View Poll Results: A Poll On Languages

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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I would not have organised my poll in such a way were I on pravda.ru, of course.
    pravda has a political debate site? How unusual.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    'Vous avez des seins jolie' would do, just don't expect to get a "merci" after saying it to a girl.
    What's a way to say it where you would get a merci?

    I know that "lemme spank your fanny" is a way in British English to get a date.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The point is to say it to a girl who doesn't speak French so it sounds romantic.
    It is romantic.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    What's a way to say it where you would get a merci?

    I know that "lemme spank your fanny" is a way in British English to get a date.
    You might want to be careful when speaking dirty in British English, it could get you married.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    What's a way to say it where you would get a merci?

    I know that "lemme spank your fanny" is a way in British English to get a date.
    Probably not, unless you're at a BDSM club, fanny has a different meaning in British English.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You might want to be careful when speaking dirty in British English, it could get you married.
    I said it the other day to an English friend (female) and she was shocked. I pleaded ignorance!

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Probably not, unless you're at a BDSM club, fanny has a different meaning in British English.
    Yep.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You can always give it the good ole college try. Give it a few weeks and then stop.
    I found a hundred-fifty or so year old Ancient Greek textbook lying about my grandmother's dungeon of a basement. Opened it, closed it immediately. No wonder the Greeks were so smart! You'd have to be to learn their language. I'm pretty sure that all the Greeks who weren't born with genius IQs either went insane or died of a brain haemorhage trying to speak their first sentence.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Do klingon and elvish count?

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I speak english and can curse fluently in spanish and farsi. I know a few phrases in german and arabic and can say hello in whatever language the Ugandan's speak.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I found a hundred-fifty or so year old Ancient Greek textbook lying about my grandmother's dungeon of a basement. Opened it, closed it immediately. No wonder the Greeks were so smart! You'd have to be to learn their language. I'm pretty sure that all the Greeks who weren't born with genius IQs either went insane or died of a brain haemorhage trying to speak their first sentence.
    You may have been joking but there might actually be a strong connection between the difficulty of a language and the intelligence of the people who use it, as one must remember that we do not merely speak in our native languages but also use them in our thoughts. The more developed the language is the more words there are to offer a solution to our problems.
    Likewise, the more languages a person knows the more ways a person has to work towards the solution.

    Further information on the subject:

    Linguistic determinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Linguistic relativity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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