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Lurker
02-05-2005, 10:08 AM
Let's find out about your culture, by means of language! Post what languages you know by this scale:

4+: You fluently speak a language from birth in that country.
4: You are fluent, but learned the language and wasn't born there or had parents who speak it.

3: You speak well, you know much grammar, and can basically hold up any conversations except for some specialized areas.

2: You are getting better, but you still don't have a command on speaking yet.

1+: A bit stronger form of 1, but closer to 1 than 2.
1: You can hold a small conversation, such as asking for things, and have some of the grammar in mind.

0+: You know the alphabet and some (12+) words.
0: Don't know, but would like to learn.

So for me:
English: 4+
Russian: 1+
Latin: 1
Arabic: 0+
Greek: 0+
Navajo: 0+
Hebrew: 0
Danish: 0
Finnish: 0

So let's see what everyone here speaks!

EDIT:
This goes right along with 2005 being the "Year Of Languages". We really need to learn other peoples languages. There are 6000+ languages in the world, and over HALF (3000+ languages) will dissapear by the end of this century.

axon
02-05-2005, 10:10 AM
Polish 4+
English 4
Russian 3
French 2
German 1+

viaxd
02-05-2005, 11:12 AM
4+ Russian
4 English
3 Estonian
1 German

InvariantLoop
02-05-2005, 11:23 AM
4+ Albanian
4+ Greek
4 English
0+ French

I was born in Albania and was taught the language at school, after school though i would speak Greek because everyone in the village spoke greek without knowing any grammar or how to write in greek. Later on in the 90's when the Albanian government collapsed my family moves to greece, i was 10 then. So i also learned how to write and read, later on i went to a private night school to learn english and at age 19 moved to U.S, NY.

MadCow257
02-05-2005, 11:24 AM
English 4+
I'm one of those people who thinks learning langauges is quite pointless. I wish c++ counted as a "foreign language" in high school :)

jverkoey
02-05-2005, 11:55 AM
English 4+
French 2

Brian
02-05-2005, 12:48 PM
english 1+

Perspective
02-05-2005, 01:05 PM
4+ English
2 French
2 Japanese*
1+ Spanish

*I should probably replace the "you are getting better" part of the description with "you are getting worse" since i havent been keeping up with this language since my courses ended.

-KEN-
02-05-2005, 01:06 PM
English: 4+
Spanish: 2/3
German: 0
Russian: 0
French or Italian: 0

I think Italian would probably be the easiest, since a lot of it is close to Spanish, but I've never really wanted to learn French or Italian all that much. German I really want to learn, and Russian would be cool, too.

Krak
02-05-2005, 01:25 PM
English: 4+
Spanish: 1+

Darkness
02-05-2005, 03:28 PM
German 4+
English 4
Latin 0

nvoigt
02-05-2005, 03:29 PM
German 4+
English 3+
Latin 1- ( and getting worse since I did not use it after school )
Dutch 0+ ( you can understand very basic dutch if you know German anyway)
Italian 0+ ( written is easier because of latin, but... see latin )
Spanish 0+

Stack Overflow
02-05-2005, 04:07 PM
4+: English
4: Binary
3: Pascal
1+: ASM
0+: Python
0: Eiffel

- Stack Overflow

Lithorien
02-05-2005, 04:20 PM
English: 4+
German: 2
French: 0+
Spanish: 0+
Hebrew: 0
Japanese: 0
Latin: 0
Greek: 0

Brain Cell
02-05-2005, 05:44 PM
Arabic : 4+
English : 3
Turkish : 0+
Spanish : 0

Lurker
02-05-2005, 10:42 PM
Wow - this is awesome. I never expected fluent Albanian, Polish, and Arabic speakers to be here!

If someone wants help in Russian, just ask. I have many people who I know who speak it, and my pronunciation + vocabulary + grammer gets better daily.

cerin
02-05-2005, 11:05 PM
English: 4+
German: 3
Spanish 0+

major_small
02-06-2005, 01:20 AM
English 4+
Spanish 1- (same story - haven't been keeping up with it after classes)
Japanese 0
Chinese (Mandarin) 0+*(1/2) (I know the characters for the numbers 0-99, and how to say a few words, but the 'alphabet'?)
German 0

Sang-drax
02-06-2005, 05:58 AM
Swedish 4+
Norwegian 4
English 4
Danish 4
German 2
French 0+

Hunter2
02-06-2005, 04:08 PM
English 4+
I'm one of those people who thinks learning langauges is quite pointless.:p

English 4+
h4x0r13375p33k 4+ (born playing online games)
Mandarin 2 (fluent in childhood, losing the touch now..)
Spanish 1 (school course)
French 1+ (School course)
Cantonese 0+ (all my friends speak it :(... know a few words, but there's no alphabet to know ;))
Greek 0 (can never remember what these symbols are called...)

sean
02-06-2005, 05:45 PM
English: 4+
Spanish: 4
Zulu: 2+
Afrikaans: 2
French: 1
Hebrew: 1

-=SoKrA=-
02-07-2005, 07:35 AM
Spanish: 4+ (Native)
English: 4/4+ (my parents are English teachers, so I've always had it around. Spend some time in England as well, but can't count as native)
German: 3 (Still learning)
French: 2 (I've forgotten a lot since I last had class)

I can also understand some Portuguese, but that comes with knowing Spanish. When I speak with a Portuguese or Basilian, they speak in Portuguese and I do it in Spanish.

Yoshi
02-07-2005, 05:25 PM
4+: Cantonese
4: English
1+: Mandarin
0+: German

CornedBee
02-08-2005, 05:35 AM
German: 4+
English: 4
French: Somewhere between 0+ and 1.

ober
02-08-2005, 07:52 AM
English 4+
Spanish 1+

Yeah, I suck.