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    I'm practically fluent in typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    I'm practically fluent in typo.
    Good one JD!

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    Good thread... I know some French, but would love to learn more someday. Would also like to learn American Sign Language, which I'm hoping to start on in the next couple years.

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    My first language is English. Actually, that's the only language I'm fluent in. I know some Spanish, mostly the bits and pieces I remember from high school. It came in handy when I was in Spain several years ago. My mom is fluent in Cantonese, but she never taught me how to speak it, and I wish she did.

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    I studied German for a couple of years - wwaaayyyy back when, and it came to me very easily. In college I tried French, I just couldn't get it. I would ask the prof to translate the words into English (word for word, I wanted to understand the tense and gender differences), but he acted like he had no idea what I meant. After withdrawing from the class twice, I opted for Latin and breezed right through. What's up with French, and why is it so difficult? (or is it just me?)

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    English is my first language and I did pick up British-English when I visited England complete with accent. (anyone fancy some bangers and mash?) I understand and speak Tagalog (northern Philippines) with a very bad American accent. I don't consider myself fluent enough to call it a second language though. Since Tagalog is partially derived from Spanish I picked up Spanish quickly. I married a Laotian (Laos is between Thailand and Vietnam for those who aren't familiar) and am now picking up conversational Laotian. Also, Laotian is partially derived from Thai so I can understand menus in Thai restaurants. I also learned a bit of sign language but haven't used it often enough and am afraid may have forgotten it. (Although I find myself signing what I say sometimes, mostly subliminal signing.)

    most understood signage in ASL

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    My first language is English, and I'm most fluent in it. Being a Chinese Singaporean, I had to learn Mandarin in school, so that's my second language. I plan on learning French soon. Looks like there are quite a few people here who are multi-lingual.
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