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Tobę
Please fill out!😉
P.S Sorry if I missed your language.
M.P
I'm from Middle east, Iran. I speak Persian (It's not included in the poll so it would help u get more info)
(USA)Bruce
"Other" is abit insuilting to someones native tounge now isnt it?
Theres sites that can host a larger amount of options for polls like this....Try that next time
nikitazero678
I'm an Indonesian. I primarily speak Indonesian intermixed with some English, though I understand Sundanese as well.
TimeBurner
Nice try,FBI
Storm
Tobę
QUOTE (Storm @ 15 Nov 2016, 12:15) *


Sorry, with the limited space I had to merge all 19+ Dialects/Languages into the one category.



Sorry!
n5p29
>Indonesian
>Javanese
Tobę
QUOTE (n5p29 @ 15 Nov 2016, 17:57) *
>Indonesian
>Javanese


There is a difference right? What about Sundra or Madura? I really have no idea.
Sorry; I was just trying my best without any knowledge of global linguistics.
n5p29
QUOTE (Tobę @ 15 Nov 2016, 16:32) *
There is a difference right? What about Sundra or Madura? I really have no idea.
Sorry; I was just trying my best without any knowledge of global linguistics.

Javanese, Sundanese, Madura, etc are ethnic languages, Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the national language. It's safe to assume all people speaking those language also speak Bahasa. I'm a javanese ethnic and still use both, that's why I had to pick the more general one. mindfuck.gif
Tobę
QUOTE (n5p29 @ 15 Nov 2016, 21:47) *
Javanese, Sundanese, Madura, etc are ethnic languages, Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the national language. It's safe to assume all people speaking those language also speak Bahasa. I'm a javanese ethnic and still use both, that's why I had to pick the more general one. mindfuck.gif


Ok thanks. 👍
Maelstrom
I'm a French-speaking Frenchman.

As other languages, I speak English, and German to a lesser extend.
Shiro
I'm a German-speaking girl from Germany who also speaks English and is learning Japanese as well.
ComradeCrimson
I speak guitar and im from outer space

you have failed to represent me


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCUQbL7YKLM


edit:

in a more serious note I speak Canadian dialect of English as my primary,


Spanish as my secondary

and I know bits and pieces of other random languages and can get by speaking Cree and Blackfoot.

And I'm from



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Sargeant Rho
Although my native language is German, mine is terrible, on about the level of a 13 year old, as I didn't really continue learning it when I moved to Spain around that age. I still live in Spain, but I'll be moving back to Germany soon, because this country is in really deep doodoo.

Both my English and Spanish are better than my German.
Tobę
Thanks for the replies guys! 8I.gif
Storm
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I'm a French-speaking Frenchman.

which city are you from?

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I'm a German-speaking girl from Germany

Darn ... all this while I thought you were some dude who still hasn't finished school and it turns out that you are rather a dudette laugh.gif

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thanks for the replies guys

Congrats. The poll has hit off! Although I'm still about to vote and can't figure out where and how do I cast it! Your poll mentions Hindi with any other Indian language and then you mention Bengali? You know Bengali is an Indian languagel, right?

I'm an Indian, I speak Gujarati (mother tongue), Hindi, Marathi, Marwadi, Kutchi, Punjabi, English, French and a little bit of Flemmish, though I understand all of it! You see the problem there about casting my vote wink.gif
Maelstrom
QUOTE (Storm @ 17 Nov 2016, 3:35) *
which city are you from?

I come from Metz, Moselle (Eastern France), but I currently live near Paris.
Tobę
QUOTE (Storm @ 17 Nov 2016, 13:35) *
Congrats. The poll has hit off! Although I'm still about to vote and can't figure out where and how do I cast it! Your poll mentions Hindi with any other Indian language and then you mention Bengali? You know Bengali is an Indian language, right?

I'm an Indian, I speak Gujarati (mother tongue), Hindi, Marathi, Marwadi, Kutchi, Punjabi, English, French and a little bit of Flemmish, though I understand all of it! You see the problem there about casting my vote wink.gif


Firstly, thanks for your reply.
Correct me otherwise but Bengali is the official language for Bangladesh and Hindu is India's official language (National Union). As far as I know, potential Bengali voters could be upset with their Language being groped with India. This is why I kept it and Hindi/Any Indian language separate. My intentions were if Assamese, Gujurati, Kannada, Kokborok, Konkani, Malayalam, Meitei, Marathi, Mizo, Odai, Telugu or any other Indian exclusive language was your Native Language you would tick the Hindi/Any Indian language. If not you would tick it from the selection or tick other.

Take into consideration the title of this thread is "Native Language Poll". I'm only asking for one Language that you speak and would call your Native Language. 'Native Language' could mean you grew up with the language or it's your most conformable language. I'm sure there are plenty of other factors that make a language native to you. The fact that you call Gujarati your mother tongue seem to suggest to me that is your Native Language. tongue.gif

I apologizes for the lengthy reply and my lack of knowledge. This poll was somewhat rushed. There are many different things I could've done to make it better. wink.gif You got me Bruce!
I also apologize if you don't understand what I'm saying. Anyway, આભાર.
Serialkillerwhale
First-gen Chinese Canadian ere. Barely even speak Chinese anymore eh, fully naturalized. Sorry

Hockey game aboot to be one, gotta go eh.
Storm
QUOTE (Maelstrom @ 17 Nov 2016, 14:36) *
I come from Metz, Moselle (Eastern France), but I currently live near Paris.

