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What is your mother tongue?

Chinese
0
No votes
Spanish
1
2%
English
31
66%
Arabic
0
No votes
Hindi
0
No votes
Portuguese
2
4%
Russian
2
4%
Japanese (and other 'Middle' Asian)
0
No votes
German (and other Western European)
9
19%
Turkish
0
No votes
Middle Eastern families
0
No votes
Northern African families
0
No votes
Middle and Southern African families
0
No votes
Indonesian (and other South-Eastern Asian)
0
No votes
Traditional, specify which
2
4%
 
Total votes: 47
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Postby jelco » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:10 pm

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What is your mother tongue?

On a Saturday evening I suddenly realize that I haven't posted my Poll of this week. I'm sorry to say that I completely forgot about it, and therefore this poll was made pretty much on-the-spot. I apologize for any mistakes, and they will be corrected (that is, I will try to have them corrected) if I deem it necessary after your request.

I believe there's 193 countries in the world officially recognized by the UN. There's at least twice as many languages. Therefore, I will limit myself to the largest languages, and will list the smaller languages in groups. I picked this subject in favour of a poll on home countries, since I find languages somewhat more interesting. I would appreciate it however, if you mention which country you live in as well. It might give a rough idea of the community members' origins.

My Post

I'm Dutch, living in the Netherlands (that tiny country East of the UK, West of France, above the country with the rudest word in existence for a name).

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Postby shinygerbil » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:13 pm

Oh, you changed that link quick. ;)

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Postby zjoere » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:27 pm

my mother tongue is flemish a subgroup of dutch
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Postby mibias » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:25 pm

Danish.
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Postby Rkiver » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:12 pm

English, though passibly fluent in Irish, not that it's much use.
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Postby Xocrates » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:59 pm

Portuguese reporting.
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Postby wwarnick » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:25 am

Took a year of Spanish in highschool.

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Postby Agent <Sidepipe> » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:45 am

German here.

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Postby jelco » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:57 pm

I didn't list every language as German, it's just that German is the largest European language apart from Spanish, Portuguese and English.

But I perfectly understand your remark. It's not that I like having German as a mandatory subject in school, you know. :wink:

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Postby mibias » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:55 pm

They're not over for me :S
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Postby Hmuda » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:53 pm

South-Eastern Hungarian, more specifically "Szegedi" which puts heavy emphasis on the letter "Ö" (sometimes called "Szögedi" :P), unlike the rest of our language where it's mostly replaced with "E".

So I guess it's traditional for me.
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Postby (MOR) » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:10 am

My mother tongue is Tifinagh, but can you add it to the list ?
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Postby ScareyedHawk » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:53 am

Swedish.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:32 pm

English, the proper one, newer SAE. :wink:
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Postby Deamon » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:29 pm

Traditional - Irish ( Gaeilge )
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