Originally Posted by my_laurent
Although I lack a formal education in that field, I am interested in linguistics. (I earned an accounting degree (when?), and I have been working in the field of accounting ever since.) I grew up hearing and speaking several languages: English from my mother who took English major in the university; Dutch from my grandparents who speaks fluent Dutch; and Javanese naturally because I live in Java. As a child, I learned how to count and speak simple sentences in Dutch. I gained knowledge of my first English by watching television and reading comic books, and when I went to a traditional market I liked using Javanese to be able to bargain with the vendors there. What do you think?