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POLL: How Lingual Are You?


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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP writes:

How fluent is necessary for a language to count as spoken?


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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP writes:

So there is this woman from Serbia we bought a dog from. Naturally, she speaks her native tongue. But also Hungarian (which is very different from other European languages)! She also speaks Czech, German, and maybe Polish, and of course English (very well).

And this made me think. She speaks all these languages because she lives relatively close by all of those counties. And none of them has a common language.

While as a Norwegian, I'm theoretically trilingual, as well as learning English from 2nd grade (now first grade) and having it for 12 years of school. You are also supposed to learn a B/C language. For most Norwegians, this is German, French or Spanish. As a dyslexic, I didn't have to. And so I'm stuck in bilingual hell.

But this woman didn't learn all these languages in school. She leaned them from necessity. But as someone living in southeastern Norway, I have only Sweden and Denmark to contend with. I don't speak either. But I generally understand with some concentration, and they generally understand me (with some Swedes, you need to speak Nor-Swedish), so I was never forced to learn any other languages.

Anyway... how many languages do you speak?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this previous poll.