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    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    That's an accurate observation.
    Speaking of which, how would you, and others, finish this:

    What do you call a person who speaks three languages? Trilingual.
    What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Bilingual.
    What do you call a person who speaks one language? ________

    The answer isn't monolingual.
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    DING!

    unilingual.

    " Making use of or written in one language only."

    From the freedictionary.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Speaking of which, how would you, and others, finish this:

    What do you call a person who speaks three languages? Trilingual.
    What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Bilingual.
    What do you call a person who speaks one language? ________

    The answer isn't monolingual.
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    My answer: my grandfather, my boss, my next-door neighbour, and some of my students.
    I agree with you. But I must say we all speak one language though we know more. I don't like people speaking two three languages at the same time. I mean when they mix all the languages they know. It's a show. It shows that they don't speak any of them fluently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I agree with you. But I must say we all speak one language though we know more. I don't like people speaking two three languages at the same time. I mean when they mix all the languages they know. It's a show. It shows that they don't speak any of them fluently.
    I also agree. But I think it depends upon the person speaking if he is bragging or not. But for me, when a people talks one or more language at the same time, they just show their creativity and being artistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I agree with you. But I must say we all speak one language though we know more. I don't like people speaking two three languages at the same time. I mean when they mix all the languages they know. It's a show. It shows that they don't speak any of them fluently.
    Well, if you understand what they're saying, does it really matter all that much? Language is about communication and so is learning a language. We have a choice--after school--to decide for ourselves if we want to learn another language. People shouldn't be judged on whether they speak more than one language or not. Or should they?

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    People shouldn't be judged period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Well, if you understand what they're saying, does it really matter all that much? Language is about communication and so is learning a language. We have a choice--after school--to decide for ourselves if we want to learn another language. People shouldn't be judged on whether they speak more than one language or not. Or should they?
    No, not at all. I just meant when someone speaks three languages at the same time. It seems to me when a person can't speak at least one language fluently he isn't well-educated.

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    It seems to me when a person can't speak at least one language fluently he isn't well-educated.
    Your assumptions, Harry, are starting to scare me. He?

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    Quote Originally Posted by playagain View Post
    I also agree. But I think it depends upon the person speaking if he is bragging or not. But for me, when a people talks one or more language at the same time, they just show their creativity and being artistic.
    It's seems that no one is trying to comment out in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Your assumptions, Harry, are starting to scare me. He?
    Why? Your English is perfect. You have nothing to worry about.

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