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How many languages do you speak?

Another foo question.

     

Habtom

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

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. . . which languages do you speak?

King_Fisher

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

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

Habtom

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

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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

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

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

2oddSox

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

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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

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

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

draggar

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

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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

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

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

Dabrowski

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

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

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

Lipik

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

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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

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

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

php, perl, c, sql etc

LifeinAsia

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

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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

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

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Spanish, English and a little bit of German

Staffa

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

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English, Dutch, French, German and Italian

Dabrowski

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

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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

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

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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

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

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English and Igpay Atinlay

ronin

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

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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

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

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I clearly need to get out more.

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

shaadi

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

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

:)

timster

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

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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

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

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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

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

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<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

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

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

BeeDeeDubbleU

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

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Norther New Englander dialect

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

mattglet

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Dos mas, por favor ;)

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