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:01 am

Dinosawer wrote:Odd thing, despite having learned French a lot longer than English my English is a lot better. :lol:

Alors présentez-vous à 0600 pour une session d'entrainement rapide.

La pratique est la seule chose qui compte pour les langues. Je propose donc la motion suivante pour aider Dinosawer:
-> Le forum "Suggestion" n'accepte plus que les suggestions en français.
Comme ça on fait d'une pierre deux coups: Dino améliore son français et Josh n'a plus besoin d'excuse pour ignorer les "feature-creeps" qui résultent de la lecture de ce forum.

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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby MWJ » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:06 am

Native German (as far as Austrian dialects are considered to be "real" German by our northern neighbours :P) speaker with good English and passable Italian here, as a medical student also some form of latin... (only passive) :thumbup:

Something quite interesting I personally experienced is that I start thinking solely in English while using it, something I don't do with Italian or Latin.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:15 am

MWJ wrote:Native German (as far as Austrian dialects are considered to be "real" German by our northern neighbours :P) speaker with good English and passable Italian here, as a medical student also some form of latin... (only passive) :thumbup:

Something quite interesting I personally experienced is that I start thinking solely in English while using it, something I don't do with Italian or Latin.


There are only 2 groups of people who speak real german:
Austrians and Bavarians.

Those filthy prussians dont speak german :P
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Postby MWJ » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:21 am

Cornflakes_91 wrote:There are only 2 groups of people who speak real german:
Austrians and Bavarians.

Those filthy prussians dont speak german :P


One who knows the true nature of things! How pleasant :P
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