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JulioC
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Hmm.. A bit of Latin, English, Malay and Portuguese...

I can read very poorly Arabic (if its the simplified version with the vocal anottations)

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quote:
Originally posted by The White Tree:
How exactly do you speak "Marine?" In the Navy we just speak english with a lot more cussing.

It is really called military speak.

It is a cobbled together language of foreign words english curses and abreviations.

MRE's on a LAV anyone?

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Aside from English, I know some German, having had three years of it in high school. If I watch a German-language program on local TV (say, something rebroadcast from Deutsche Welle or whatnot), I can get maybe one word in four. If I ever went there, though, I'd probably need some time with a Berlitz disc or something to refresh my memory.

Aside from that...I have that little knowledge of Spanish that anyone who's lived in Southern California acquires through osmosis. But that's about it.

Now Pamela, on the other hand, has been studying Turkish, and a little Arabic, because of all the friends she has over in that part of the world.

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English, German, Esperanto and a lil' Japanese which I've picked up from anime

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Ah, ok, I know what you mean now. Its talking with topic specific words. I never really considered that another language, but I guess you could make a case for that.
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After English, I took million years of French. However this doesn't mean I can actually speak French. I would love to be able to learn other languages, but it is very hard for me. My brother picks up languages easily and doesn't appreciate this skill at all. [Frown]
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quote:
Originally posted by alfrin:
Before some of the meaner grammar police show up. Speak in proper sentences, capatalize things that should, and try and sound like you've completed English 9. This isn't a AOL chatroom LOLXD0wn3dBBQ a/sl wnt 2trad pix? type of place.

Given that the poster is a student from Chile (check their profile), the question is about speaking other languages, and their first-ever post asked about offering the pages in other languages, there might be another explanation for the less-than-perfect English. [Smile]
(Just as I'm sure there's a good reason why you didn't use a spellchecker. [Wink] )

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Well, I thought about everyone here already knew already, but for those who don't, I speak French and English, working on Russian, and I can make some sense out of Italian and Spanish. (And I know a few words in German and Japanese, but they don't really count.)

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Mostly just English.

My french has gotten exponentially better since moving to Ottawa, and I could probably get by with it now, but it's still brutal.

That's it. I'd love to be fluent in French and Japanese, too, though.

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Topic: how languages do you talk, spoke, or write??

This looks suspiciously akin to mid-1960's Cowboy-to-Indian Speak, a language that I can manage reasonably well on a good day.

Other than that I continue to plod along with my native tongue, Midwestern US clod perversion of what was once called "English" and the remnants of what Latin I learned 40+ years back.

In summary, my answer to your topical question is:

<Holds up two and one-half fingers>  -

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English-English (native), French (not well), German (badly), Italian (hardly), Japanese (numbers 1-10)

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My neice can speak Govan: "Gin awa' doon the toon n git mi a bottle o thon ginger, n dinnae hing aboot neither."

(Ah, one is minded of that bit in The Acid House movie - 'Twenty F**kin' regal, c**t!'... )

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
My neice can speak Govan: "Gin awa' doon the toon n git mi a bottle o thon ginger, n dinnae hing aboot neither."

(Ah, one is minded of that bit in The Acid House movie - 'Twenty F**kin' regal, c**t!'... )

So she's Irish then?

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English is my first language, and I have a working knowledge of French, Spanish, and Gaidhlig.

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