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View Poll Results: How many languages do you speak?
0 3 12.00%
1 4 16.00%
2 10 40.00%
3 8 32.00%
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5 0 0%
6 0 0%
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:51 AM
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How many languages do you speak? Be honest or I'm going to judge you so hard.

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Old 03-06-2016, 06:51 AM
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If I could speak English but don't do so, does that also count?
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If I could speak English but don't do so, does that also count?
Yes. For the purposes of this discussion, speak=write.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:58 AM
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What about programing languages?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:00 AM
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What about programing languages?
Programming languages are a higher form of communication, and for the purposes of this discussion do not count.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:22 AM
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How does one speak 0 languages?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:24 AM
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:27 AM
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I've always regretted not learning German.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:31 AM
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I take it this is meant as foreign languages. Correct?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:35 AM
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Depending on what level of language is required for it to count, I know 2 to 4. And that's really only because Afrikaans is kinda easy if you already speak Dutch and English.

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Perhaeps is maent for peopel who no speak any language good?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:38 AM
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:02 AM
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Perhaeps is maent for peopel who no speak any language good?
Prhaps. Hu knous, thu.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:28 AM
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I speak two languages fluently, and one very shoddily. The two fluent ones being Swedish and English, and the one I can albeit-not-really-but-sorta-kinda--make-myself-understood in is German.

Frankly I could've done without German in retrospect, now that they're actually catching up on English down on the continent. Had it been ten-twenty years ago I would've thought differently.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:14 AM
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I'm guessing we're only counting languages in which we could carry a conversation, not just follow one, yes?
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:28 AM
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I take it this is meant as foreign languages. Correct?
Zero was meant to be a joke option. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I can see how it would cause confusion.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:36 AM
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Just english.

I'm in that level of spanish where I can write it to a degree, and can make myself understood or understand someone else in a conversation... but only over the course of a few minutes with pictures and gestures tossed in.


There's a lot of "Crap how do you conjugate that verb" or "Damn what is that one noun..."
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:54 AM
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Zero was meant to be a joke option. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I can see how it would cause confusion.
I see. Well, it matters not really. I am bilingual since the birth (or, rather, since the time I learned to speak), so counting those two as actual two would be a bit unfair. Other than that, I can speak two languages quite well; English and Russian, although the written word is a bit problematic in Russian. I can also speak Slovakian, yet that is pretty given, as it is very close to Czech. There is also Polish, yet that one; well, I can communicate at some level, but hell, I can't write anything, nor would I call the communication fluent or even smooth by a wide margin.

So, three sound about right.

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Old 03-06-2016, 09:55 AM
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French and English I speak well enough to follow a conversation, or read some complicate works. I can understand Spanish and Italian to a certain point, but speak neither, even if Spanish would probably come back if I spent a lot of time in Spain.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:03 AM
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Well we don't even learn Spanish very often and it is within driving distance for a lot of people.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:35 AM
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I can understand French decently enough but have a harder time speaking it myself.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:37 AM
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My German's probably too rusty for me to still count it as something I understand.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:40 AM
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Well arachnid, if you want to judge me you have to judge some local politics. Croats, Bosniaks and now some Montenegrins would fervently claim they have a language of their own but I understand all three with minimum hassle. If that counts I am fluent in 5 languages (the four local ones and English). If not two.

I would also understand Macedonian and Bulgarian quite well but I'd lie if I said I was fluent. Likewise for Spanish.
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:49 PM
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The joy of being part of "the battlefield of Europe": two languages is pretty much necessary to be considered capable workforce, and three is highly recommended.

Not that there ISN'T a bazillion idiots not willing to speak any other language here either...

Interestingly, I'm guessing we're going to see a LOT of 2's and 3's, just because we're on an English board about a game that, while English-native, isn't English-limited.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:53 PM
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Here's a question: How many people voting for multiple languages have English as their first language and not one they learned later?
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