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    Arabic , French , English , and i want to learn german and spanish
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    I speak and love Russian because it's my native language.
    I speak and love English because it's the most laconic language and it gives me the freedom of communication with the whole world (well... almost).
    I speak "some" French and love it because (my teacher's words) "even when they swear it sounds so beautiful".

    I could never learn a phrase in German or Spanish or Italian. But I very easily catch words and whole phrases in Japanese. Weird.

    And Chinese... it's out of any of my logical understanding. I was there, I've tried it and it didn't work out. Nee Hau... No! Not "nee hau", it's "nee hau". I was so exhausted! I always had good ears but their requirements for different tones made me believe that if China will ever become a "super power #1" it will be an English-speaking country.

    Well... I still get green with envy of those who speak Chinese so easily. And I love to draw their hieroglyphs.
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    Fluent in German and English (duh ;D)

    I also speak enough Italian to get by.

    I used to be able to speak very basic Spanish and Japanese, and write texts in Latin, but have forgotten everything. :/
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    English, German and a bit of Russian but I can't read or write it.
    I want to learn French someday.
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    Tagalog is my mother tongue, but I've been speaking English since early childhood. Had to learn Spanish and French in high school but it never really stuck. Lived in Korea for a while and so I know enough of the language to get around. Aaaand, since I've relocated to Germany, I've been trying to learn the language as well.
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    With the exception of italian(i know enough to not get lost, but that's that) i'm more or less the same as matej kovacic as far as languages go (for the same reasons)
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    brazilian portuguese, monkey english, neanderthal latin a little , crazy portunhol (spanish) D:

    it's all I've been learning in the forest o/
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    when i was 11 or 13 or so i realised: the language you think in effects the way you think.

    so now, i try to think with images, and also, decipher symbols and numbers

    all is number.

    you may seem insane to others though, oh well, it's worth it. ;D

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    according to Chomsky, "syntactic structures" all the language structures,
    i mean, the grammar underlying the worlds languages, are from one and the same source.

    interesting thing about letters and symbols: chikkity check it:

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    pretty interesting site: http://boneoracle.com/Cosmology.htm


    cymatics is cool, set the right frequency (chladni plates etc) and you can get the geometric patterns for all words and worlds,
    a rose, a tortoise shell, all patterns in nature, or get it wrong, and behold nothing will sing along.

    they say dna can be affected by frequencies, pythagoras said 'the inside of all is number'; all is number; your frequencies are your numbers.

    the music of the spheres, hehehe. language is embedded in the structure of the you ni verse

    we are the knights who say NI!
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    English is my first language, i live in Canada so i can speak a decent amount of french, although I'm not fluent. i also know a few phrases of Japanese
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    I've been studying Latin for a good 5 years now. I'm nowhere near fluent since I'm teaching myself entirely and there's no way to immerse myself for added learning speed.
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    I know Russian. I spoke it my whole life, but couldn't read or write until I chose it as my foreign language in school. Surprisingly, it was extremely easy to learn to read and write.
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    English is my native language.
    I studied Irish (Gaelic) for 7 or 8 years. I can still remember some prayers, as well as "it was a lovely summer's day", "the sun was shining high in the sky", and "smoke was coming out of the window." In retrospect, I'm not sure what the hell I was learning. I'm sure I'd pick it up again quickly if Irish ever becomes a prominent language anywhere but rural Ireland.
    I studied French for 5 years. I can understand it well enough, but I have difficulty speaking. I can get the message across, but it won't be grammatically correct and may require lots of gesticulating.
    I studied American Sign Language for a year or so. I know enough to give or get directions, hold a casual conversation, and that sort of thing. Oh, and swear. I'm not sure when I'll need to swear at deaf Americans, but when the situation arises, I'm prepared.
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