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post Aug 25 2006, 07:10 PM
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Like it says, are you people bilingual?
If so, what languages and how did you learn them?


For example, I speak:

English-I've spoken it my whole life
Spanish- I learned it at school
Japanese- I taught myself.

So, lets hear it!

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I have no idea how, but I seem to have completely forgotten Hebrew, in which I have a terrible accent, but can read and write. (Forgetting about it really proves my horrible memory. >.<)


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post Aug 25 2006, 08:05 PM
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English: Native language
American Sign Language: Took it in high school for three years
German: Teaching myself
Japanese: Teaching myself
Korean: Learning from a Korean friend
Chinese: Learning from a Chinese friend


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post Aug 25 2006, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE(irridescentsong @ Aug 25 2006, 08:05 PM) [snapback]437315[/snapback]

English: Native language
American Sign Language: Took it in high school for three years
German: Teaching myself
Japanese: Teaching myself
Korean: Learning from a Korean friend
Chinese: Learning from a Chinese friend


That's a large undertaking all at once, especially for independent (or mostly independent- learning form friends). Are you sure you can retain all those at a time?


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I have many years of Spanish under my belt, although I have a hard time applying it because of my shyness. It doesn't help my self esteem that the little old lady at the mercado doesn't seem to understand my orders and I have to finally frustradedly tell the cashier in English. :/ I feel like a failure sometimes, and I feel patronizing to try to apply my language skills when encountering native speakers. ;_;

I have about a collected year or so of casual Japanese study- Similar situation although I have fewer areas of practical usage of the language. When I was surrounded by native speakers, they were zomg impressed at my pronunciation and didn't seem to expect more. Spanish kills the Ego, Japanese inflates it. (Being a cute little girl didn't hurt, either.)



I really hope to learn German and Latin. And study etymology of English as well. I tend to get to be a language dork, and I'm very enthusiastic about using and overusing our language, practically and artistically. (This probably explains why I'm among the moderate elite who are sometimes offended by abuse of the English language.)


(Don't we already have a thread similar to this?)


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