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Infiltrator
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I am struck by the diversity of the members on these boards. While there's some different language-speakers that we all know (MagmaDragoon), I didn't know, for instance, that Thralni was Dutch. Therefore, I've decided to do my duty as new member and make an annoying poll about it.

(I don't think this has been done before, but correct me if I'm wrong.)

Poll Information
This poll contains 2 question(s). 47 user(s) have voted.
You may not view the results of this poll without voting.

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Shock Trooper
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You stand corrected.

And in order to complain about the poll a bit, none of the languages I speak are listed in the second question. While it's understandable for e.g. Swedish, I would imagine there being more people who speak German (or English for that matter), than Dutch. No offence, Thralni.

Oh, right. The "please specify" bit: I speak Finnish, Swedish, German and English.

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 02:10: Message edited by: Redstart ]
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I speak English and German.
Ich sprache Englisch und Deutsch.

EDIT: It would probably be more correct to say that I read and write German. I almost never speak it.

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 02:18: Message edited by: Wild Kinky Slugs ]

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I am Finnish, so speak Finnish. I know my way around English, and I could utter a few words of Swedish, but they wouldn't make much sense together.

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Agent
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O_o you could have added German, you know. Since three of the active members are natively speaking it. I'm one of them.
:P Also you forgot Greek and Latin, ignoring all the classically educated people.

I speak German, English and French. Italian and New-Greek too, but less perfected.

edit: WKS, I don't believe you the German bit. If you fail to conjugate such a simple verb as "sprechen" ... =p

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 02:31: Message edited by: spy-there ]

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Master
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I speak Dutch, german, French, English, and a bit of Hebrew.

Dutch and English are the best, but the other three are quite bad.

And for some reason, I feel sort a flattered that the cause of this poll to be made, is I.

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Ich spreche Deutsch, I speak English, je ne parle pas Francais (Mort), and I speak a few sentences in a various fantasy lingos, a few of them self-invented.

Ezkedan ezkarzat, cór'tat ezkedoran. Avistes morzul, ar nurmontes cal. Aa' menle nauva calen ar' ta hwesta e ale'quenle'; xa madatuné kulamé.

Also see this post.

Edit: Also, my number of known languages fluctuates between 0 and infinity, so I checked all those boxes because I could. The poll is worthless anyway...

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 04:15: Message edited by: Charles Dexter Ward ]

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Ani midaberet Ivrit, Anglit v'ktzat Aravit. Ani rotzah lilmod Italkit v'Sinit.

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quote:
Originally written by I Would Have Been Your Daddy:

...While there's some different language-speakers that we all know (MagmaDragoon)...
I am so famous? :cool: !

Anyway, I speak Italian (of course) and a bit of English (that isn't in the pool, sadly).

Wait. 2 people here can speak Italian? I am one... The other is Marlenny, maybe?

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I speak English and some Latin, Ancient Greek, Spanish, Polish, and German.

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;p Kel, do you have Polish ancestors?

Aww, we have two Arabs here! :eek: and one person speaking Swahili!
Who the babel are they?

edit:
Magma, it's me. Ma la mia conoscenza di italiano è ancora più bassa di quella di Greco v_v I exaggerated a bit by clicking on Italian v_v

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 07:58: Message edited by: spy-there ]

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I'm not Polish (or even Slavic) at all. I started taking it because it is a living language with very similar features to the dead ones that I've been studying. The grammar is a lot like Latin's.

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In accordance with the prophecy...
I speak In order of Fluency:
Valish
Gangash <-though I've yet to find a use for this.
English
Spanish
Arabic
Tria'Mojae
Sign Language

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Law Bringer
Member # 335
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Ani hablo English, español, y ktzat meod ivrit.

—Alorael, who spent an inordinate length of time deciding which languages got which words.
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Java, Perl, Basic, and enough of C and Pascal to understand the basics. And AvernumScript, of course. Wait...

Fluent in English and I know enough of Quebecois to read it and be able to understand and be understood in a conversation (close enough to French). I can usually get the gist of a Dutch conversation, if they speak slowly.

EDIT: Typo. I wouldn't want my 1337 5P34K to be misunderstood, now would I?

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[ Friday, April 28, 2006 08:24: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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quote:
Originally written by spy-there:

Magma, it's me. Ma la mia conoscenza di italiano è ancora più bassa di quella di Greco v_v I exaggerated a bit by clicking on Italian v_v
Meglio che niente! ^_^ I'm really happy that someone study Italian at school!

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Mr. Vince PE Edshottsargh:

Ani hablo English, español, y ktzat meod ivrit.

—Alorael, who spent an inordinate length of time deciding which languages got which words.

:) English, Spanish and Hebrew.
I spent quite a lenght of time to find out that not every word represents another language >_<

edit:
Magma, I live very close to your country, 6% of our inhabitants are Italian, thus I learn a bit in the pizzeria, on the streets, or in Holidays. Currently no school ;_; but I'd like to enroll me in courses.

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 09:44: Message edited by: spy-there ]

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I speak English.

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I can speak 3/4 English and 3/4 Russian. I also studied German in high school, but forgot most of it. (3/4 English and 3/4 Russian means that my English is still far from perfect, but I am already starting to forget Russian.)

Я знаю английский, русский и частично немецкий. (Russian version is much shorter, because I have to select letters one at a time from Character Map.)

Ich kann Englisch und Russisch schprechen. Ich hat Deutsch in die Schule gestudiert, aber ich hat es vorgessen.

quote:
Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:

Ani midaberet Ivrit, Anglit v'ktzat Aravit. Ani rotzah lilmod Italkit v'Sinit.
So you speak Hebrew, English and some Arabic? I think second sentence says something about Italian, but I am not sure.

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 10:04: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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I've given up speaking.
I have two months in which to learn Spanish, but would rather learn Croatian which is pretty.

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quote:
Originally written by Wild Kinky Slugs:

Ich spreche Englisch und Deutsch.
FYT.

Unless you wanted to say "Ich sprach Deutsch," indicating that you no longer do.

I speak English, German and Japanese.
Ich spreche Englisch, Deutsch und Japanisch.
英語とドイツ語と日本語が事を出来ます

EDIT: Actually, it'd probably better to say "Ich kann Deutsch."

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 10:16: Message edited by: Butt Paladin ]

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I speak English and very little Spanish.

I was able to speak Macedonian/Greek as a child, but I don’t remember most of it.
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My native language is English. Heh. Boring. XD I took German in school. I took AP German last year. I can read it pretty fluently, and write pretty well, since I know enough to get my point across if I don't know exactly how to say something, but it's way harder to do that spontaneously, while speaking. But I could probably function all right in a German situation. (I understood the original versions of those Avernum reviews that were in German. XD)

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English. I dropped both Japanese and French because I'm just not a language person.

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