Nice smile.gif Very close to Belgium wink.gif I do happen to visit Chālons, Champagne-Ardenne & Reims every now & then (when I'm in Europe) as I've friends living there. Also, I make frequent visits to Luxembourg (very close to Metz) because of the brand of my cigarettes. Besides, you do know that I've been following you on SC since a few months now, do you? smile.gif

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Correct me otherwise but Bengali is the official language for Bangladesh and Hindu is India's official language (National Union). As far as I know, potential Bengali voters could be upset with their Language being groped with India.

I'm only asking for one Language that you speak and would call your Native Language. 'Native Language' could mean you grew up with the language or it's your most conformable language. I'm sure there are plenty of other factors that make a language native to you


Bangaldesh was a part of India and Bengali is from the roots, an Indian language. Our National song (Vande Mataram) was written by a Bengali. Yes, my native language is Gujarati but the dialects differ with each city in the state of Gujarat. Like for example, I'm a Kathiyawadi (same group of Castes and Sub-Castes where our PM, Mr. Modi & India's richest, probably amongst the world's top five, people like the Ambani of Reliance, Dilip Sanghavi of Sun Pharma, belong to). On the whole, the heirarchy of the Caste system is a lot more complicated but very versatile and very interesting to know. Albeit, I only the know and can segregate the Caste system of Gujarat and I've no idea about any other 20+ States in India.
chemisthypnos
It is great to see so many people from so many different areas of the world in one place. I am from the U.S.A. (New York to be specific). My primary language is English, but I do know a bit of Spanish.
NikCaputnic
My native is Russian; I also can speak English, though writing in it is easier for me (and still I make mistakes blush.gif ). I also tried to learn Hebrew, but, lets just say "Fate decreed otherwise" .
Maelstrom
QUOTE (Storm @ 18 Nov 2016, 14:46) *
Nice smile.gif Very close to Belgium wink.gif I do happen to visit Chālons, Champagne-Ardenne & Reims every now & then (when I'm in Europe) as I've friends living there. Also, I make frequent visits to Luxembourg (very close to Metz) because of the brand of my cigarettes. Besides, you do know that I've been following you on SC since a few months now, do you? smile.gif


I've seen that you followed me yes, very appreciated smile.gif
I also went to Luxembourg quite often (cheap gas ^^). I even happened to work there. Aaaaah the memories...
Storm
QUOTE (Maelstrom @ 20 Nov 2016, 17:52) *
I've seen that you followed me yes, very appreciated

You are most welcome, buddy!
Alias
Australian-born Swiss. Native language English, have moderate skill in Mandarin (which I use for work) and I can understand Swiss German but can't really speak it.
BlackRangerXIII
I'm Brazilian
And I know something of the english language
Star_Abraham
I speak Star language and I am from the Ruby-Red Galaxy
Jet02
I'm Malaysian.

I speak both english and chinese. It's a bit complicated.

I converse in English with:
-Myself(yes i talk to myself)
-Most of the guys in my dad's side of my family
-My siblings
-Most of my close friends(particularly those fluent in English).
-Non Chinese foreigners
-A few of my teachers

and basically anyone who can and will converse in fluent English in a non Scottish accent.

With the sole exception being:
-this girl(who happens to also be my first friend) who i hardly even interact with now because she refuses to speak english. Says it causes "failure to communicate" That's what education here in Malaysia does to you, btw.

"Wut? The whole situation doesn't make sense. Why don't you just switch languages then?"

*sighs deeply

While

I converse in chinese with:

-most of my Chinese friends
-Most of the people in my mum's side of my family
-Most of my teachers

With a few exceptions being:

-My granduncle, who speaks fluent English but doesn't understand a single word of Chinese
-My 3yo cousin who i speak to in some random alien blubber because i'm not very sure what language i should use. He can speak a bit of chinese now, though.
Ally
Well, as a student of linguistics and a general international lover of languages I speak and write many languages so I guess the dominate answer in my case would be "Other ". Also as someone who lives in a multilingual environment. Though I would choose French from the list. Currently learning communicate in Afrikaans. smile.gif



We need more threads like this.
(USA)Bruce
Im interested in afikaans as I hear its a mix of dutch and english, If I do pick up dutch on the side one day I might get afrikaans too.

South africas probably one of my top countries that I admire but never had the chance to visit.
Hecthor Doomhammer
I can understand most of Afrikaans if it's written, and I know that people who are native to South Africa can also understand written Dutch.

but don't ask me to have a spoken conversation in our native languages tongue.gif

I myself am Dutch by birth and my main language is Dutch. But I'm also pretty decent with English and an absolute noob at Swedish
Jet02
Where do you guys learn afrikaans in the first place...?
Hecthor Doomhammer
QUOTE (Jet02 @ 21 Feb 2017, 16:23) *
Where do you guys learn afrikaans in the first place...?


I've lived close to South African people, and their son was a childhood friend of mine.
Later through the power of the interwebs I've played a browser based MMO (Ogame if you're curious), and in the alliance Iwas in we had a few South Africans too
Jet02
Ah so it's like learning Russian on cs:go

So it's a pretty rudimentary understanding i suppose?
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