?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Languages poll

First:
Happy Birthday, myng_rabbyt!

Second, Happy Valentine's Day to all.

Third, please
Poll #674841 Languages Poll

What language(s) do you speak?

Mandarin Chinese
0(0.0%)
Hindi
0(0.0%)
English
6(22.2%)
Spanish
1(3.7%)
Arabic
0(0.0%)
Portugese
0(0.0%)
Bengali
0(0.0%)
Russian
0(0.0%)
Japanese
0(0.0%)
Punjabi
0(0.0%)
German
0(0.0%)
Javanese, Bahasa Indonesia, or Bahasa Malayu
0(0.0%)
Korean
0(0.0%)
Vietnamese
0(0.0%)
Other (please specify)
0(0.0%)

What language(s) can you read?

Chinese (Hanzi, not just pinyin or zhuyingfuhao)
0(0.0%)
Hindi
0(0.0%)
English
4(14.8%)
Spanish
0(0.0%)
Arabic
0(0.0%)
Portugese
0(0.0%)
Bengali (Bangla alphasyllabary)
0(0.0%)
Russian
0(0.0%)
Japanese (Kanji, not katakana, hiragana, or rōmaji)
0(0.0%)
Punjabi (any written dialect)
0(0.0%)
German
0(0.0%)
Javanese (Javanese script), Bahasa Indonesia, or Bahasa Malayu
0(0.0%)
Korean
0(0.0%)
Vietnamese
0(0.0%)
Other (please specify)
0(0.0%)

What is your primary region of origin?

Mainland East Asia excluding Pacific Rim
2(7.4%)
Anglo-America
14(51.9%)
Latin America
1(3.7%)
Southeast Asia exlcluding Pacific Rim
0(0.0%)
Western or Northern Europe
3(11.1%)
Middle East or Asia Minor
0(0.0%)
Asian Pacific Rim and Pacific Islands
1(3.7%)
Central Europe
0(0.0%)
Eastern Europe
1(3.7%)
North Africa
1(3.7%)
Western or Central Sub-Saharan Africa
0(0.0%)
Eastern or Southern Sub-Saharan Africa
0(0.0%)
Elsewhere in the Americas (Caribbean, etc.)
1(3.7%)
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, East Timor)
0(0.0%)
Other
3(11.1%)


--
Banazir

Comments

( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
(Deleted comment)
banazir
Feb. 17th, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)
Blame LiveJournal
It only allows 15 slots, so I went with the top 14 spoken languages by number of native speakers, with a little fudge on Java and Indonesia.

Of course, this doesn't account for the present bias in web demographics. There may be a lot more speakers of Javanese and Bengali than there are speakers of French and Farsi, but there are probably more French-speaking and Farsi-speaking people online. I've also ignored any distinction between first and later languages.

As for writing systems and regions, I winged it.

--
Banazir
(Deleted comment)
mrowe
Feb. 17th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
Speak/read additional: Dutch, French, Italian (though I'm rusty in the latter two)
marm
Feb. 17th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
Is anglo-America a cutesy word for North America?

My "other" is french.
banazir
Feb. 17th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Not so much
... seeing as Mexico is in North America, too, and is Spanglish-speaking.

Basically, Anglo-America = "nations in the Americas where English is a first language" = USA + Canada + a few Caribbean islands where English is the official language (Barbados, Jamaica, etc.) + the Central-American countries where English is an official language (Belize, Guyana) - those crazy Quebecois.

Quebec (among others) would put "elsewhere in the Americas".

My "other" is French, too.

--
Banazir
yodge
Feb. 17th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
speak/read/write fluently: English & Thai
speak/read/write like a confused tourist: Spanish & Mandarin
banazir
Feb. 17th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Fluency
That's xxet anozzer plol!

(EveryTEUNC should put "TEUNCanese" fro "other". ^_~)

--
Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Feb. 17th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Bana! *hugs*
fleurdelista
Feb. 17th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
speak french and italian as well.
can read french, italian, and latin.
koinegeek
Feb. 17th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
My "Other" language I speak is ASL (American Sign Language)

I forgot to put I also read Κοινη Greek :)

eightdaysofrain
Feb. 17th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
I am fluent (read, write, speak) in Irish.
(I know it's my national language but you would be surprised how many cannot do that).

Can also speak, read, and write French (a bit rusty on it though)

Know a little German (enough to introduce myself and ask directions and some grammmer and tell a bit about me).

I do want to learn Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, German and Russian too at some stage and keep brushing up my other languages so I retain my skill in them.
tears_of_nienna
Feb. 17th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
I can speak and read French probably well enough to survive in France, although I haven't had a chance to test this hypothesis yet. I can also read Latin, but speaking it's another matter entirely. >< I maintain that it isn't taught in a way that's conducive to speaking.
dankamongmen
Feb. 17th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
spoken: english, ecclesiastic latin
written: english, vulgate and ecclesiastic latin, attic greek, aramaic (not yet fluent writing, but fluent reading)

sola bona lingua est mortua lingua!
banazir
Feb. 17th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, now that's impressive
LOL, "the only good language is a dead language"?

--
Banazir
( 15 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2008
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

KSU Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GEC) Lab

Teunciness

Breakfast

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Communities

Fresh Pages

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Naoto Kishi