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aurealis July 8th, 2013 11:58am

If you could completely learn just one language and speak it fluently at this very moment, which language would you choose?

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MissN The Experiment
07/09/13 12:50 am

French! It's natural to want to learn the language your name came from =)..

Dibbs iN My oWn liTTle w0rlD
07/08/13 8:24 pm

Spanish. It would certainly make my job easier.

Sean Go Devils
07/08/13 4:05 pm

Arabic or Chinese. Lots of money to be made

restinghour Pennsylvania
07/08/13 1:42 pm

Polish because it would make me grandpa very happy or Romanian so I could actually hold a conversation with my best friend's parents. haha

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aurealis the sky
07/08/13 4:02 pm

That's some cool heritage :)

MrsOH Washington state
07/09/13 10:47 am

I took 2 years of Swedish in college. Years later, visited Sweden, tried to remember my Swedish. They were delighted, but kept asking me why I had learned it. "No one speaks it but us, and we all speak English."

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 12:54 pm

Italian with Portuguese in a close second

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aurealis the sky
07/08/13 4:03 pm

Love the first choice :) I would like to learn Portuguese if I ever visited/moved to Brazil

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 4:09 pm

I really love Bossa Nova music even though I'm not 86 and I would love to able to understand exactly what they're saying. Also, I'm dying to go to Carnival someday soon!

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 4:03 pm

That's what I said! :)

jules400 West Virginia
07/08/13 5:56 pm

Carpe diem. :)

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 4:04 pm

I wanted to learn German so bad for THE longest time I still do haha. I bet it would be cool to be able to communicate with your German-speaking family :) do you know a little bit of it any?

JoshPope Greeley
07/08/13 9:00 am

Maybe Mandarin Chinese or Arabic!

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/08/13 9:15 am

Though I'd love to speak Brasilian Portuguese and Italian too.

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 4:05 pm

I like your choice :)

Zack100 Tatooine
07/08/13 8:16 am

Im learning latin now and I cant imagine being able to speak it fluently. It takes me five minutes to write out one sentence because of all the cases and endings. I would love to speak it fluently even if though it isn't spoken anymore.

dawl adulting
07/08/13 7:53 am

French would be fun.

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aurealis the sky
07/08/13 8:07 am

Such a beautiful language :) that's my second choice immediately after Latin

AnnaRose Texas
07/08/13 7:29 am

Ancient Egyptian but Spanish is much more practical..

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DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/08/13 7:13 am

Portuguese. For my major, I have to learn at least two other languages. I'm choosing to do Spanish and Portuguese, but I also want to learn French and Latin... I might have to do more than just two : )

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EarlyBird Portland
07/08/13 7:05 am

Spanish makes the most sense for me.

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 8:36 am

Yeah it's definitely the most practical choice for me, especially since at least half of my coworkers are Mexican. I just find other languages more beautiful and want to learn them xD I need to reteach myself Spanish though

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
07/08/13 6:51 am

Italian so I can finally finish my 2 Italian classes and only 2 classes I need to graduate college.

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aurealis the sky
07/08/13 8:34 am

Woooo that's exciting!! Love Italian :)

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
07/08/13 8:42 am

Yea it's not that exciting haha. I'm second generation Italian and my grandfather is fluent but my dad is not so I blame him for me not knowing diddly.

amyaub
07/08/13 6:38 am

Spanish. My French and Latin are useless here.

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/08/13 6:14 am

Latin. It may be dead but who cares? It's beautiful.

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aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:17 am

Right :) we'll totally learn it someday!! (Soon hopefully lol)

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/08/13 6:26 am

It is a must. Bucket list!

Zack100 Tatooine
07/08/13 8:18 am

Latin isnt dead, its just not spoken. There are still thousands of texts written in latin that you can look at and read. If I were to learn latin, it wouldnt be used to speak, but to read.

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 8:33 am

Latin is considered a dead language. A language is considered dead when there are no native speakers left. It split up into which the Romantic languages developed from resulting in pseudoextinction of the language, though Latin didn't literally "die"

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 6:05 am

Just one? Boo.

Maybe something like Finnish or Russian? But French or Spanish would be more useful...

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:06 am

Forget useful, haha. :)
I want to learn a dead language...

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 6:08 am

Ohhh that would be fun! To know a language no one else knows! You can be an expert on the language and translate old writings found.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:10 am

:D I've always had a strange fascination with ancient culture and language. I love history. (:

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:10 am

I know I know but I had to make the question a little interesting y'know xD I love foreign languages with a passion and have a (rather large) list I'd love to learn ❤

Yeah I thought of Spanish too bc of practicality but I used to know it just needto

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:10 am

reteach myself again how to speak fluently lol. But omg Russian is one of the ones I would love to learn!!! I love it!!

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:12 am

Yeah me and my friend both want to learn Latin really bad and one benefit we talk about is we're like, well we could totally talk and have a conversation and NO ONE would understand us haha!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:13 am

Pretty much! Then you have people looking at you like you're insane and you just flip out on them in Latin. ;p

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:24 am

Right?! They may call the loony bin at that point to come pick me up xD

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:27 am

At least you'll be cultured. ;P
It's okay, I suppose I'd end up there too.

rlands
07/08/13 5:59 am

Arabic!

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:02 am

:D hang out with Nizabelle!
She speaks Arabic!

rlands
07/08/13 6:05 am

Really?? Ahhh that just makes her even more amazing!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:07 am

;D Yeah! She's great!

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:13 am

I like your answer rlands :) and that's so cool I didn't know that about Niz!! I suppose I should've guessed that though considering her name haha

jonfrei the boonies
07/08/13 5:57 am

Spanish. Most of my "language barrier" calls for service involve Mexicans or South American Spanish speakers.

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aurealis the sky
07/08/13 8:51 am

Me too I used to know Spanish but didn't practice it enough and now it's difficult communicating with my Spanish coworkers sometimes, I wish I could speak their language

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/08/13 5:28 am

I was going to say Spanish because the influx of population but Italian is a beautiful language the Irish Gaelic Is beautiful did nearly died as it was outlawed by death from any for a long time.

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:59 am

I thought of that too I work with alot of Mexicans but I've already learned it once before (just didn't care or practice it enough at the time so I can't recall it that well) so I could reteach myself that one, I agree I think Italian is gorgeous :))

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:41 am

What's your first language?

DavesNotHere where am I
07/08/13 7:03 am

Lousy English

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:36 am

I want to learn this one too :) I have an old deaf couple that comes in where I work and they are so sweet and so I taught myself how to say "Good day how are you" and "Have a good night" it made them so happy the first time I signed it to them :)

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:42 am

I like your answer a lot :)

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:18 am

Pika pika!! :3

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:19 am

Yeah that is my immediate second choice :) though Latin and Italian are very similar

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 5:01 am

Call me weird guys but Latin. I love Latin. And I want to learn it.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 5:36 am

I swear, you copy me. I was just talking to rlands the other day saying how I want to learn Latin. :)

rlands
07/08/13 6:00 am

He was. MrL tells no lies.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:03 am

:D 'tis true. Just call me Lincoln. :P

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:05 am

No way L! That's crazy talk :b

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:07 am

Well, I have my crazy moments, I suppose. O.O

aurealis the sky
07/08/13 6:16 am

Hehe meeeeybe ;b I totally didn't know you said that! I think Latin is such a beautiful language ❤ I don't care that its dead. Plus it goes well with me becoming a biologist and all :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 6:19 am

It was in a Random discussion between her and I, which was totally unrelated to the poll under which we commented. Ah well... I do that all the time. :P

But it really is such a beautiful language. I would learn it just to say I knew it, haha. :D