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  • English is my first language. I don't speak any others.

    42 27.10%
  • English is my first language, but I speak others too.

    43 27.74%
  • English is not my first language. My first language is ______.

    70 45.16%
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    I am obstructing justice. bronze trophy fatnewt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnewt
    I speak mostly english.

    Je parle français. (I also speak French).

    Tha beagan Gàidhlig agam. (I speak a little Gaelic).'

    (I've also picked up a little Japanese from my girlfriend -- although she's originally english, also.)
    I almost forgot, I'm also fluent in Pig Latin, Gibberish and Profanity.
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    I speak English and some street Spanish. Can't read or write Spanish though. Took three years of French in highschool but that was more for girls than education.

    Learning how to read Irish Gaelic though.
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    I speak English and Engrish.
    A little spanish too.
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    Dutch is my first language. I lived in Holland until I was 16, then I moved to Canada. Now I am more comfortable speaking English then Dutch.

    I also did learn French and German in school in Holland but don't know those 2 languages that well..
    Maarten

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    No one speaks drunk English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    eh?
    Take off, hoser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hierophant
    Learning how to read Irish Gaelic though.
    Tha sin ceart? My Gaelic is all Scottish.
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    My first language is English, and I know some Latin.

    I really want to take another language though, maybe Russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hierophant
    I speak English and some street Spanish. Can't read or write Spanish though. Took three years of French in highschool but that was more for girls than education.

    Learning how to read Irish Gaelic though.
    Does learning French work?

    Nobody here knows Esperanto?

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    My first language was english, and I am becoming more proficient everyday in German.
    I also speak Texan yall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coo_t2
    Take off, hoser.

    --ed

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    english!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky D
    There is no option on the poll for me, I am bilingual!
    Think back to the first sentence you ever spoke (and understood what it meant). Was it English or Spanish?
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    English and Spanish. Trying desparately to learn German since I'm married to one!
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    my first language was german, we emigrated to canada in 1953

    now i speak english and sql

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    no, Filipino, don't uderestimate in equality

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    english wasnt the first language i learned, but i speak it better than any other language.

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    1. Russian
    2. English

    Belorussian too, but since I didn't practice it for 8 years, it's probably pretty rusty by now
    I also picked up a few Yiddish expressions from my grandma, can't use most of them in a mixed company.
    Understand Ukrainian and with some difficulty Polish, and find both of them funny.

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    1. English
    2. Apa Khabar (Malay)
    3. a little bit Tamil... (Vanakam...um pere na?)
    4. also a little bit of Hindi...... (Namaste...... Khabi Kushi Kabhi Gham )


    but it is really little ..compared to most malaysians.

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    1. Russian
    2. Finnish
    3. English
    4. German (have studied for 7 years and don't know more than basics)

    My first language is Russian but because I've lived in Finland for over 13 year I can say I'm bilingual. English is what I use in reading articles and books.

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    My first and only language is Malayalam.

    In school, I studied English as "second language" and Hindi as "third language". But I don't speak either language. Actually, school didn't help me much; all the English I know came from the books I read and Hindi from stupid Bollywood movies.

    I can understand Sanskrit and Tamil. I don't speak them either.

    Edit:

    Sitepoint also taught me a lot of English, both good and bad English.
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    Looks like except for a few people, most people's first language is Russian... Is there a reason why we keep torturing ourselves speaking English here?

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    Well it's an Australlian based website which therefore means it will all be in English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demosfen
    Looks like except for a few people, most people's first language is Russian... Is there a reason why we keep torturing ourselves speaking English here?
    I was surprised there's so many of us too. Although I must say, it would be more of a torture typing Russian for me.

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    I speak English and 2 years of spanish only taught me how to say "el bano por favor".


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