Poll: How many languages can you speak?
I've learned Hebrew, Spanish, Russian and Japanese, and native lang is English.
..i can speak bits and pieces of each, but i'm only fluent in english :D
goovie is married! · 16 years, 4 months ago
when you say "speak," do you mean fluently? conversationally? enough to find your way to a bathroom or buy a drink?
english is the only language i'm fluent in. but i studied the equivalent of six years of french and two years of spanish (my high school had the four-period day...long story), and i know bits and pieces of italian.
Prinut · 16 years, 4 months ago
I can speak some French...I can understand/somewhat speak Marathi, and English (duh).
Edited because I forgot to add Sanskrit...I'm currently taking a class on it and its awesome.
lawrence · 16 years, 4 months ago
if( java.canSpeak() == true )
System.out.println( "I can speak java!" );
print "I can speak perl, too!" unless ( $wtf );
Evil computer languages messing with my linguistics classes and making all the non comp-sci majors FLAME WITH ANGER!!!!
Starfox · 16 years, 4 months ago
If you mean "speak with any reasonable ability", I know two, English and Spanish.
If you mean "speak enough to sound like a stupid tourist and get around", then I know three, English, Spanish, and German.
If you mean "able to speak anything in the language more than 'Food good.'", then I know four English, Spanish, German, and Japanese.
If you mean anything relating to a language, then I know lots: English, Bad English, Hick/Redneck English, Pig Latin, Legalese, etc. :)
Jillian Bird · 16 years, 4 months ago
Acutally English, Bad English, Hick/Redneck English, Pig Latin and Legalese are considered dialects of English, not distinct languages.
Bender · 16 years, 4 months ago
Fluent: English, Dumbass, Passive-Aggression, Psychobabble, Ebonics, Hillaryspeak (my sister), Rat, Parrot
Conversational: Spanish (often with lots of pointing), Sarcasm
Mamalissa! · 16 years, 4 months ago
Fluent in English. Fluent in Hebrew when I'm drunk (when sober, too anxious about grammar mistakes to say much). And then there's Latin. 6 years of Latin, and I never learned to speak a single word. Fooey...(fuisti, fuit, fuimus, fuistis, fuerunt.)
emilie is CRANKY · 16 years, 4 months ago
i voted two. because although i can't actually speak french, i'd like to think i can. :D
It's a girl! · 16 years, 4 months ago
I did the same thing. I did study French for four years though. But that was in high school, so at this point that means that I can ask someone where the bathroom is or tell them that their sheep is pretty or something like that. And that's about it.
I'm ashamed to admit that I don't know a word of Italian that's not food related. It's something I always meant to learn, yet never got around to it.
gay pengun · 16 years, 4 months ago
i can rit inglash but i cant talk bcaws im a pengun.
i want to lern 2 talk to fishs bcaws than i can tel them to com to me and i can eat them.
i also want to spek dog bcaws the big dog lics me a lot and i want him to stop.
100% dainty! · 16 years, 4 months ago
Spanish; Almost fluently
Tohono O'odham (native american tribe): Very elementary, conversational, simple dialogue
Pig latin and gibberish: Absolutely fluently :)
I used to be able to speak gaelic, when I took lessons on the internet
I can also say THIS IS MY NOSE in almost 20 languages.
I can say it in 3 other than english!
Russian: Eta moya noss!
Japanese: Watashi no hana desu!
Spanish: Es mi nariz!
eta: wait, would that be Esta es me nariz?
Bender · 16 years, 4 months ago
es mi nariz, because you're using the ser verb "to be", not estar
ser indicates a permanent status (as in soy un gran periodico sobre los dientes) , while estar indicates a temporary one (such as estoy triste porque estoy volando)
that's what i thought. then later i was playing with babelfish and it said it otherwise, but babelfish doesnt know everything ^_^
dirty life & times · 16 years, 4 months ago
i speak/read english & hebrew fluently.
i know lots of food words in french (i tried once to write my entire shopping list in french & i could! that was exciting) since moving to canada. except i don't know how to pronounce any of them.
i know a hundred-odd words in yiddish but no grammar.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 16 years, 4 months ago
I know a smattering of Sindarin and Quenya.
Of course my first language is Gordondon.
Although SPEAK is a relative term!!
English, of course.
French I can read pretty much fluently, but don't ask me to form any coherent thought in it. I never learned how to do that.
ASL doesn't involve your vocal chords, so therefor, speech is not an appropriate term for it.
So I can "speak" one (and a quarter), read one, and sign one. :oD
iPauley · 16 years, 4 months ago
I hope you meant read two, and count English in that... otherwise, I'm not sure how you understood the question and other posts enough to reply... ;) (just teasin')
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