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    Do you speak or understand more than one language and use it at home?

    I have a relatively basic understanding of my native language but I can't speak it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulu_language
    I also have a basic understanding of Quebec French but I never took any courses after 8th Grade.
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    I have studied Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese. I can understand some, but speak very little. Not at home, though, because I would just be talking to myself. Husband has not studied other languages.
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    I learned a fair amount of sign language while teaching it to my kid starting when he was a toddler. Its cool cuz I can now "talk" to my kid across a big room, from a playing field, swimming pool, I a quiet setting or anywhere where verbal speech is not convenient.

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    I only know english. Not sure if programming languages count as languages since we dont exactly talk to each other in Javascript...

    Personally, I refuse to learn to speak spanish because of the outright insistence that I as an American need to learn the language of an invading country. If I had any intention of going to Mexico or another spanish speaking country, then I believe I would be the one that needed to learn spanish, but when they come here, shouldnt they learn our language?
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    I speak fluent cat.
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    1st Language is English
    I'm fluent in Spanish
    I'm conversant in American Sign Language (meaning I know the alphabet and some key words and phrases so I could painstakingly get through a conversation in ASL if need be)
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    I speak American
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    I speak American
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    Only one language is spoken at my house. That's American and they can't take that away.
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    Yes and No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamp View Post
    Do you speak or understand more than one language and use it at home?
    Absolutely NOT!

    Hell, I'm still workin' on English....

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    I like to speak Indian when Danke is around so he wanders what I am plotting . I do not speak Sanskrit though .

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    I speak and understand Spanish, but I'm not fluent. I want to be, because I live in Mexico. Unfortunately, my Mexican roommate (who is not here right now, she's out of the country for a couple months) really wants to learn English, so at home her rule is we have to speak English only. Sometimes she'll forget and speak Spanish, which is good for me, since I want to practice my Spanish.

    Other than that...HTML and CSS, if those count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamp View Post
    I have a relatively basic understanding of my native language but I can't speak it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulu_language
    I also have a basic understanding of Quebec French but I never took any courses after 8th Grade.
    I took French , German , Spanish and English in the 8th and 9th grade and then just English 10th , 11th & 12th grade . Twelth grade english was a breeze but the rest sucked .

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    I took French in high school and college Spanish but only fluent in English. A little Spanglish.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I like to speak Indian when Danke is around so he wanders what I am plotting . I do not speak Sanskrit though .
    And I would know you are just pretending. Since being partially civilized, you Injuns forgot your native tongue a long time ago.
    Last edited by Danke; 09-14-2017 at 12:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    And I would know you are just pretending. Since being partially civilized, you Injuns forgot your native tongue a long time ago.
    Chokma ishatta'shki!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    And I would know you are just pretending. Since being partially civilized, you Injuns forgot your native tongue a long time ago.
    Yah nuwa - tu .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Yah nuwa - tu .
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    Chokma ishatta'shki!
    Speaking Klingon is fun too.
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    I consider my Russian basic, but I was always placed in "advanced" classes when I took it formally. I'm in the process of putting together a blog where I translate Russian current events articles into English, matter of fact.

    I know a smattering of German from college and enough Italian to read music scores. I had to learn some Japanese words to study kobudo and iaito, but that's not the same as learning the language. I know some Arabic and Greek hymns. Hopefully someday another liturgical language class will open up so I can try formal Arabic study.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    I only know english. Not sure if programming languages count as languages since we dont exactly talk to each other in Javascript...

    Personally, I refuse to learn to speak spanish because of the outright insistence that I as an American need to learn the language of an invading country.
    If I had any intention of going to Mexico or another spanish speaking country, then I believe I would be the one that needed to learn spanish, but when they come here, shouldnt they learn our language?
    More than one country's people are predominantly Spanish-speakers, tho(a lot moar)...
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RPEphesians 6:12 (KJV)//I sell stuff here go buy nao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Speaking Klingon is fun too.
    Latyehtu ksa Danke awa lhalek Thuwakwa - na yetse - na .

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    More than one country's people are predominantly Spanish-speakers, tho(a lot moar)...
    Thats fine. Neither my country or my house. I dont really care if people can speak spanish, but when doing business in the US, what I do care is people can speak english. If I went to Russia, I think they would have just as much of a legitimate call for me to speak russian as much as possible while I was there. That is only fair, right? Same goes with spanish...
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    Norwegian, Hungarian, Russian, German, and English.

    I use none of them anymore... especially English.
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    Spanish- some German and French.
    There is no spoon.



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