What languages do you speak?

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What languages do you speak?

Post by Aszev » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 20:02

Alright, some people have been showing this in their signatures for quite some time, but why not make a thread for it? Post the languages you know and how well. It'd be nice to see who speaks what and maybe find people who wanna practice or help with a language you're interested in!
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Re: What language do you speak?

Post by Aszev » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 20:03

:swe: Native
:usa: Near-Native (American English)
:qbc: Fluent (Québécois French)
:deu: Very good
:nor: Very good (Bokmål & Nynorsk)
:dan: Intermediate-Good
:nld: Intermediate-Good
:esp: Intermediate
:cat: Intermediate (Valencian)
:ita: Basic
:isl: Basic
:lat: Basic

I've studied :hun:, :rus: and :zho: as well but I wouldn't be able to make much use of them at all anymore.
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Re: What language do you speak?

Post by Ceresz » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 20:27

:swe: Native
:usa: Near-native/Fluent
:jpn: Basic
:esp: Very basic (I remember a few words and phrases from school...)

Kinda embarrassing, but I will be participating in the TAC 2011 over at unilang, so hopefully this list will look a bit better in a year :D. The languages I will be studying for the next year are Japanese, Greek and Latin. I might, and probably will, replace Latin with Spanish though.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Maximillian » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 20:32

:rus: Native
:heb: Near-Native
:eng: Near-Fluent
:fra: Basic
:nor: Very Basic
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Ossicone » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 20:40

It is basically the same as my signature.
I have a hard time quantifying how well I know a language. What some people consider one thing I consider another. :/

:usa: Native
:esp: Conversational
:con: Intermediate (Inyauk - I'm getting to the point where I can think of sentences directly without translating.)
:deu: Elementary (I don't know anyone who speaks German, so it's faded pretty fast.)
:ara: Learning (I'm currently taking a speaking class, but I don't know much.)
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Trailsend » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 20:42

(updated 2014/10/22)

Using the ACTFL proficiency guidelines:

:usa: American English: Superior (native)
:usa: Chinuk Wawa: Advanced
:zho: Standard Mandarin: Advanced low
:esp: Spanish: Advanced low
:lat: Latin: Intermediate mid
:usa: ASL: Intermediate mid
:jpn: Japanese: Novice mid
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by MrKrov » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 21:08

:eng: Native
:jpn: Elementary
:deu: Elementary
I seem to've forgotten most of my Spanish.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by rickardspaghetti » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 21:11

:swe: Native
:eng: Fluent
:ita: Basic
:usa: (Lakota) Basic
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 21:27

:pol: Native (Proud of it :))
:eng: Basic :(
:deu: Almost-elementary. :P
:epo: Almost-elementary. :D
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Micamo » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 21:30

Milya, you say you're "basic" at English but honestly you speak it much better than a lot of so-called native speakers.

Sadly, English is the only one on me. No matter how much I study I can't break past the "few words" barrier on any language.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Czwartek » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 21:32

:eng: Native
:nor: Intermediate
:pol: Intermediate
:fin: Basic
:tur: A few words/phrases
Swahili: A few words/phrases
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 21:39

Micamo wrote:Milya, you say you're "basic" at English but honestly you speak it much better than a lot of so-called native speakers.
So, Intermediate then?

And believe me, I don't speak it. :D
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by jseamus » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 22:01

:eng: :usa: Native speaker
:esp: :mex: Barely elementary
:epo: Barely elementary
:jpn: A few words/phrases
:deu: A few words/phrases
:fra: A few words/phrases

I am effectively a monoglot. My pronunciation is very good, though. :-D
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Ainuke » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 22:16

I speak English perfectly, 'cos I'm English.
I'm learning German in School (love it :D)
And I've learnt Dutch. Wrong. But oh well.
I also plan to learn Japanese soonly :3

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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Avo » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 22:28

:deu: Native
:ita: Native
:eng: intermediate
:fra: intermediate
:cat: Basic
:esp: Basic
:isl: Very Basic
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by fiziwig » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 22:43

When I was in the Air Force back in the 60's I was a German/English interpreter and I was told by several native Germans that I spoke it very nearly like a native.

However, after not having the opportunity to use it for the last 45 years I'm afraid I've forgotten more than I ever knew, although I can still get the general idea of what's being said in a German movie.

BTW: I'm reminded of a friend of mine who escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia when he was a young teen. After forty years of speaking nothing but English he finally got the chance to go back and visit family in his homeland. When he arrived, however, he suddenly discovered that he couldn't remember how to speak a word of his native language!

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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by MrKrov » Mon 15 Nov 2010, 22:55

So you're a monoglot again.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Bristel » Tue 16 Nov 2010, 01:10

:eng: Native
:fra: Beginner-Intermediate, I can read it very well.
:epo: Intermediate
:cat: Beginner
:gle: Beginner
:jpn: Better than most beginners, but forgot a lot.
:esp: Beginner

I would say beginner, because there are still some concepts which I struggle with, although I can use all of the languages fairly more adroitly than the usual beginner.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by conlangconstructor » Tue 16 Nov 2010, 02:21

:eng: :usa: Native
:fra: Almost intermediate
:lat: Beginner

I used to consider myself intermediate in both French and Latin, but I've lost a lot of it in the last few years. I've revived my French studies recently, so maybe I can get a little better. I also know a little German, Russian, Dutch, and Polish - but not enough to be proud of. I could possibly be conversational in German if the speaker spoke slowly and clearly. I also have extremely basic knowledge of Haitian Creole and Pashto.
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Re: What languages do you speak?

Post by Etherman » Tue 16 Nov 2010, 02:27

English: Native
German: Terrible
Akkadian: Worse than terrible
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