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View Poll Results: Which is your most dominant language other than English?
Chinese 21 28.00%
Greek 2 2.67%
Hungarian 0 0%
Italian 5 6.67%
Japanese 5 6.67%
Maltese 1 1.33%
Spanish 4 5.33%
Tagalog 7 9.33%
Other 19 25.33%
I like machine language (none) 11 14.67%
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Old 8th November 2008, 12:43 AM
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most fluent after english eh?

Jap i guess, though ive forgotten most of it

followed by Germanian

then Chinese, apparently i was quite fluent in the larvae stage
Sometimes I wonder if you are fluent in english
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Old 8th November 2008, 12:56 AM
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I can understand a conversation in Tagalog (Filipino)but not able to speak it, except for a few words. It didn't help that I had parents that each spoke different dialects but was born and grew up in good ole Brisbane!

The good thing is I can understand my aunts/uncles/other relos pretty well
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its german for me, although im out of practice
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Sometimes I wonder if you are fluent in english
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That's Japanese for "lol" d:

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I can understand a conversation in Tagalog (Filipino)but not able to speak it, except for a few words.
Yeah, that's called receiving bilingualism. It can refer to either someone who can understand a language when it is spoken to them but they are unable to speak it and/or when a person is able to read a language but they are unable to write it.
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I can understand Italian but can't speak it properly as my thick australian accent (yes I have been told by many an international friend that I have a very thick Australian accent) usuallys causes me to stuff up the words.
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I can understand a conversation in Tagalog (Filipino)but not able to speak it, except for a few words. It didn't help that I had parents that each spoke different dialects but was born and grew up in good ole Brisbane!

The good thing is I can understand my aunts/uncles/other relos pretty well
Heheheh good for you! At least you wont get "sold" when your in Phil's on holiday. Oh and of course obviously for me - Tagalog dialect.
Hmmm No Indian language in the selection,guess it falls in the "other" does that mean there aren't Indian TF collectors? just a query and out of curio?


What?!? NO Benbenese
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I can understand Italian but can't speak it properly as my thick australian accent (yes I have been told by many an international friend that I have a very thick Australian accent) usuallys causes me to stuff up the words.
That reminds me of those Leggos ads with Jimmy Barnes and Kate Fisher.

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Nah, you need a Burmese tech specs decoder to understand that monoration.
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I don't speak anything else. Just Australian.
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Nah, you need a Burmese tech specs decoder to understand that monoration.
A tech specs decoder for language would be awesome!

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I don't speak anything else. Just Australian.
SHoudln't that be "Austrayan" ?
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I don't speak anything else. Just Australian.
Then that would fall under "other." There are hundreds of Australian languages, some of them have become extinct with many others on the verge of extinction. The original language of Sydney is called Dharug or Iyora, originally spoken by the Dharruk people. I have no idea what the original language of Melbourne would be.

There's also English... but that language is from England, not Australia (Australian English being derived from Cockney). Of course, this thread is about languages other than English. Jolly good chaps (tally ho)!
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