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dav
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Unread postby dav » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:54 am

French is my home language :mrgreen:
And I try to speak English and Italian (and japanese, a little bit....) :redface:

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Unread postby Vonnie » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:50 pm

League of nations if you ask me! :yaya:

My mother was Afrikaans, my father was English (born in Leichestershire) and I married a Jew (learnt Hebrew & some Yiddish)! Studied German, Latin (helps to understand Italian) & Dutch at varsity. Understand some Sesotho. :lol:

There you have it!

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Unread postby lionesselsa » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:13 pm

My languague is Czech. Muj jazyk je Cestina :)
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Unread postby Sacramento » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:32 pm

I'm italian so italian is my home language,but I speak english and I may understand french...with the help of my wife :wink:

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Unread postby CurtisDillon » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:53 pm

I am English speaking and my SO is Afrikaans speaking. I can speak Afrikaans, but give me a few beers and watch me struggle with the accent. :redface: I think I am speaking perfect Afrikaans but when my SO starts smiling at me, then I know the rooi neck is coming through. :P

DinkyBird wrote:Forgive me but I am from the EC after all

with a 'Bordah' accent we're told by the Cape Towners :lol:


DB, I know the border accent well. I can tell who comes from the EC when they start speaking. :lol: eg. East London sounds like "Slunin". :?:
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Unread postby kat » Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:47 pm

I speak only English and learning some Spanish thanks to my daughter watching Dora the Explorer. In the USA people will tell you I have a very Southern accent. :redface:

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Unread postby Oumie » Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:11 am

CurtisDillon wrote:I am English speaking and my SO is Afrikaans speaking. I can speak Afrikaans, but give me a few beers and watch me struggle with the accent. :redface: I think I am speaking perfect Afrikaans but when my SO starts smiling at me, then I know the rooi neck is coming through. :P
:?:


Don't feel bad about it, have the same problem :roll:
My SO is English speaking and I am Afrikaans speaking.
So when he teases me about my "English" I then tell him in a sweet voice (GP's saying) gaan vang 'n haan in London :D
Storms river 11/10/15 - 12/10/15
Addo 13/10/15 - 15/10/15
mountain Zebra 16/10/15 - 18/10/15
Camdeboo 19/10/15 - 20/10/15

Reservation made for April and May and June 8)

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Unread postby Salva » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:28 pm

Oumie wrote: gaan vang 'n haan in London :D


:lol: :lol: :lol: Colourful language, that Afrikaans of you people. And for me personally allways one of the highlights of visiting SA!
U lacht en U heeft gelijk dat U lacht maar het is niet om mee te lachen

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Your Language?

Unread postby christelsabine » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:20 pm

Hi all,
I am German, so: I speak German. Was raised up in Canada, so I speak English. Love French language a lot - but forgot a little bit during past years :redface:

Yep, that's it - Christel

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Re: Your Language?

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:57 pm

Je parle français, but about animals I can understand English (a little bit). Anne-Marie :D

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Unread postby Yvonne B. » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:07 pm

I am Dutch, so we speak a handfull of languages. We have to, apart from SA, there's just a few islands in the world where people understand dutch. And I have learned Afrikaans, which is absolute great :thumbs_up: Don't know any language in the world what make poems so great to read as in Afrikaans. Geniet my gate uit :wink:
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la lionne
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Unread postby la lionne » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:03 pm

Ma langue est le français mais je me débrouille en Italien - Anglais et je connais un peu de Swahili.


My language is French but I speak a little Italian - English and I know a little Swahili. :D
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Unread postby Bothali » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:39 pm

I'm Afrikaans, but don't speak it properly as I spend my days speaking English at work and all the textbooks I used for my studies were English. From a business point of view therefore, I can't express myself in my home language. It is only when I am on leave and when I spend more time with my family that I start feeling comfortable with Afrikaans again.

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Unread postby murron66 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:31 am

I'm Swiss, so speak Swiss German as well as German (is much different than Swiss German), English, French, a little Italian and some Spanish..

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat May 13, 2006 10:54 am

English speaking. When I am with my Dad, we speak in Lancashire slang, but in the parks I get a rare opportunity to speak Afrikaans, but those who know me walk away, and I haven't worked out why yet.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


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