Bulgarian because it's where I was born and still live.
Turkish because it's my ancestral language although it's rusty right now.
English - the foreign language I've been learning since I was a child.
Your English is better than millions of people living in the US.
Thank you, I really appreciate this coming from a native English speaker but I have a ton to learn, Bub loves using words I've never even heard of to provoke me to learn more.
As in learning all langues, including our native ones, it's all abut building vocabulary.
2...If you count Pig Latin.
I would never have known that was a thing, until I googled it.
Ankthay ouyay irsay.
Korean, Russian and German although my Russian and Korean are pretty rusty.
Holy crap Jim, where did you learn those? Korean must be hell for people like us who're comfy with a latin based language.
Korean wasn't really that bad. Learned it at the Defense Language Institute in CA before being stationed in Korea. Learned Russian in College and learned German over the 6 years I spent in Germany.
I kinda forgot that you were a veteran, damn sounds like a bunch of good stories are coming up. Shame you're on the other side of the world, otherwise I'd love to hear them over a beer or two.
A beer with you would be fun. Just remember that all authentic stories start with, "They I was", or "This aint no shit". LOL
Sure thing, if I ever manage to visit the states I'll be sure to look you up for a few beers and to empty a few mags in a shooting range.
Sounds like a winner.
That is amazing!
I know the basics of Hindi/Urdu, English and Kashmiri.
I know a little bit of Arabic and French, but just a few important phrases.
Hold on that's 4 why did you choose 3? And if you know Urdu and Hindi it means you were somewhere between Pakistan and India, as far as I know they don't like each other a lot.
Hindi and urdu are mostly the same when spoken, but written differently. Yes, one of the reasons for the dispute between the two countries is the place where I live- Kashmir.
Hm, never knew that, never anticipated that Indians and Pakistani, nations so different would share a language to some extent. So the conflicts between them are more political?
Yea. They’re political. They’re both trying to claim the land in Kahmir, 60% of which is currently Indian Administered. (30%-Pakistan and 10%- China).
Just the one....
Fluently? Do you count computer languages?
I know a few words in a dozen languages but conversationally I only speak English.
I was about to add “fluently“ to the question, then I started thinking about how fluent I am in certain languages and .... Conversationally, is what I meant.
I speak 3 languages - English, Drunk and Gibberish (fluent).
Redneck, English, and some Mandarin Chinese.
Can you write in chinese?
Lol, no. Chinese writing looks like crushed insects.
This is what hindi looks like:
All non latin based languages would look super weird to Westerners no doubt.
Here's how mine looks.
Looks like Russian.
Quite similar, this alphabet is called cyrilic and a lot of Eastern European countries use some variation of it, such as Serbian, Ukrainian, Russian, Slovenian, Czech, Polish etc.
Oh. It’s the same way Sanskrit gave rise to Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Punjabi and much later, Hindi. Thanks.
This is why I like this place, it can connect people from all over the globe and expand our minds and understanding.
True. I’ve learnt so much over here, about things I’ve never come across in my life.
Lol..about the same.
That’s a perfect cocktail for someone who’d like to tour Europe, and most of the Americas.
That’s great! I’ve never been to Europe. -.-
I am only fluent in English. I learned a little German during the years I lived there as child, but am not remotely fluent in the language.
Portuguese (my native language) and English.
Thank you for the compliment. That means a lot coming from you.
You're welcome, and thanks for your kind words
I'm going to reword my previous comment because the way I worded the intended compliment looks as though it could have been taken in a bad way by some people.
Some days I simply suck at stringing together words ;(
Your spelling, grammar, syntax, and grip on colloquial is faultless, seriously
Thank you for the compliment. It means a lot coming from you.
Wow! That’s Great!
Remind me of this guy....
Thanks for the youtube video - that and almost a dozen similar videos kept me busy for an hour or more :) One little girl I watched was capable of reading and speaking 7 languages, impromptu - absolutely stunning... she was so cute :)
You’re welcome. Yes, I’ve seen the 4 year old who reads and speaks in 7 languages. She’s awesome.
That's an interesting profile, really. Thanks for putting it out.
English and Arabic.
I speak two...English and Redneck according to some
También aprendiendo español, puedo decir que apesta
Muchos comentarios aquí apestan como mierda.
(Pero nunca los tuyos.)
Eso no es broma
You mean "Vous deux ne m'impressionnez pas du tout ..."
There once was a grumpy old grouch,
For whose French skills nobody would vouch.
Not a soul is distressed
That he wasn't impressed,
'Cuz he's always asleep on the couch.
You must have been in your cups again... sir
There is Inner Self Speak, Subconscious Self Speak, Higher Self Speak, Etheric Self Speak (which has sub-levels)...and more...but the languages get more distant. There is some experience in all of these with some louder and clearer...once you learn 3 of the top languages...the others become easier to learn...
And, yes...also...English, Some Freise, and some Friench. Probably enough to get by. :)
I’ll need some classes in the top 3. That’s probably the reason I find it so difficult to learn Arabic.
English and American Sign Language 🤘But ASL is unspoken
I learnt the ASL alphabet once, and I don’t remember any of it, because I’ve never used it.
Yeah that happens a lot with ASL unfortunately. It's not a language that you get to practice as often as some other spoken languages. So it's easy to get out of practice. I took a year off when I was going through chemo and when I went back to work (I had two Deaf clients), it was almost like I had to relearn a lot of it. Now I make a point to practice regularly just in case I get another Deaf client in the future.
Just English, but when I'm talking to someone I deeply admire I struggle with even that :-/
I’ve never deeply admired anyone to that extent, but I’m quite dreaded by the presence of some , and you don’t want to hear the alien languages I start speaking.
I know the least about ancient languages; but it’s sad that we’re losing some of them.
Learning another language is much easier when you have to talk to someone; it’s like we learnt French in the classroom. I can translate some written French but when I watch movies or French news, it’s like another language, mostly because they’re so fast.
I’ve mixed languages a lot. When we talk in urdu/hindi, we use so many english words because it’s quite difficult to know the entire dictionary of more than one language.