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    What is your native language?

    I speak English. My native language is Irish.
    sin e

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    Turkish/Turetskiiy/Türkçe/Türkisch/Turco

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    American is my native language.....but I speak good English, also.
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    i can seak in a lot of the english dialects, even get the accents right(sometimes). theres hardly a difference between any of them(exept mabe the australian dilect,im not so sure )but im also wanting to learn japanese cuase i plann to move there. o and dutch because im part dutch.(can anyone help me with those?
    небо уронит
    ночь на ладони
    нас не догонят
    нас не догонят
    небо уронит
    ночь на ладони
    нас не догонят
    нас не догонят

    "нас не догонят" т.а.т.у

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    pinczakko~

    the lontara and makasar sripts looked pretty intreresting i might think about learning those
    небо уронит
    ночь на ладони
    нас не догонят
    нас не догонят
    небо уронит
    ночь на ладони
    нас не догонят
    нас не догонят

    "нас не догонят" т.а.т.у

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    Mine is German.
    Џорџ Буш је ратни злочинац!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pookie123
    american english...but what if you grew up with your grandma and she only spoke french and you only spoke french with her and then moved in with your mum when you were 5, and she only speaks english...and u speak both? heeehh?
    YES this absolutely I know some kids that the father speaks spanish but can speak little english and the mother speaks english but little spanish

    so the kids can speak both language perfectally!

    PS my native is english I can speak some spanish but very little.

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    Russian.about 2 native languages: what about the children in binational families??when parents and relatives use 2 languages speaking with the child.at the beginning the child even mixes the languages and only when he is 4-5 years he can separate one language from another.Which language is native then??Both.

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    English would be my native tounge

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    First American English, Second is Ebonics.
    Yea its just me, don't worry.

    The cops came to my apartment one day. They took my Redbull and Vodka, I cried.

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    At first I was Speaking Polish only, even in kindergarden I was speaking polish but all the kids spoke English. Then I learned English and my Polish kind of was krippled.

    I understand It pretty good, but speak it somewhat well, but only can read commen words

    I plan on learning Russian because I like the way it sounds and the Cyrillic looks cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traveler
    pinczakko~

    the lontara and makasar sripts looked pretty intreresting i might think about learning those
    I think it's relatively easy to learn about those scripts.
    -- Human knowledge belongs to the world --
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    Some people claim to know two languages as their native. How come? It's possible to have only one native language. The language of the country where you were born and spent most of your life. That's the native language!
    In America, there are many first generation families (immigrant parents who have children born in the USA) from countries that don't speak English. Where I'm from, there are many people that come from Spanish speaking countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. The children that are born in the USA and have parents from their home country have two native languages, and I have many friends in this situation. They speak perfect Spanish from growing up with their parents, and speak perfect English from growing up in an English society.

    As for myself, American English is my native language. I understand some Latin, Spanish, and French, but would rather focus on learning Russian.

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    Re: What is your native language?

    Quote Originally Posted by irisheyes
    I speak English. My native language is Irish.
    are you from an Ghaeltacht?
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    are ye' from the Gaelt
    Call to a hardware store: "I'm sure you know more about the caulk than I do...tell me...is there a taste to the caulk?".

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    My native language is Austrian German! :P

    The other languages I learned or at least tried to learn are English, Russian, French, Spanish, Latvian, Czech, Croatian and Latin - but I would say that I am only fluent in English and Russian...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnessa Ivanovna
    My native language is Austrian German! :P

    The other languages I learned or at least tried to learn are English, Russian, French, Spanish, Latvian, Czech, Croatian and Latin - but I would say that I am only fluent in English and Russian...
    Yea, you make a good point about being fluent at speaking languages... after I learn russian and german, then I'm going to focus on being fluent on this learned languages (Italian, Russian, German)... and I think I do just fine with english ... I'm thinking about joining a conversational club here in my city...
    Every step is a victory

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    Being fluent for me means far more than "only" the four basic language skills speaking, writing, listening and reading - so e.g. to be able to skimm/scan through a text, searching for the relevant information or to be able to respond to what other people said, depending on the relation you have (like ты/Вы in Russian).

    But then I found out for myself that I can`t alsways be perfect and fluent in all the languages I actually want to learn, but that I should be really pleased with what I`ve learned so far:
    e.g. I attended a special, so-called "Czech through Russian"-course at my university, which concentrad more on the receptive than on the productive skills - which is really fine too! Basing on the Russian we students knew, we compared the two Slavic languages to then profit from the similarities and to, on the other hand, be aware of "false friends". Now I can`t speak Czech very well, but I do get along with a written text (knowing how to use the dictionary effectively and where to look up the grammar). So for me this practical knowledge is of any use
    And if I ever want to go on studying Czech I have at least a good and stable basis...

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    American English, but I can skim through material in Spanish very quickly. I also think Cyrilic is cool, but don't understand much of it.

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