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PostSubject: What is Your First Language?   Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:50 pm

What is Your First Language?


... and do you have a story to share that relates to language use, etc? :shifty:


*My first language is Spanish.

I had to repeat 2nd grade when I came to the States because of the language and glad I did. About 6 months after being here.. I remember my dad had this sun shade with the small words "Dodgers" and in big blue letters, "I'm a Fan".
Well... at that time... the world only had one meaning to me and I told my dad it was weird that he had the sign that said he was a Fan.
:think: LOL
Well, I later learned the 2nd meaning of it... grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:02 pm

We've always spoken English in our home, but my parents and grandparents also spoke French. I took eight years of French in grammar school and four years of Spanish in high school. Unfortunately, I can't speak either now.


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:22 pm

You took a poll a while back on this Carol....... Whistle

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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:55 am

Ooooops! :shy:
I thought I had done it in the old board... lol


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:58 pm

:Hahaha: You probably did it over there too, and transferred it here and forgot........Getting old ain't fun...... Whistle



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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:13 pm

mine is just English. i am going to start to take French, but i don't know how well i am going to do with it. I can also do sign language, which is different for each language.



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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:55 pm

Mine is English also. I took one year of Spanish in high school and three years in College ( also Spanish)


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:48 pm

Mine is Low German but once i started to go to school in mexico i had to learn High German cause the school books are all in High German and most of the Bibles and most of the other Story books are in High German so we were only alowed to speak highgerman in school so that we would be able to read and understand what we read and then i was in middle of the 2nd Grade we Came to canada and i had to learn English so now i speak Low German,High German and English but we still speak Low German at home Cool


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:04 pm

English but my mothers first language is estonian and her second is swedish!and of course English heheh
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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:05 pm

English...
I do know some sign lanugage, and, like, 2 words in spanish.





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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:10 am

Well let's see....

I can speak ASL (American Sign Language), English, and I know enough Spanish to get throwed in jail.

I'm good. All's covered.
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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:46 am

English is all I know.
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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:25 pm

English is my first language...I took Spanish in both high school and college, but I can't remember much now. No
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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:28 pm

English. I know a little Spanish.





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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:18 pm

My first language is English, but I took Spanish for 4 years in High School and a semester of it in college a few years ago. I wish I actually remembered more of it though, I enjoyed it in high school.




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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:51 pm

I speak two, and both are English. Spoken English and American Sign Language. I dunno if that counts as two languages.
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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:47 pm

English is my first language. I used to take spanish at school. I'd love to learn some Italian!
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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Mon May 02, 2011 9:46 pm

Australian English is my 1st language, with American English my second. Actually I guess I should have just said English. HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Mon May 02, 2011 10:02 pm

english.


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Tue May 03, 2011 12:08 am

My first language is Spanish, my second one is French and my third one is Portuguese. English comes in fourth place, and I know I can't speak it very well... greenS ShyGirl

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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Thu May 05, 2011 10:50 am

^ You do well, Vanessa! :)


English is my first language. I also know Latin, French, and ASL but am not fluent in any of the three.


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Thu May 05, 2011 11:38 pm

Prairie Dweller wrote:
^ You do well, Vanessa! :)


English is my first language. I also know Latin, French, and ASL but am not fluent in any of the three.

Do you speak Latin? That's GREAT! LOts of old books were written in Latin and some scientific words comes from Latin, so knowing this language you are able to know what the words mean without going to dictionnary. Thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Fri May 06, 2011 11:02 pm

Yes, knowing Latin does really help in figuring out what words mean. It also helped when I learned French.

My mother really wanted my brothers and I to learn Latin as she felt it would help our English as well as help make it easier to learn different languages. I can't say that I appreciated too much then, but now I'm glad that I had four years of it.
I don't remember a whole lot anymore, but if someone says a Latin phrase in a movie I can generally figure out what they said- which shocks me!


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PostSubject: Re: What is Your First Language?   Sat May 07, 2011 12:14 am

Prairie Dweller wrote:
Yes, knowing Latin does really help in figuring out what words mean. It also helped when I learned French.

My mother really wanted my brothers and I to learn Latin as she felt it would help our English as well as help make it easier to learn different languages. I can't say that I appreciated too much then, but now I'm glad that I had four years of it.
I don't remember a whole lot anymore, but if someone says a Latin phrase in a movie I can generally figure out what they said- which shocks me!

That sound very interesting. And it's also true that when you already knows a foreign language or two, later, it's easier to add more. Some languages had connection between them. Which is somewhat difficult is not to mix languages when you knows two or three too much similar between them! greenS

What a good think to know what people is saying in a movie when they quotes a phrase in Latin! Thumbsup

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