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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    what languages do you speak?

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    English,
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    Sanskrit (been a while though and its whacktarded)
    a little bit of French on the side.

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    English (native),
    ASL (fluent),
    French, Italian, and Spanish (pidgin).

    {edit** Oh, and I took latin in high school (damn I'm old) but I'm better with the pig dialect now.
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    English and some ASL.
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    English is my first language, despite having been born in Pittsburgh. I studied Spanish for 5 years in junior and seor high. I studied Italian for one semester in college. Oddly enough, I've probably retained more of the Italian than Spanish. I was a bit more mature and serious about studying the Italian, and I have made more of an effort to retain it. Sadly, when I was in Argentina a few years ago, my attempts at speaking Spanish resulted in a garbled mash of Italian and Spanish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    English is my first language, despite having been born in Pittsburgh. I studied Spanish for 5 years in junior and seor high. I studied Italian for one semester in college. Oddly enough, I've probably retained more of the Italian than Spanish. I was a bit more mature and serious about studying the Italian, and I have made more of an effort to retain it. Sadly, when I was in Argentina a few years ago, my attempts at speaking Spanish resulted in a garbled mash of Italian and Spanish.
    That's my problem with the romantic languages, too damn close to one another.

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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    Looks like Italian and Spanish are early favorites here. I really wanna learn spanish but I want to give French a good go before I quit on it.


    I have a friend who speaks French, Flemish and German fluently often switching from one to the other when talking with his folks. This is apart from English and he is learning Italian. Dude scares the s*it out of me.

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    English, Snowy talk, bike talk......
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    Looks like Italian and Spanish are early favorites here. I really wanna learn spanish but I want to give French a good go before I quit on it.


    I have a friend who speaks French, Flemish and German fluently often switching from one to the other when talking with his folks. This is apart from English and he is learning Italian. Dude scares the s*it out of me.
    Got a cousin like that. He has Mandarin and Cantonese under his belt, along with Farsi, Arabic, and Bosnian.

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    English, American , and I do pretty well at French

    I can stumble by (enough for traveling about) in German and Italian

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    My native languages are Vietnamese and French.
    Learned Engrish through osmosis.
    Studied Russian in school

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    English (really Termitese), ASL (letters only), pig-latin, C, C++, Java, Perl, C#, Ada, Fortran, binary (ASCII/EBSDIC/2's Compliment, etc..), Assembly (IBM 3/60)
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    Flemish
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    a smattering of Spanish
    some basic words in Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean and Japanese

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    english barely

    Some russian a bit of spanish with a dash of german and a bit of french.
    Going to start my own mixed up language.
    fluent in non.

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    I speak American English and Southern American English. I can seamlessly switch from one to the other without missing a beat ya`ll. Howbout passn sum m biscuits?
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    Latin (yeah, I was a Latin nerd in high school- a bunch of us in AP Latin spoke it conversationally every day at the lunch table. You can just imagine what the jocks said about our little (N=4) group. I still "have it.")

    I can read Italian, Dutch, and Spanish.

    I just saw KT's list of programming languages- I didn't think to include these, but: C, C++, Python, Ruby, Java, SQL (if you want to call it a language), and bunch of others I no longer use.

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    Wow! Envious of you people!

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    Sub-terranean Bling street speak - YO!

    and have acted as a drunk interpretor, extraordinare more than once in my many facets of my careers ...

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    English, Spanish.

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    English and French. I took an intro Cree course in my first year of university. The only thing I remember in Cree is the first line to 'found a peanut', and basic greeting.

    The masters course that I'm enrolled in requires me to take an ancient language, either Greek, Latin or Hebrew. Leaning toward Hebrew or Greek.

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    English, Tagalog and some Pig-latin. I tried studying Spanish, German and French. Then I realized "WTF for?". Just saying.
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    English (native)
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    English and Klingon. I know I should really get out more!
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