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How many languages do you speak?
Another foo question.
Habtom




msg:3493328
 5:05 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

. . . which languages do you speak?

 

King_Fisher




msg:3493336
 5:28 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Geek, Nerd, Dos, Basic... oh yeah, a little bit of English...KF

Habtom




msg:3493369
 6:37 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

KF, you are pretty much multi-lingual ;)

Though I have been in the Middle East for almost 3 years now, I know the same arabic words I learned before I arrived here thinking people might speak more of Arabic. They are basically 20 words or so, and decreasing by one or two every month. :)

I speak two other languages. Despite all the tips I got on the thread What is a good way to learn a completely new language [webmasterworld.com], from listening to the radio while sleeping to getting a girl friend who speaks the language, I haven't moved a bit yet :)

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3493385
 7:44 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

English ... una o dos palabras en Espanol ... Glesca. ;)

2oddSox




msg:3493400
 8:24 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

None.

Have been residing in a non-English land for 4 years now, and not only can I not speak the local language fluently, whenever I try to revert back to English I find I even have problems getting that right.

What comes out tends to be a mish-mash of both languages that even I have problems understanding.

lawman




msg:3493524
 1:24 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

English and French - english french that is - as in cussing. :)

draggar




msg:3493531
 1:29 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

English and un pocito de Espaņol.

Also some Drow Elf, hickspeak (Norther New Englander dialect), and a little ghettospeak.

I can also ask someone if they're hungry in Vietnamese.

SEOMike




msg:3493549
 1:45 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

English and German. Was on vacation recently in Playa del Carmen Mexico and our tour guide spoke TEN languages! That was impressive!

Dabrowski




msg:3493563
 1:56 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Quite a few, English, American, Australian, some Canadian.

Also tourist French and I can ask for beer and wine in Polish.

Lipik




msg:3493657
 3:18 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dutch, English, German, French and some Croatian (well, that last one only enough to order food and drink, what else do you need?)

jatar_k




msg:3493672
 3:34 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

english, french, some spanish, some sign language (trying to get better)

php, perl, c, sql etc

LifeinAsia




msg:3493742
 4:38 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know some "bad" words in sign. :)

Oh, you mean spoken languages? Engrishee am my muther tung- I speeking it very good.

Korean- enough to make myself understood (usually).

A smattering of Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, and French (high school- have forgotten most of it).

And I can get by in Spanish: "Dos cervesas, por favor!" What more do you need? :)

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 4:38 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2007]

chocorol




msg:3493759
 4:48 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Spanish, English and a little bit of German

Staffa




msg:3493835
 5:55 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

English, Dutch, French, German and Italian

Dabrowski




msg:3493976
 7:52 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

php, perl, c, sql etc

I doubt you have ever 'spoken' these languages.

When was the last time you said:

my at thingstobuy. Push at thingstobuy bread. Push at thingstobuy milk. Push at thingstobuy cheese.

my dollar pen. open list greater than paper or die. print list foreach thingstobuy. close list.

go to door.
die.

:P

grandpa




msg:3493983
 8:03 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

my at thingstobuy. Push at thingstobuy bread. Push at thingstobuy milk. Push at thingstobuy cheese.

my dollar pen. open list greater than paper or die. print list foreach thingstobuy. close list.

go to door.
die.

You don't spend much time around programmers, do you? I still dream in php; it's been months since I wrote any code. As far as speaking code, that could account for why so many people cannot understand my spoken English. I also speak some of the same French that lawman speaks.

rocker




msg:3494041
 9:12 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

English and Igpay Atinlay

ronin




msg:3494131
 10:39 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ja umeju govorit' po-russki dovol'no khorosho.
I can speak Russian reasonably well.

Aber mein Deutsch ist vielleicht doch besser.
Though perhaps my German is better.

Et je peux parler en francais assez bien en plus.
And, further to that, I can also speak French quite well.

Nihongo ga sukoshi dekiru.
I can manage a little Japanese.

Desafortunadamente, mi espanol no esta tan bueno como estaba.
Unfortunately my Spanish isn't as good as it once was.

Ja znaju ukrainsku movu takozh - ale ne hovorju mnoho.
I know Ukrainian too - but I don't speak it much.

Turkce kucuk bilmiyorum.
I understand a little Turkish.

I clearly need to get out more.

[edited by: lawman at 9:04 am (utc) on Nov. 4, 2007]
[edit reason] per ronin's request [/edit]

Dabrowski




msg:3494149
 11:04 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

I clearly need to get out more.

Or maybe you've been out too much? ;)

shaadi




msg:3494390
 6:56 am on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and little bit of German (learned it in school)

:)

timster




msg:3494759
 4:13 pm on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

English, Broken English, a little French and German, and about 100 words of Korean mostly involving punching and kicking.

Broken English that one so import in understanding people.

King_Fisher




msg:3495290
 4:38 am on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

As you go around the world you start to notice that English has become

the universal tongue! Not every where, but pretty much so!...KF

ronin




msg:3495523
 2:22 pm on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

<off-topic pet rant>
Common languages are great but there is a real problem when a single universal tongue starts to dominate. How many concepts and ideas useful to the human community can be expressed in some languages but not in English?

When we lack the ability to express certain ideas in our common communication, we are all the poorer for it.

I think French is going a bit out of fashion as an international language, rather sadly. Come on Russian! Come on Mandarin!
</off-topic pet rant>

Essex_boy




msg:3496520
 6:52 am on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

English and many of its regional dialects - Frequently one slang word in Essex means something totally different in the Midlands.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3496571
 9:05 am on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Norther New Englander dialect

I would love to hear you saying your car is in a garage in Bar Harbor. :)

mattglet




msg:3503166
 10:06 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would love to hear you saying your car is in a garage in Bar Harbor. :)

Actually, you should have said:

I would love to heah you saying ya wicked cah is in a wicked gahrage in friggin Bah Habah. :)

Almost forgot to answer the original question... English, French (I listen better than I speak), and New England. ;)

phranque




msg:3503410
 6:24 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

And I can get by in Spanish: "Dos cervesas, por favor!" What more do you need? :)

<snip>

I doubt you have ever 'spoken' these languages.

never heard of perl poetry?
check out larry wall's "black perl".

[edited by: lawman at 8:20 am (utc) on Nov. 14, 2007]
[edit reason] Deleted Untranslated Spanish [/edit]

old_expat




msg:3503418
 6:36 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Southwest US english, enough Thai to get by, used to speak enough Vietnamese to get in trouble.

A few phrases of Spanish and a few words of Japanese.

Back during my drinking days I spoke all my second languages much more fluently. ;)

MatthewHSE




msg:3503777
 3:38 pm on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

HTML, CSS, PHP, can make my way around a Perl neighborhood okay but not fluently.

I doubt you have ever 'spoken' these languages.

Perhaps not, but I have dreamed some of them! ;)

In terms of real spoken languages, English is all I know. Took Latin in highschool, don't remember most of it but it's useful for deciphering some English words.

cornwall




msg:3504173
 10:38 pm on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

"Dos cervesas, por favor!" What more do you need?

Dos mas, por favor ;)

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