language, cutlure, people

@apgh09 (514)
United States
December 22, 2009 10:50pm CST
In America we speak English its a little different from England's version. And I was just wondering how many different types of languages are spoken in your county? What is your primary language, and how many of the other languages can you speak?
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@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Hello there.. Here in the Philippines, our two official languages are Filipino and English.. but all over the country we have 120+ dialects, so its like, in every province you go in our country, people have their own kind of language...:D
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
well, here in our local area, there are lots of ppl who have their own language too..lol My parents know some dialects, but unfortunately they didn't taught us to speak it... But I can understand a bit of it..btw, that dialect is called "Ilocano".. Have a nice day!
@apgh09 (514)
• United States
30 Dec 09
hi I would love to visit your country one day, wow 120+dialects thats allot! do you understand any of the other dialects or just the one in your local area?
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
23 Dec 09
Language is very difference in China.we most spoken "Putonghua".but if you come my country,maybe you don't understant our words.we spoken anther language vision .Not only foringer don't understant,but also some chinese people can't understant.
@apgh09 (514)
• United States
30 Dec 09
hi i did respond to your message a while back and now its not showing i have no idea what happen. I was saying that, that I am finding out that this more common than I expected that you may be next door neighbors and speak a totally different language that is amazing.
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
18 Jan 10
er...i am so sorry.bucause i don't understand that you said "the next door neighbor".so could you please explain it?and my enghlish is so poor!i just think we are come from dilfferent countryies, that a surprise!i am very happy can make friends with you.
• India
24 Dec 09
India has many languages and most of the them have official language status and thus can be used for all official purpose as well as being spoken. Actually the many states of india have been formed on the basis of language and so each state has its own language. Apart from this, Hindi is the national language while English is fairly common in most places.
@apgh09 (514)
• United States
30 Dec 09
hi, I have heard of Kolata India before I think I heard of your city in a documentary or a movie I can't remember which one, I have met a few Indian people here in the States and one lady was also telling me about the many different languages. Another was a co worker and she would tell me different things in Hindi and in her own language man, trying to get the correct pronunciation was hard! but I love sanscript its so pretty, please excuse the misspelling not sure of the correct spelling.
@youless (112263)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Dec 09
I am from China. Here the most common and official language is Mandarin. But there are many dialects in my country. My first language is Cantonese. People come from different places in my country can use different dialects. This is why if you can speak in Mandarin, you can go around China because many people know it. English is our main foreign language. We have to study it from primary school until university. I love China
@apgh09 (514)
• United States
30 Dec 09
hi youless, what is the main difference between Mandarin and Cantonese? My friend has a relative who lives in Japan and speaks Cantonese very good, well I guess after living their or traveling you would eventually pick up on the language.
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
In my country our primary language is Malay language and the second language is English. But it is very common to hear chinese and indian language including other dialects from other speaker in Sabah and Sarawak.
@apgh09 (514)
• United States
23 Dec 09
hi wow that's a mixture of a language and culture. I don't think i have ever met anyone from Malaysia.