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 Andalublue View Post
    Native English and Yorkshire dialect. Fluent Spanish, good working French, basic German, Turkish, Thai. I can make a few sentences in Dutch and Khmer.

    Language learning is a bit of a hobby of mine. I really love doing it. Of all those languages, Turkish is the one I enjoy wrapping my tongue around most; it just sounds great to me.

    Other languages I'd like to have a go at learning: a Native American language (Nahuatl or Qechua probably), Hindi and Old Norse. I think they'd all be fun!
    You should learn Cherokee theres some evidence thats its distantly releated to Turkish (though you can see that in many native american languages, in the word 'Kayak' for example)

    Im a native english speaker, I speak english highschool (aka '****' french), good enough Spanish to live with a Spanish family and say most of what i wanted to say (at least i did a couple of years ago) and baisic Turkish.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    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
    Mhm, I have heard of this, although I've never studied it at all. I think it makes sense, though, because I think a more complicated language by its nature will force its users to think harder to command it.

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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 have been sadly misinformed. Few British girls enjoy anyone hitting their vagina, I'd advise against using this line.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You have been sadly misinformed. Few British girls enjoy anyone hitting their vagina, I'd advise against using this line.
    I've known a few that absolutely loved a good fanny spanking.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I've known a few that absolutely loved a good fanny spanking.
    Really? British girls are hard-core!!!
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I've known a few that absolutely loved a good fanny spanking.
    We got a good laugh about it and the brit girls thought it was hilarious! They couldn't believe we came out with the fanny pack.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Right - "fanny" is slang for vagina to the Brits.... "bottom" is for the buttocks.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I speak English only, but I have a smattering of Italian, and I used to know how to say 'nice tits' in French.
    You need to spruce up. Just in case you go to France.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I've always found it amusing that we have a chain joint called Chi-Chis that serves mexican food. for those who don't know...chi chis is mexican slang for tits
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    And so I ask the people of DebatePolitics:

    How many languages do you speak?

    Which languages do you speak?

    Are they learnt languages, or have you spoken them from birth?

    Which languages would you like to speak?

    Why do you want to learn said languages?

    The poll was a bit tricky to make, and so I ask, on top of answering the poll, to also answer the questions I've listed above.

    Cheers!
    Two languages I am fluent in which is English and Somali. One broken but I can understand when spoken to me is French but cannot write or read it and Arabic which I can read and write but cannot speak fluently.
    I studied Latin and German in secondary for a few year (more than one language were compulsory in school) but it was too long ago for me to even mention it as something which I can understand even brokenly, just bits and pieces. Amharic is the same, only words or phrases I can understand and only because of location

    Spoken Somali from birth it is my first language, everything else is something I learned. English was obviously a necessity in the country I was in and became my second language.

    I'd love to become fluent in Arabic for obvious reasons and Korean or Chinese would be my wish list on languages to learn due to my interest in those cultures. Oh and maybe some African languages outside my own, that would be awesome e.g. Amharic
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