What languages does everybody speak?


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What languages does everybody speak?

Postby Michael_C » Jun 12th, '07, 14:04

Just wondering, what languages (aside from English) does everyone here speak?


I'll start.


I speak Japanese well enough to not need English when I'm in Japan, and a smattering of Malasian.
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Postby xine » Jun 12th, '07, 14:06

An embaressing amount of Tagalog (the main dialect of the Philippines).
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Postby teaspoon » Jun 12th, '07, 14:21

Well, I did speak decent spanish but I'm rusty now. I'm looking to take German classes, though. And Latin. Whoa do I need Latin.

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Postby Mary R » Jun 12th, '07, 15:04

I can read Spanish surprisingly well, but I can't speak or write in it to save my life. Apparently, I have a one-track mindset when it comes to composition.
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Postby hop_goblin » Jun 12th, '07, 15:11

Fluent in Spanish, can understand arabic, Italian, portugese to some extent.
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Postby Space Samurai » Jun 12th, '07, 16:18

I can read a little French, and I speak even less. I'm learning Japanese right now.
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Postby tomasini » Jun 12th, '07, 16:51

im fluent in ebonics.

Please serenade me in Tagalog :shock:
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Postby Chip » Jun 12th, '07, 17:32

...hmmm...speak, just English, but I was always a wizz when it came to writing Spanish and learning the grammar, just never got the speaking down.

And after years of trying, I have given up trilling that damn "RR." So, I am willing to try any language where trilling R's is not required.

I have been looking for the right opportunity to learn Chinese and/or Japanese.
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Postby jogrebe » Jun 12th, '07, 17:51

Speak English, but I know enough of Biblical Greek and Hebrew to work my way through the Bible in the original languages given lexical references and time.
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Postby teaspoon » Jun 13th, '07, 08:33

chip wrote:And after years of trying, I have given up trilling that damn "RR." So, I am willing to try any language where trilling R's is not required.


How about swallowing your R's like in German?

Knowing Biblical Greek is the shizz.

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Postby Cinnamon » Jun 13th, '07, 08:55

I spent my high school career, as well as my college years, studying Spanish. I got to be quite good at it, too. Unfortunately, I haven't used it since then and it's dwindled to practically nothing. *sigh*

I've wanted to learn Latin, too, but find it a bit difficult to work out all on my lonesome.
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Postby Michael_C » Jun 13th, '07, 13:21

That trilling 'r' is common in Malasian also.

Start Japanese right away! It will take a good two or three years, if you study for at least two or three hours a day, before you can communicate in any meaningful way. There's no time to waste! And spend as much time as you can with Japanese people who don't speak good english.
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Postby rabbit » Jul 5th, '07, 00:53

I- of course- speak English, but also I am fluent in American Sign Language. In addition to those I know a very tiny amount of French and Spanish.
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Postby gemmellian » Aug 9th, '07, 15:29

Fluent French, Creole, rusty Japanese and horrible Chinese (my ancestors are rolling in their graves). Learning German currently.

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Postby augie » Aug 11th, '07, 21:31

[quote="tomasini"]im fluent in ebonics.
Fo shizzle . . .
I found this website a month ago and almost lost my breath laughing!
www.urbandictionary.com/

I speak "basic phone spanish".
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