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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 reefedjib View Post
    I totally disagree that Wiki is often wrong. It can be trusted.
    How so? Anyone with a penchant for changing history can go there and do it at will. How long do you think before it will be discovered? Not before you regurgitate it here.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I think enclaved is appropriate. With Corsica, France controls territorial waters.
    I'm pretty sure that Monaco controls its own immediate offshore. In any case, by this definition, wouldn't Gambia be an enclave of Senegal? Yemen of Saudi Arabia? I don't think so. Lesotho IS an enclave.

    You didn't source your definition. That certainly doesn't appear in the OED.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Does anybody know anything about Rosetta Stone? Is it worth the cost, or actually useless for the expense?

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Rarely wrong, truly.
    Well, I did say 'too often', not 'often'. Too often for a reference source might be an infrequent occurrence. Nevertheless, I find mistakes and inaccuracies not infrequently.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Does anybody know anything about Rosetta Stone? Is it worth the cost, or actually useless for the expense?
    Hi BM!

    No, I've not come across this (except when I visited the British Museum), is it an online reference source?
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    How so? Anyone with a penchant for changing history can go there and do it at will. How long do you think before it will be discovered? Not before you regurgitate it here.
    Let's find out! I modified Monaco such that the very first sentence refers to "Monaco/Monte Carlo" instead on "Monaco". It is true that anyone can change, but they do have review processes in place. They cite references. It is a good starting point and if all parties agree to what is stated in Wikipedia as a source, then there is no problem. If there is a disagreement, it is easy to go to other sources to resolve it.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I'm pretty sure that Monaco controls its own immediate offshore. In any case, by this definition, wouldn't Gambia be an enclave of Senegal? Yemen of Saudi Arabia? I don't think so. Lesotho IS an enclave.

    You didn't source your definition. That certainly doesn't appear in the OED.
    Enclave | Define Enclave at Dictionary.com

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Fluent in English and Hebrew and semi-fluent in Russian. I can speak enough Arabic to get by, but cannot read or write the language very well. Learned a bit of Spanish from my younger brother and his wife (both are fluent). A smattering of Yiddish. I can read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, but the cursive scripts (hieratic/demotic) are much more difficult.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    No, I've not come across this (except when I visited the British Museum), is it an online reference source?
    Rosetta Stone is a computerized language learning system...

    Language Learning | Rosetta Stone

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    50?

    Let's see...
    France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Canada, Haiti, (10) Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, (20) Rwanda, Burundi, 2 Congos, Gabon, Cameroon, Mauritania, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar (30) Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti, Lebanon, Vanuatu and I'm just about done. Any I've missed? Former French Indo-chinese countries cannot be included as they really no longer use French in any official way whatever.

    Sorry, but you awoke Competitive Trivia Geek in me.
    I think you've helped to prove my point more than anything else, even though the count landed a bit short of 50. XD

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