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Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #25
I protest the lack of English and German in this poll!!!

That said, I checked 1 and 2, since I'm nowhere near fluent in German, though 5 years of study should count for something.

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Profile Homepage #26
Dude, "fluency" ain't exactly the measuring stick being used here. If it were, then nary a person would know any more than a single language. Hell, under those standards, one might argue that spy.there doesn't "speak" English, even though she's clearly functional with it.

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Member # 3040
Profile #27
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

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.

"I speak Hebrew, English, and a little Arabic. I want to learn Italian and Chinese."

I didn't know you were female, radix malorum est cupiditas. If everyone spoke Hebrew, problems like that would be avoided.

Ich kann "Wo ist meine Hose" auf vier Sprachen sagen, (English, Deutsch, Ivrit, Español) v'ani mavin arbeh Anglit v'Ivrit, but I'm fluent only in English.

[ Saturday, April 29, 2006 07:47: Message edited by: wz. As ]

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Posts: 508 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
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Member # 6652
Profile #28
A surprising amount of people speak nine languages, and an even more surprising amount speak no languages. :P

I myself am an uncultured American fool, meaning I speak only English. I am learning Spanish, and could carry on half of a conversation, but I'm not really fluent.

I'm also surprised that the first post in this topic wasn't TM in Japanese.

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Posts: 420 | Registered: Sunday, January 8 2006 08:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #29
quote:
Originally written by Dolphin.:

I was able to speak Macedonian/Greek as a child, but I don’t remember most of it.
Well, which one was it, Macedonian or Greek? They're two completely different languages, after all.

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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #30
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

quote:
Originally written by Dolphin.:

I was able to speak Macedonian/Greek as a child, but I don’t remember most of it.
Well, which one was it, Macedonian or Greek? They're two completely different languages, after all.

One great-grandparent was Macedonian and the other was Greek, it's kind of like when people speak to you combining two languages. Which, incidentally, is probably why I never learned either one fluently.
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 6388
Profile #31
I'm an Irish technical-Jew; ergo, I speak English.

And a little French and Japanese, but not really.
Posts: 794 | Registered: Tuesday, October 11 2005 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 7079
Profile Homepage #32
I speak English because I live in Australia and I have can speak a little bit of German which I learn at home and a tiny bit of Japanese which I learn at school.
Posts: 42 | Registered: Friday, April 28 2006 07:00
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Profile #33
I speak English, a little French, and a little Latin (with a bad French accent). At one time, I was going to try to learn both German and Greek, but somehow that never panned out.
Posts: 437 | Registered: Sunday, July 13 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 6193
Profile Homepage #34
I speak English, and I've studied Spanish for several years. Unfortunately it wasn't a very pleasant several years since it is my worst subject (if only everything could be as black and white as mathematics).

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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #35
What the heck?
Even using a liberal definition of "speak" -- say, "can communicate using said language without herculean strain" -- there are very few people here who possibly speak more than three languages.

Whoever speaks four or six or nine languages, you've got some splainin' to do!

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Dollop of Whipped Cream
Member # 391
Profile Homepage #36
quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

Wait. 2 people here can speak Italian? I am one... The other is Marlenny, maybe?
Actually no, I can't speak Italian. I can understand it fairly well and read it correctly, same with Portuguese, but I have a hard time coming up with sentences. Although I should say that am better at Italian than Portuguese.

Anyways, I'm fluent in Spanish, and I defend myself pretty well in English.

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Posts: 562 | Registered: Friday, December 14 2001 08:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #37
quote:
Originally written by i v. I:

What the heck?
Even using a liberal definition of "speak" -- say, "can communicate using said language without herculean strain" -- there are very few people here who possibly speak more than three languages.

Whoever speaks four or six or nine languages, you've got some splainin' to do!

I guess most of those was Aran:
quote:
Originally written by Charles Dexter Ward:

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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...



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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #38
You mean we have to communicate when speaking? There go most languages. In fact, I think I've been reduced to grunts and vague gestures.

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Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #39
I speak Austrlian-English natively. I took French at school (only because it was compulsory), but have forgotten it. Also, listening to Rammstein has taught me a couple of German words.

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Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Master
Member # 5977
Profile Homepage #40
Is this topit speaking, or also about understanding? because I can understand latin, and a bit of Greek. I'd like to know Russian, too.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Warrior
Member # 7002
Profile #41
I'm an uncultured boring American sod in the fact that I speak only English and "partial" French.

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 23:14: Message edited by: Mr.Bookworm ]

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Posts: 193 | Registered: Thursday, April 6 2006 07:00
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Profile #42
I speak four languages: English, Spannish, Norwegian, and Arabic.

No, really, I do.

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Leben Sie lang und prosperieren Sie.
Lever lang og prosper.
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Posts: 84 | Registered: Wednesday, July 6 2005 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 7035
Profile Homepage #43
For some odd reason, english isn't included there. any way:
English
Hebrew (going to do GCSE)
French
Italian (see Hebrew brackets)
and I'm going to start learning Magyar(hungarian) in preparation to go to the Sziget music festival to see Franz Ferdinand and Radiohead and many other magically amazing artists. And I'm 12.
*starts to feel unimaginably smug*

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Posts: 21 | Registered: Saturday, April 15 2006 07:00
Warrior
Member # 6234
Profile #44
English, Dutch, and a bit of French and German. Not so much.

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Posts: 150 | Registered: Saturday, August 20 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #45
quote:
Originally written by saunders:

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

And Italian? You said "Arrivederci" one time...
quote:
Originally written by spy-there:

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...
Then I have to ask: where you live? ;)

quote:
Originally written by Johannas-Visionary:

For some odd reason, English isn't included there. any way:
...Italian...

Another Italian speaker?! 4 in total?! :)

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Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 7085
Profile #46
I speak estonian, english, russian, a bit finnish and i can also speak estonian in võro dialect.
Posts: 6 | Registered: Saturday, April 29 2006 07:00
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Profile Homepage #47
quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

quote:
Originally written by spy-there:

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...
Then I have to ask: where you live? ;)

Helvetia.

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Profile #48
quote:
Originally written by Butt Paladin:

quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

quote:
Originally written by spy-there:

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...
Then I have to ask: where you live? ;)

Helvetia.

Wrong topic.

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Posts: 508 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 1993
Profile #49
quote:
Originally written by wz. As:

quote:
Originally written by Butt Paladin:

quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

quote:
Originally written by spy-there:

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...
Then I have to ask: where you live? ;)

Helvetia.

Wrong topic.

:confused: Now where is that Swiss connection?

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