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Posted: 10/11/2004 8:30:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:42:41 AM EST by soupersnake]
I'm curious to know what kind of language ability we have on this board. The thread about the countries got me thinking about it.

State what languages you speak. Indicate whether you are fluent. And for each language, state whether you can read and write in it too.

Me, I speak English (native langauge)
Russian (fluent, read and write)
Ukrainian (fluent, read and write)
added-->American Sign Language (I can get by if I have to)


I also know bits of Spanish, French , Japanese, Chinese and Cook Island Maori (not fluent at all).
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:31:10 AM EST
English, Texan, and American
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:33:44 AM EST
I speak American
Ich spreche Deutsche
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:36:18 AM EST
Native in English.

Used to be fluent in Spanish (read, write & speak) but I haven't used it in a while so I'm a little rusty.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:40:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:41:09 AM EST by mjohn3006]
American.

I also am pretty good at jive.

Fa shizzle my nizzle

And sign language (not my photo)
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:41:12 AM EST
Ninguno de su negocio maldito usted bastardo entrometido

Aucun de vos affaires fichues vous bâtard fouineur

Nessuno dei suoi affari arginato lei bastardo di nosey

Keiner von Ihres verdammt Geschäft Sie nosey Bastard

Nenhum de seu negócio represado você intrometido bastardo

Ни один из вашего проклятого бизнеса Вы любопытный ублюдок

Ingen av Deres forbanner forretning De nosey bastard

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:43:29 AM EST
English mainly, but I can swear in quite a few.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:44:05 AM EST
I speak High School Spanish, a language that is only spoken in High Schoola in the United States.

I tried it out in a restaurant, ordering something to eat.

The waiter told me "Try it again in English. You just ordered an entire roast elephant with all the trimmings."

The following night I ate in a restaurant that proclaimed :American High School Spanish spoken here.

They understood me there.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:44:40 AM EST
I speak english (obviously).
Hablo espanol bastante bien.
Je parle francais un petit. Je ne peut pas parler tres bien.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:23:02 AM EST
English as my primary, fluent Drunk-At-Ease-secondary...

Sly
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:24:45 AM EST
english and italian. i also speak enough spanish to keep myself out of jail in the shitty countries where it's the principal language.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:25:41 AM EST
English and Redneck
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:27:25 AM EST
Yo I talk jive!

as well as standard English!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:28:00 AM EST
I speak the english
I speak the spanish
I speak the Pig-Latin - native.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:28:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 9:32:19 AM EST by quijanos]
Texican

"Uno mas cerveza, por favor"

All you need to know...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:31:34 AM EST
Kalifornican.

CW
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:34:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 9:36:27 AM EST by ajm1911]
see link here

ETA: Speak English and Spanish
Read Portuguese, French, Italian as well
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:10:27 AM EST
American
Kalifornian
"Tarzan" Spanish
"Tarzan" Italian
"Tarzan" German
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:12:07 AM EST
English and Espanol
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:16:49 AM EST
Engrish
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:17:21 AM EST
English and my ebonics is a little rusty, but I can still understand the homeboys.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:20:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
English and my ebonics is a little rusty, but I can still understand the homeboys.



How in the hell did you learn to do that?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:41:46 AM EST
English - Fluent (DUH!)
Spanish - Asi asi
German - Ein bit
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:48:22 AM EST
Ig-pay Atin-lay.

and a a little english

A little german also......just enough to flunk it in 9th grade.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:49:42 AM EST
Just what little German I can remember from my 5 years in high school.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:51:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 11:53:21 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
English and basic French. (took 3 years in HS)

"I only speak two languages -- English and bad English." --Corbin Dallas
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:51:47 AM EST
english
bad english
spanish
and a little korean

J
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:53:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 11:54:51 AM EST by jkstexas2001]

Originally Posted By quijanos:
Texican

"Uno mas cerveza, por favor"

All you need to know...



also, in 15 minutes or so after the cerveza, you will need to know how to say "Donde esta la sanitario"
(I tried typing the upside-down question mark but when I turned my laptop over I couldn't see the keys)
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:56:14 AM EST
I've had 2 years of high school Spanish (already forgotten) and 2 years of HS German (Still pretty good).

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:58:44 AM EST
English, and (some) French. Always wanted to learn Russian, though.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:01:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I speak American
Ich spreche Deutsche



-1/2 point


See me after class.





Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:03:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 12:07:20 PM EST by jkstexas2001]
Ich spreche Deutsches.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:06:13 PM EST
I speak several dialects of Texan and nearly flawless Kansan.

Also, I spreche venig Deutsch.

And a skosh Border Spanish.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:06:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Ninguno de su negocio maldito usted bastardo entrometido

Aucun de vos affaires fichues vous bâtard fouineur

Nessuno dei suoi affari arginato lei bastardo di nosey

Keiner von Ihres verdammt Geschäft Sie nosey Bastard

Nenhum de seu negócio represado você intrometido bastardo

Ни один из вашего проклятого бизнеса Вы любопытный ублюдок

Ingen av Deres forbanner forretning De nosey bastard




Das ist mir Bahnhof. Also, mensch, probier's noch einmal, aber diesmal vorzugsweise auf Englisch. Was willst Du denn eigentlich sagen?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:49:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
English and my ebonics is a little rusty, but I can still understand the homeboys.



How in the hell did you learn to do that?



With a steady ciriculum of going into the projects a few times a week in high school to get 40's
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:14:20 PM EST
English
Australian
Bits and pieces (ie not much) of: Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, and a whole bunch of chinese regional dialects
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:36:48 PM EST
English

German

A little Hungarian

Some Polish

Some Italian

Some Slovak

Grew up in a diverse language neighborhood in Cleveland.

One thing all these people know is that they ALL FLED COMMUNISM.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:46:34 PM EST
English and a little Spanish - like "Viva La Migra"
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:48:14 PM EST
English (fluent)
French ( fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
German (working knowledge)
Russian (not so hot but got by in Moscow)
Italian (so so)
Mandarin (just barely)
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:49:25 PM EST
Actually I'm a first language Spanish speaker, but learned English when I was three. Oh yeah, my department pays me $20 bucks a month to be bilingual. Not bad for something that cost me nothing, and will earn me around $3200 by the time I retire. I can't complain.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:52:17 PM EST
English, French, German, Chinese
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:56:06 PM EST
I am fluent in over 6 million forms of communication...


Actually, just English, and some French.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:03:40 PM EST
NY English

And I can get by in German and Spanish
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:03:44 PM EST
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