How Many Languages Do You Speak?
21 Feb 08
I can speak and write both our native language Filipino (formerly called Tagalog, which is actually only a regional dialect) and English. --- To share further, I can also write in the characters that were used in Middle Earth (of 'Lord of the Rings fame') :'p . It's called Tengwar. Just learned it as a hobby :'D ------ Here in the Philippines, we have two main languages: English and Filipino. It's even stated in our constitution: "Art.14, sec.6 The national language of the Philippines is Filipino." Art.14, sec.7 "For purposes of communication and instruction, the official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and, until otherwise provided by law, English". We were under three colonizers in our history: Spanish (over 300 years), American, and Japanese. We have a lot of Spanish in our language, and also Chinese, since we've lived with them since before the Spanish occupation. But oddly, though, we don't have that much Japanese in our culture. --- Our three big universities were either instituted by the U.S. or Spain: Ateneo de Manila (Spain), De La Salle University (Spain); and University of the Philippines (U.S.), which is now in its Centennial Year (1980). --- I've said a lot now :'p I'm just refreshing my memory about national history ='D and want to promote U.P. as our best university :'p heheheh...
27 Dec 06
hi iam from india. in idnai there r many different languages. so if a person is born in india defenitely u will come to know of more 2 languages for sure. cuz most of the children study in english medium schols. infact u can say now all the children r learning in english medium only. so a educated child will know english, his/her mothwer tongue and other language from her country . for example i know 4 languages english, tamil, my mother tongue, hindi.