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  • I speak only English

    24 39.34%
  • I speak English and one other language, from birth

    3 4.92%
  • I speak English and two other languages, from birth

    3 4.92%
  • I speak English and one other language from studies

    13 21.31%
  • I speak English and two other languages from studies

    10 16.39%
  • I speak English and one language from birth, one language from studies

    4 6.56%
  • I speak English and two other languages from birth, one language from studies

    0 0%
  • I speak English and one other language from birth, and two other languages from studies

    0 0%
  • I speak English and two other languages from birth, two other languages from studies

    1 1.64%
  • I speak in excess of English, two native languages, and two learnt languages

    3 4.92%
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Thread: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I only speak two languages....English and bad English.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    English from birth. Spanish and French because of my job and family condition. I also understand papiamentu and Haitian creole because I've traveled to countries where they are very prominent.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    I only speak two languages....English and bad English.
    Maybe I should say that I can speak several dialects of Red Neck. I was watching a show last night on the Discovery Channel about North Carolina mountain folk and their strange dialect. I could understand every word they said and wondered why people were having such a hard problem with their speech. Must a ben em air dem yankees.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I'm a shamefully typical American: I speak only one language fluently.
    I know enough Spanish to carry on a very rudimentary conversation, and I know bits and pieces of other languages- ASL, French, Chinese.
    Other members of my family who have traveled widely are far more multilingual than I am.
    Reminds me of that famous line in "Inglorous Basterds."

    "Don't any of you Americans speak any other language other than English?"

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Maybe I should say that I can speak several dialects of Red Neck. I was watching a show last night on the Discovery Channel about North Carolina mountain folk and their strange dialect. I could understand every word they said and wondered why people were having such a hard problem with their speech. Must a ben em air dem yankees.
    Was training with a guy in Alabama when I started working for my current employer. I'm from Tennessee, so I speak igornant as good as anybody. But I learned a new word. We were using a Polaris ATV that wouldn't start with the battery, it had to be pull-started because the battery was dead from non-use. The guy said the ATV wouldn't crank because it hadn't been 'crunk' for a week. True story. No offense on him though. He was a product of south Alabama education, but a really good guy.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Was training with a guy in Alabama when I started working for my current employer. I'm from Tennessee, so I speak igornant as good as anybody. But I learned a new word. We were using a Polaris ATV that wouldn't start with the battery, it had to be pull-started because the battery was dead from non-use. The guy said the ATV wouldn't crank because it hadn't been 'crunk' for a week. True story. No offense on him though. He was a product of south Alabama education, but a really good guy.
    A "crunk" that reminds me of the time I went into the hospital for colon surgery. My room mate had just come out of surgery and couldn't pee so the nurse was trying to catheterize him. She was having a time getting the catheter into his urethra. He was an old country gentleman so he told her that the reason was "because it was all shrunk up." I almost split my staples laughing so hard.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Just English, I know some basic Spanish but just the basics!
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Was training with a guy in Alabama when I started working for my current employer. I'm from Tennessee, so I speak igornant as good as anybody. But I learned a new word. We were using a Polaris ATV that wouldn't start with the battery, it had to be pull-started because the battery was dead from non-use. The guy said the ATV wouldn't crank because it hadn't been 'crunk' for a week. True story. No offense on him though. He was a product of south Alabama education, but a really good guy.
    When I first moved to Alabama a funny thing occured similar to this. I was in the garage of a friend and he asked me to open the garage door. I asked "Which button do I press?" He looked at me and laughed. "You talk too formal, down here we say mash". That's right everyone around here says mash.. As in "mash that button for me."
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    When I first moved to Alabama a funny thing occured similar to this. I was in the garage of a friend and he asked me to open the garage door. I asked "Which button do I press?" He looked at me and laughed. "You talk too formal, down here we say mash". That's right everyone around here says mash.. As in "mash that button for me."
    I speak only English now, but was fluent in Portugese when I was a child. I lost most of it due to lack of use, but perhaps I would pick it up again fairly quickly with re-exposure. I took two years of Spanish back in high school and can understand basic Spanish, but really don't speak it with any degree of fluency.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    I speak only English now, but was fluent in Portugese when I was a child. I lost most of it due to lack of use, but perhaps I would pick it up again fairly quickly with re-exposure. I took two years of Spanish back in high school and can understand basic Spanish, but really don't speak it with any degree of fluency.

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    Only if you kow how to pronounce it. XD

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