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Postby Hallvor » 2018-09-02 08:39

Norwegian (of course), English, German and a *little* Italian.

debiman wrote:[*]Estonian sounds almost like finnish, but much more melodic[/list]etc.


Is Estionian comprehensible for native Finnish speakers?
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby eor2004 » 2018-09-02 21:23

I'm from Puerto Rico, I speak spanish 100%, english 80%, japanese 1 or 2%, still trying to learn some japanese and in the future I want to learn russian too!
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby debiman » 2018-09-03 17:24

Hallvor wrote:Is Estionian comprehensible for native Finnish speakers?

yes.
it does sound a little funny; quite comparable to how swedish sounds to norwegians and vice versa, i guess.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby None1975 » 2018-09-04 12:40

Hallvor wrote:Is Estionian comprehensible for native Finnish speakers?

Finnish and Estonian are not mutually intelligible. They belong to different sub-branches of Finnic languages.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby debiman » 2018-09-04 18:44

None1975 wrote:Finnish and Estonian are not mutually intelligible. They belong to different sub-branches of Finnic languages.

maybe my statement was a little broad; of course those are two distinct and different languages, but an Estonian and a Finn can communicate fairly well, if they want to, both speaking their own language.
a person fluent in finnish can understand most of what's going on when visiting Estonia (*). compared to someone who doesn't know either finnish or estonian.
at least that's my experience.

(*) they are, however, advised not to just start speaking finnish to people; it's equivalent to english tourists only speaking english when visiting spain.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby sjukfan » 2018-09-06 14:41

Sweden and Swedish, also speaks English fairly well. Understand like 50% Norwegian and 50% written Danish.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby debiman » 2018-09-06 15:05

sjukfan wrote:50% written Danish.

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Postby Liamza2314 » 2018-10-23 09:35

I'm from cape town, which is in south africa, actually right at the bottom of sa
Most people here speak Afrikaans or Xhosa, though I never learned afrikaans because I'm shit with languages
It's super hot here at the moment
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby debiman » 2018-10-26 03:49

^ well you're not shit with English!

anyhow, does that mean your own laguage is Xhosa? cool...

also, i'm jelly for the weather there.
i always prefered hot to cold (maybe because i never get enough of it, except in sauna).
here, it's like this :-(
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby frank38 » 2018-10-29 15:43

I'm from Italy. I speak fully Italian. I studied English and French at school, but I'm very poor in these languages.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby Targenor » 2018-10-29 18:13

Born in Sweden, so speaks Swedish and English.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby Roel63 » 2018-11-01 18:33

The Netherlands, born and raised and still living there.

Next to Dutch I speak English, German, French.
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby Starborn » 2018-11-10 16:38

Roel63 wrote:The Netherlands, born and raised and still living there.

Next to Dutch I speak English, German, French.

Hey, look, a neighbour from the north. :)
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Re: Where are you from? Which language uses/speaks?*edited

Postby llivv » 2019-02-13 06:41

I'm currently in N America. I look for commonalities in all languages, especially if words, phrases, construction or sounds have common ancestors or roots.
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