View Poll Results: Is English your first language?

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    NEW: Is English your first langauge? (Please take the poll)

    Renewing the poll since the previous one is five years old.

    (Yeah, I am ageist like that.)
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    I voted no, but...

    Scots (Ma mither tongue) is sometimes considered a dialect of English rather than a language in it's own right.

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    Yes, more or less my only tongue.
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    I am wondering if the make-up of the Forum has remained the same over the years. We used to have a heavy ESL/EFL speaking population.
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    Italian (or maybe Neapolitan) is my first language.

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    My first language is Persian.

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    I would have to say - Welsh is my mother tongue, and I learnt English in primary school as a 'second' language when I was 5. I did my secondary school education through the medium of Welsh but now rarely get the chance to speak, read or indeed write it.
    And there are only two members of my immediate family left who I still converse with in Welsh as all the others became Anglicised years ago.

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    Technically, Cantonese is my first language, but Chinese is not a language I can read or write in. So English would be the first language is which I'm literate.
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    danish is my first language.
    I am swimming through the ashes of the bridges I have burned.

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    Swiss-German is my first language. Started learning English at age 13.

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    This is amazing: ESL/EFL speakers make 70% of the Forum population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    This is amazing: ESL/EFL speakers make 70% of the Forum population.
    That's only on a sample size of nineteen. You'll need quite a few more to really zero in the real percentage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    That's only on a sample size of nineteen.
    hate to do this to an engineer but...

    5 + 12 = 17

    (Oh, who am I kidding??? I have quite enjoyed that actually! )
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    I suspect hat the ratio is always biased towards ESL. Speaking English as a second language is 'more special' and hence people to whom this applies are more likely to bother taking the poll.

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    English is my first and only language.
    Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!

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