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Posted: 4/23/2016 4:49:18 PM EDT
For me it was not. Spanish is my original tongue.
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Same here, Spanish then English.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:00:30 PM EDT
No, Farsi and Turkish.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:03:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 5:04:40 PM EDT by EvanWilliams]
Yes. Alabama dialect of 'Merican then the most pure form of Castillian Spanish, most approved by the Real Academia, the version spoken in Puerto Rico.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:04:58 PM EDT
Told my 9nth grade English teacher that people make the language, teachers should not teach out of a book.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:06:58 PM EDT
Nej.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:09:18 PM EDT
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LoL at new avatar
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:12:53 PM EDT
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First and only.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:18:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:19:42 PM EDT
Yup.

Teh Queen's fucking English.

Not 'Mericanese.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:20:03 PM EDT
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Learned English and Italian at the same time, but hardly used Italian at all unless I was at family reunions on that side of the family.

ETA: And translated for my Scottish great-grandma's neighbors, she was supposedly speaking English but not many people could figure that out.
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First and only.
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Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:22:16 PM EDT
My father was stationed in France and the landlord took a shine to me and took me everywhere.
My mother said I could speak French before I could speak English.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:22:20 PM EDT
Ayup
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:36:12 PM EDT
English is the only language I'm fluent in. Though I can read enough German to figure out what I need too, and speak enough to ask a few very simple questions
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:40:46 PM EDT
Yep.

Although bein from Texas, some might say "english" ain't the werd fer it.

Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:44:46 PM EDT
Russian first. My wife learned English second to last and speaks five. She is smart though.

V
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:45:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 6:02:28 PM EDT by Voland]
Oops. Double tap.

V
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:45:27 PM EDT
Yep.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:52:46 PM EDT
Yes, but I'm hoping to soon get Rosetta Stone for Ebonics.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:53:03 PM EDT
Spoke gibberish till I started to speak English at 1.5 yrs old.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:54:43 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:55:53 PM EDT
Canadian French was my first language. I remember in junior high taking a French class, thinking it would be an easy "A".

Schoolroom French was quite different, and the class was a bitch
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 5:56:32 PM EDT

Did?

Still do and always will



Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:02:24 PM EDT
Yes, though my god parents only spoke German in the house (and to me) - then we moved to Mexico when I was 8 - so I think in Deutcha'spanglish.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:20:26 PM EDT
I told that teacher lady the only three letters I need to know is U S A.

Seriously, I had four years of French before I graduated high school and I can barely remember a word of it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:23:53 PM EDT
No. Jibberish was my first language. Unfortunately, no one else understood it, so I had to learn English.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:26:30 PM EDT
No. My twin and I made up our own language.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:29:43 PM EDT
Yep. Studied Dutch later on in life. Waste of time. I tried Spanish but I just couldn't give a fuck.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:32:58 PM EDT
English is my only language. I wanted to take French in high school but was told I had to learn English first.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:35:51 PM EDT
First and only.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:37:18 PM EDT
What!? Nobody will admit to "Baby-talk" as their first language?

Link Posted: 4/23/2016 6:44:01 PM EDT
English is my only language. I can read and speak Spanish well enough to get out of a tight spot, but I'm nowhere near proficient enough to claim it as a language of mine.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:06:16 PM EDT
English, fuck yea!

Dabbled in Spanish and German
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Spoke gibberish till I started to speak English at 1.5 yrs old.
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Also called baby talk
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:24:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Yes. Alabama dialect of 'Merican then the most pure form of Castillian Spanish, most approved by the Real Academia, the version spoken in Puerto Rico.
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That's not Spanish.... neither is what we speak in Cuba. But Puerto Rican Spanish is more fucked up than what I speak. I just sound like I was at the dentist.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:25:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DrRemulak:
First and only.


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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:

LoL at new avatar
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Originally Posted By swede1986:
Nej.

LoL at new avatar
It does work well for him.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:27:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Canadian French was my first language. I remember in junior high taking a French class, thinking it would be an easy "A".

Schoolroom French was quite different, and the class was a bitch
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I did the same for Spanish...... FUCK SPAIN AND THEIR CASTILLIAN SPANISH!
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:30:23 PM EDT
English is my third language.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:40:34 PM EDT
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English first
German i know just enough to figure some basic things out.
Danish and Norwegian, these were actually really easy to learn.

Need to learn spanish since most of populace around here uses it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:53:41 PM EDT
Texas English first; ASL later.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 7:55:45 PM EDT
No, English wasn't my first language. But it is my primary language.

In other words, I am only fluent in English. I am more fluent than most native speakers and when I'm drunk I have a southern accent.

This always confuses government workers who can't seem to wrap their minds around the fact that first language and primary language are not necessarily the same.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
That's not Spanish.... neither is what we speak in Cuba. But Puerto Rican Spanish is more fucked up than what I speak. I just sound like I was at the dentist.
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Yes. Alabama dialect of 'Merican then the most pure form of Castillian Spanish, most approved by the Real Academia, the version spoken in Puerto Rico.
That's not Spanish.... neither is what we speak in Cuba. But Puerto Rican Spanish is more fucked up than what I speak. I just sound like I was at the dentist.

LoL
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
No, English wasn't my first language. But it is my primary language.

In other words, I am only fluent in English. I am more fluent than most native speakers and when I'm drunk I have a southern accent.

This always confuses government workers who can't seem to wrap their minds around the fact that first language and primary language are not necessarily the same.
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Roll Tide
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Roll Tide
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
No, English wasn't my first language. But it is my primary language.

In other words, I am only fluent in English. I am more fluent than most native speakers and when I'm drunk I have a southern accent.

This always confuses government workers who can't seem to wrap their minds around the fact that first language and primary language are not necessarily the same.

Roll Tide

Damn straight.

My Polish mother drives up to Tuscaloosa for every home game.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:01:50 PM EDT
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No sooner had I really learned to speak English(around three years old) but I had to learn French, as we moved to southern France fr a few years. I apparently picked it right up and was able to switch back and forth easily, something my little brother had trouble with. He had a noticeable French accent for a few years after we moved back to Tennessee.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:10:09 PM EDT
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English first and primary, learned studied German for three years in high school. I don't remember much of it. Learned Spanish (sort of, Ud. form, legal Spanish) in the BP academy. I can't carry on a conversation, but I can interrogate and deport someone in Spanish.

"Yo, Juan Fulano de Tal, tengo claro conocimiento que el official ante nombrado se me ha identificado a mi como official del servicio de inmigracion y naturalizacion de los Estados Unidos y el / ella esta autorizado(a) por la ley para administrar juramentos y tomar testimonio con relacion a la ejecucion de las leyes de inmigracion y naturalizacion de los Estados Unidos."



We used to have to memorize that, and much more. Nuggets now learn "scenario-based" Spanish and can't habla to save their (or their partner's) ass.

Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:17:39 PM EDT
We moved to a small northern Germany village when I was 4. My dad was working at the Unterwasserwaffenschule (Under Sea Warfare School) in Kiel. We had almost no contact with English speakers and spoke German at home. I spoke the regional Plattdeutsch which my parents didn't understand so I would translate it to High German for them. By the time we returned to the states I could barely speak a word of English. It made grade school very difficult. Many decades later, I can barley speak any German but it comes back to me fast when I am around it or reading it.
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