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The English Language (What, another poll?)

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 11 years ago by csfb.

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Is English your first language?

Yes [ 44 ]  [83.02%]
No [ 9 ]  [16.98%]
Total Valid Votes [ 53 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: June 11, 2006, 10:19 am - IP Logged

English is my second language, as you probably can guess.

Hello, thank you for participating in this poll.  May I ask some questions?

Is English commonly spoken in your country?  Is English an official language there?

I see that you've been a member of LotteryPost for quite sometime now.  Do you have jackpot lotto games there such as powerball or megamillion? What is the highest jackpot you've had?

Have you ever been to the USA? 

How do you say thank you in Norwegian?

 

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P.S.  Please disregard if you don't feel like answering.  Thanks

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    Posted: June 22, 2006, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

    I was about to start a new poll when this thread came up on the active topics.  So, I may just as well ask my question here.  This is a question that has been bugging me for sometime now.

    My question is this:  Can you tell, just from reading of one's posts, whether or not that poster's first language is English?

    For me, I can tell most of the time, but not all the time.  I can usually tell from the poster's choice of words and expressions, and from his sentence construction.

    I appreciate your feedback.

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      Posted: June 22, 2006, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

        English is neither my 1st nor 2nd language, in fact my 3rd.

        That explain why my post count is so low.

        Cheers.

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        Posted: June 22, 2006, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

        Wow, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Thank you for responding.  I understand exactly what you're saying. 

        The  other day, I was pointing out to a friend a flock of tiny birds under the mulberry tree in my backyard.  Without much thought, I blurted out, "Look, birdlings!"  He looked at me quizzically, and repeated, "Birdlings?"

        That is why I try to learn as much as I can, common American words and expressions.

        Cheers to you too.

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