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Old 09-09-11, 12:29 PM
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Are you a native speaker of English?

English is not my native language.

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Old 09-09-11, 12:42 PM
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Neither Am I... grew up in Spanish, Puerto Rican Spanish.
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Old 09-09-11, 12:45 PM
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I was born and raised in Texas. I speak Texican, which is sorta like English, ya'll.
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Old 09-09-11, 12:47 PM
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Mexican spanish, but in the north of Mexico just under California some people speak Spanglish
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Old 09-09-11, 12:52 PM
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I speak Yankee. Which is like English, but with the Noah Webster modifications.
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Old 09-09-11, 01:29 PM
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I am an american (born and raise in the USA)... but in terms of what language I speak I guess that means nothing. I speak several languages but consider english to be my native tongue...
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Old 09-09-11, 01:47 PM
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Yes, American English. Quite passable in most other forms.

But I do remember my first Rugby Tour of England and Wales. We were on the top of a double decker bus in Southern Wales and too older guys in the seat in front of us were talking. It was 5 minutes before we realized they were speaking English.
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Old 09-09-11, 02:28 PM
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I speak Canadian. Completely different from US English, eh? We add a 'u' to many of our words just to be different.
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Native Floridian. Ya'll knowes I can speak English. It's Friday night and wein gonna have a gut time!
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
I speak Canadian. Completely different from US English, eh? We add a 'u' to many of our words just to be different.
Wut r u talkin' abut?
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Old 09-09-11, 03:02 PM
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Wut r u talkin' abut?
Like your sense of humour.
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My wife grew up with English in schools, on the streets, etc and spoke Spanish at home or with other Puerto Ricans in the hood. Her parents knew little English. So she learned two at once.
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When my wife and I arrived in Australia for our honeymoon back on '06, our flight was ~3h late, so I had to call for the shuttle bus to pick us up to take us to our hotel. I don't know if it was the jet lag or what, but I made the poor lady on the other end of the line repeat her greeting three times. After that, the conversation improved greatly.

Separated by a common language, we are.
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Non capisco inglese, si puņ tradurre?
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
I speak Canadian. Completely different from US English, eh? We add a 'u' to many of our words just to be different.
Canadian sounds like native Wisconsin or Minnesotans, but you'all spell your words funny up there. Eh?
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Old 09-09-11, 04:52 PM
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Mexican spanish, Spaniard spanish and Souht American spanish are ALL different, just like American english, British english and Aussie english!!!

I KNOW THAT NOT ALL THE COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA SPEAK SPANISH!!!

I, like all mexicans (except the indigenous mexicans) speak Castilian spanish, and i know (correct me if i'm wrong) that spaniards speak both catalan spanish and gailician spanish, but we can all understand each other.

Don't know what type of spanish the people of the countries in south america speak, like Argentina.

And i also don't know if there is a name for the different english styles between USA, the Brits and the Aussies.

BTW i've lived in Australia and the english kicks so much ASS!!!!! it's full of slang, i love the Aussie english!!!!
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Don't forget Brazil...
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Don't forget Brazil...
Brazil doen't speak spanish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!O_o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they speak Portuguese!!!
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Don't forget Brazil...
You're fired.
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Brazil doen't speak spanish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!O_o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they speak Portuguese!!!
Er, that's what I meant. (Best friend's wife is from there...)
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Originally Posted by vtjim View Post
Er, that's what I meant. (Best friend's wife is from there...)
hahahahaha, it kinda sounds spanish-ie, but it's totaly different!!!

at least you didn't say they speak Brazilian!!!!!
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You may be able to wax poetic, but can you wax Brazilian?
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