View Poll Results: Is English your first language?

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    223 47.96%
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    I took da El to da Loop den went up nort ta see da Cubs.

    Yes, English (Chicago dialect) is my first language.

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    HEY i m new
    ma mother tongue is Hindi but i hardy read any literature in that

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    I'm new here too, English is my native tongue, one I have a habit of being either loquacious in, or a complete butcher thereof.
    What you say no to will always define you.

    Drop the shovel and stand back from the keyboard

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    No, My first launguage is Tagalog. ( Filipino language ).


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    Quote Originally Posted by cgrillo View Post
    English is my first and only language.
    Same here, not that I haven't tried to learn numerous other languages!

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    English is my second language. Spanish is my third. I don't have a first language...I really should though.

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    English isn't really my first language, but I forgot much of my first language after I went to school.

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    My mother language is Persian (farsi), and in school they taught us Arabic and English(far less than arabic)as well,I'm learning French on my own...
    Her heart is played like well worn strings; in her eyes the sadness sings; of one who was destined for better things.

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    Polish

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    I'm told that I initially spoke total gibberish, but then picked up English as I went along.
    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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    My first language was Catalan, then Spanish and after came English
    Le dieci P della saguezza: Prima Pensa Poi Parla Perchè Parole Poco Pensate Portano Pena

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    This is amazing: ESL/EFL speakers make 70% of the Forum population.
    I doubt it. I'll bet a higher percentage of English as a second language Literature Forum members participated in this poll than English as a First Language members. Differential participation in voluntary polls is a very common way in which the results are skewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecurb View Post
    I doubt it. I'll bet a higher percentage of English as a second language Literature Forum members participated in this poll than English as a First Language members. Differential participation in voluntary polls is a very common way in which the results are skewed.
    Seems like the results have changed since then:

    Yes: 48.33

    No: 51.67
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    Persian is my first language and then comes the English language and then Deutsche!

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    Well, let's see:

    English is my main language, I do not know if call it my first now, even if it was the one I started talking and reading.

    I can make comprehensible noises in some other languages as Spanish, Italian, French and an almost disgusting German, picked up while traveling, also I can make myself look like a windmill when I try to make myself understood with gestures!

    I must recognize in shame I cannot speak Klingon despite the huge efforts put in the learning tasks!

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