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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    How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Hey all,

    In an ever-globalising world, it is a fact that the ability to speak multiple languages is a benefit to yourself, your people, and your nation. It is a badge of pride to be able to claim the title of polyglot, and will inevitably aide you in a great variety of your life's pursuits.

    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!

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Hey all,

    In an ever-globalising world, it is a fact that the ability to speak multiple languages is a benefit to yourself, your people, and your nation. It is a badge of pride to be able to claim the title of polyglot, and will inevitably aide you in a great variety of your life's pursuits.

    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!
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    English Natively, Spanish since childhood and some studies in college and Russian from living overseas and studying in college.
    I also command some simple japanese and can get around japan if need be.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    English alone.

    I would like to learn Latin, Ancient Greek, and Russian. For their history, and because highly inflected languages interest me.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Russian is hard as ballz.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I struggle with just english.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I know English natively and Deutsch from studies.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I'm surprised but also happy by how many people have cited Russian as a learnt language, or a language they'd like to learn. I've spoken Russian since birth (as well as French and English), but it's absolutely a useful language to learn. I've picked up passable German and Spanish from studies, but, alas, I doubt they'll ever be as good as my native languages. Still, they say that if you speak Spanish, Russian, English and French, you can go nearly anywhere on Earth and be understood, even if only rudimentarily. True world languages, those four.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I was raised on English and Turkish -- I haven't spoken Turkish much since my father died back in 1985 but I still understand most of it when I hear it. The harder part is speaking it. I never learned to read it, I only know it from listening and talking as a child. I learned Japanese in the military and in the best circumstances it's "broken" Japanese. I could bone up on it but the wife is Yugoslavian and doesn't speak anything but English - my mother is German and never learned Turkish and no one speaks Japanese. I don't think I'd like to learn any other languages... most everywhere I've been someone speaks a bit of English. I guess I'd learn another language if my job demanded it or there was some other dire need but other than that - nah.

    I do a helluva English accent though
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I only speak English.

    But, I'm still working on that - still run into new words every so often, or find that I was mispronouncing a word for one reason or another.

    Then again, English is such a mashup of words, many from other languages (or a version therof), that I probably know a few words from at least 5-10 other languages, in a way...heh.
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