What is your native language?

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#1 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -

I'm curious to find out how many OTers with a native language other than English we have.

Mine is Arabic.

#2 Posted by deeliman (2402 posts) -

Mine is Dutch.

#3 Posted by johnd13 (8015 posts) -

Mine is Greek.

#4 Edited by Lone_Wolf_Lance (121 posts) -

Romanian. I really hate that language.

#5 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I leaned Spanish and English simultaneously, but my education being in English I would say English.

I can think in both languages, but I do prefer English as I find it "easier" there's less lost in translation phrases in comparison to all the different dialects of Spanish.

#6 Posted by not_wanted (1977 posts) -

Romanian

#7 Posted by foxhound_fox (87837 posts) -

English.

#8 Posted by DrvoJavorovo (40 posts) -

Serbian.

#9 Posted by Stesilaus (3305 posts) -
#10 Edited by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

American English

#11 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

English.

#12 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

my nationality is my language too. Indonesian

#13 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

I primarily speak english as its my main language living in Australia. But i do understand and can speak a social level of Arabic as my background is Lebanese.

#14 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9559 posts) -

Espa~nol

#15 Edited by TAMKFan (32732 posts) -

English

#16 Posted by EnoshimaJunko (200 posts) -

Meine Muttersprachen ist Deutsch.

Nah, I'm kidding, its English.

#17 Posted by megagene (22996 posts) -

The Queen's English.

#18 Posted by indzman (17312 posts) -

Hindi then English.

#19 Posted by Allicrombie (25134 posts) -

@megagene said:

The Queen's English.

jolly good, old chap.

#20 Posted by WAJ (730 posts) -

Geordie

#21 Posted by TheFlush (5518 posts) -

Mijn moedertaal is Nederlands... it's Dutch.

#22 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -

@TheFlush said:

Mijn moedertaal is Nederlands... it's Dutch.

I actually understood that as I'm currently learning Dutch :P

#23 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -

I primarily speak english as its my main language living in Australia. But i do understand and can speak a social level of Arabic as my background is Lebanese.

You're of Lebanese background? 2ahlan 7abibi :P

#24 Edited by sukraj (22278 posts) -

punjabi

#25 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

you know the answer I'm going to give :P

shalom ve laila tov

#26 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23297 posts) -

Spanish.

#27 Posted by Tqricardinho (340 posts) -

Portuguese (from Portugal, not from Brazil)

#28 Posted by themajormayor (25712 posts) -

Swedish

#29 Posted by gameofthering (10150 posts) -

Scots English

#30 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

American English.

#31 Posted by BetaVulgaris (34 posts) -

Danish and German, I was raised with both languages.

#32 Edited by Chevolutionary (23290 posts) -

My main language is bollocks.

#33 Posted by blurguy6 (693 posts) -

Urdu

#34 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@mystic_knight said:

I primarily speak english as its my main language living in Australia. But i do understand and can speak a social level of Arabic as my background is Lebanese.

You're of Lebanese background? 2ahlan 7abibi :P

Hahaha Im no good at transcribing Lebanese words using the English alphanumeric characters. Although i did understand you there :P

#35 Posted by DanishSnow (67 posts) -

Australian English.

#36 Edited by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

Dickinknees

#37 Posted by Dogswithguns (10707 posts) -

Vietnamese..

#38 Edited by ShuLordLiuPei (9506 posts) -

Lingua Latina

#39 Edited by Hiddai (6076 posts) -

Hebrew

#40 Posted by th3warr1or (20640 posts) -

American English.

#41 Posted by _Judas_ (720 posts) -

Norwegian

#42 Edited by telefanatic (2868 posts) -

Ukrainian

#43 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I am speaking it.

#44 Edited by GazaAli (22550 posts) -

Man English is got to be the most boring native language since so many people speak it worldwide :P

#45 Posted by Praisedasun (444 posts) -

Greek

#46 Edited by Vatusus (4498 posts) -

Portuguese from Portugal

#47 Posted by Glitter (353 posts) -

My native language is English, however I have an interest in many languages and I am planning to learn at least two languages, Japanese & Arabic; as they are the languages I have most interest in and I wanted to learn at least two languages; however, originally I only wanted to learn Japanese. Besides my interest in learning Japanese & Arabic, I also have an interest in the following languages, but I do not plan to learn any of them; I have interest in Greek, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Hebrew, Yiddish, most if not all of the Indian languages and all of the languages that use the Arabic alphabet; I also have interest in languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet. I also have an interest in the Latin language and at one point considered learning it.

I did not think much about my native language until sometime after having a strong interest in the Japanese language. I became interested more in my native language as a result of my interest in Japanese and language learning in general, despite my native language being a basic and widely used language. I have interest in English, Japanese, and Arabic calligraphy and I plan to relearn English cursive, as I like English cursive and part of my interest in Arabic is because it is a cursive type language. At one point I considered learning medieval English, but I knew this would be impossible or extremely difficult.

#48 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Man English is got to be the most boring native language since so many people speak it worldwide :P

Naw. I can't understanding people with Indian, London, or Ebonic dialects.

It's pretty unique in that sense if you're up to the challenge of learning all the dialects.

#49 Posted by ratchet200 (1038 posts) -

Aussie English :D

#50 Posted by Horgen (110071 posts) -

Norwegian... Bit lonely here :P