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Old 05-17-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Do you speak or understand an African language (not of European origin, nor Arabic)?

A friend of mine speaks Atosa.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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does used to count? used to speak pretty good xhosa and zulu then moved to the UK..
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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No.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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does used to count? used to speak pretty good xhosa and zulu then moved to the UK..
That's interesting. Did you unlearn them?
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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That's interesting. Did you unlearn them?
haha...no you silly spoon, i just no longer speak it so i forget alot
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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haha...no you silly spoon, i just no longer speak it so i forget alot
Sorry. I was thinking in German. We say "verlernt" for that and a direct translation would be "unlearnt".

Are you still able to produce those click sounds?
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Please take the personal discussions to Direct Message
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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I speak and read/write both Amharic and Tigrigna fluently. I can also hold my own in somali(well I use to...but I should be good at it again by the time I plan on visiting this winter)
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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the average person in africa speaks 2 african languages and one europeen.But people speaking 4 african languages and arabic and french, or french and english are common in W Africa.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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While in the Cross River State of Nigeria, I got pretty good with Efik, alas, time has passed and here in N. Carolina there is scant opportunity to practice an African Tribal Language. I'm pretty good with Spanish. Somewhat regularly I am asked which part of Spain I'm from......I was born in Augusta, Georgia, live in N. Carolina and have a fairly nice southern accent. I am a good mimic, a helpful trait when learning another language. I picked up my Spanish from Mexico, Columbia, and Panama.

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