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Posted: 9/10/2004 9:27:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:27:51 AM EST by ajm1911]
Just read a post by a non-native english speaker and was wondering what resources we had on ARF.com for other languages. Please sound off with languages you speak and proficiency.

I speak spanish fluently thanks to 2 years in South America.
Understand portugese, french and italian (written of course)
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:28:32 AM EST
I give this thread 8 posts before the Samuel L Jackson pic shows up........


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:29:22 AM EST
I am proud to say I am comfortably MONOLINGUAL.

I did study Russian in highschool, and I remember a little bit. A few phrases... and I can still read cyrillic...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:30:17 AM EST
what's with the SL jackson pic?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:30:50 AM EST
I here DK-Prof speaks some mean Dutch.

I can speak passable German and Spanish. My Russian is extremely poor due to lack of use over the past thirteen years.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:30:54 AM EST
One.....barely.

But I took 3 yrs of German in high school a very long time ago. Too bad I didn't really study. Too many hot chicky snacks.

Also took a short class in Spanish once. Amounted to about 12 hours of classroom time.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:30:58 AM EST
Well... I can greet people in about 10 languages but thats about it.

I am moderately fluent in Ebonics though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:31:13 AM EST
I speak the language of the country I was born in, ENGLISH.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:32:15 AM EST
I speak English and

<­BR>

the International Language of PIE.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:34:22 AM EST

the International Language of PIE.


yeah i forgot that one. I speak that too
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:34:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:38:40 AM EST by kindstranger]
I speak fluent English, Spranglish, Ebonics, HaiKu, and the international language of love.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:35:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:36:42 AM EST by klutz347]

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I give this thread 8 posts before the Samuel L Jackson pic shows up........







I was going to post it but can't find it on the 'puter.

But anyway, I only speak one, English.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:36:34 AM EST

the International Language of PIE
.

That would make you a cunilinguist.

Me?
English, Spanish, and Drunk!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:36:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
I here DK-Prof speaks some mean Dutch.




Bastard!


Ironically, I used to speak fluent Dutch when I was a kid in the Netherlands, but when we moved to Germany I sorta forgot the Dutch when I learned German. I became fluent in German to the point of being indistinguishable from a native speaker - but after neglecting it for so long, I've now lost a lot of the vocabulary.

However, I am still completely fluent (i.e . as a native speaker) in English and Danish (and passable in Swedish and Norwegian, since all three are really just dialects of one anotehr).
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:41:41 AM EST
Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and have a decent working knowledge of German (managed to survive a few months in Germany by myself). Oh yeah, and Engrish too.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:42:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:42:54 AM EST by Engineer]
* doubletap *
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:42:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I give this thread 8 posts before the Samuel L Jackson pic shows up........





Damn... I thought I had that one! I'm going to have to find it and save it to my server!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:43:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gunslinger808:

the International Language of PIE
.

That would make you a cunilinguist.

Me?
English, Spanish, and Drunk!



I'm fluent in idiot, moron, drunk, english, and management.

Management's a real tough one to master, too...so many nuances...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:43:52 AM EST
A little Spanish and a little Greek.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:44:58 AM EST
The only one that counts... American.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:46:20 AM EST
Last time I checked I can order beer and say thanks in 16. Thats good enough for me.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:47:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Last time I checked I can order beer and say thanks in 16. Thats good enough for me.



at least you'll never be thirsty
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:52:25 AM EST
English only..... the international language & by far the most superior on this planet.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:01:53 AM EST
English and French...

And DK Prof...

Jeg elsker dig


Grandma immigrated here and wanted to teach... that is all I can remember..

FMO
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:06:45 AM EST
English, a little german, and real bad mexican/spanish
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:08:21 AM EST
American
and
Dog "dog whisperer"


GM
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:14:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:14:55 AM EST
English of course,

and spanish from two years spent in Venezuela.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:32:54 AM EST
At least nobody has chimed in with Klingon, Elvish, or Jive.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:48:51 AM EST
I took German for 5 years with one year being college level. So much has been forgotten though.

I am fluent in 13375p3@k though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:52:30 AM EST
English - native
Spanish - 3yrs. of high school Spanish probably a 1+/1 DLPT equivalent
Russian 3/2+ DLPT, some professional interpretation many years ago...

Know enough Czech, Japanese, Chinese and Korean to get a drink at a bar...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:52:34 AM EST
[Korben Dallas] I only speak two languages - English and bad English. [Korben Dallas]

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:53:51 AM EST
English, but if DLI offered Ebonics, I might consider reupping!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:55:59 AM EST
I actually have the klingon learning tapes. Also sindarin and quenya(ELVISH) are dialects of what is spoken in Finland today. Kiitos. Did my geek tatoo just light up. hello and thank you in several languages, but I aways end up hearing spanish from portugeuse speakers. That's what happens to a texas boy in brazil.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:58:55 AM EST
Native German speaker here.

English is my second, but now better language.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:02:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
[Korben Dallas] I only speak two languages - English and bad English. [Korben Dallas]




Dang, beat me to it!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:02:25 AM EST


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Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:03:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By hound:
I actually have the klingon learning tapes. Also sindarin and quenya(ELVISH) are dialects of what is spoken in Finland today. Kiitos. Did my geek tatoo just light up. hello and thank you in several languages, but I aways end up hearing spanish from portugeuse speakers. That's what happens to a texas boy in brazil.



WTF language did you type that post in?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:05:04 AM EST
[C3P0] I am fluent in over 6 million forms of communication. [/C3P0]
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:05:36 AM EST
Just English
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:05:56 AM EST
I'm flunent in German, Farsi and naturally English...I've been told I don't have the slightest accent in any of them.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:06:39 AM EST
English pretty good, rusty French and Spanish.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:10:19 AM EST
I can order beer and hookers on any continent and three planets. Good communication skills.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:12:43 AM EST
I speak ENGLISH!… if they can't be bothered to learn my language , why should I bother to learn their gibberish!

Actually I also speak French reasonably well, and can get by in German and Italian. I was a fluent Gealic speaker when I was a kid in Ireland… completely lost it now.

ANdy
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:14:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By wildearp:
I can order beer and hookers on any continent and three planets. Good communication skills.



So you admit to being one of the 4 people on Earth who can actually speak Esperanto?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:15:55 AM EST
internet bad-typing, friday afternoon, fucked-up wrist, and wishing for a big steak swampwiggle Louisiana born and bred, it is amazing that I even wear any shoes english.

That is hard for me to read and I wrote it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:21:25 AM EST
English, three years of spanish (didnt learn anything) and now I am learning russian
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:26:27 AM EST
Native English and halting French. Took 3 years in high school and a little in college.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:29:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 11:30:55 AM EST by 1-75Ranger]

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
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WHAT?

English, but I do understand wigger if they speak slow!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:31:07 AM EST
blast! gabbasaurus beat me to it!

i had five years of both spanish and french in elementary school, two years of german, and one of chinese, but damn if i don't only speak english. i'm just no good with languages
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:36:44 AM EST
German was my first language, then English even though I was born a US citizen. Go figure. A little Italian, Spanish and more than a working knowledge of Arabic. I can also at least order a beer, swear, and get my face slapped in a few other languages.
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