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Poll: Do you speak any of these constructed languages?
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ventnai  Identity Verified
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NO Jun 20, 2016

tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhbe'

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Helen Hagon  Identity Verified
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Hlja' Jun 20, 2016

I did learn some Klingon many years ago, but it's very rusty now. I'll have to brush it up if I ever pay a visit to the Empire.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 20, 2016

boneH Hol vIjatlhbe' japanese neH.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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No Jun 20, 2016

I can speak fluent eggy-peggy though, and sing the whole of "Hello Dolly" backwards...

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769354.html


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Teresa Borges
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Other Jun 20, 2016

Mi ne komprenas Esperanton. Bonan tagon al vi!

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/esperanto.php

P.S. I have just remembered that in my teens I used to speak the P-language:

http://gifta.blogspot.pt/2009/10/secret-language.html

[Edited at 2016-06-20 09:41 GMT]


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
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I don't Jun 20, 2016

But I love that Klingon was included in the list!

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Oh Jun 20, 2016

Come on.....

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Natalie Soper  Identity Verified
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No, but Jun 20, 2016

My partner bought me a "Learn Dothraki" book (with CD) for Christmas!

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Nele Van den Broeck  Identity Verified
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Esperanto Jun 20, 2016

I was the weird teenager who liked to learn Esperanto instead of playing outside with friends. During school time whenever one of my best friends and I wanted to communicate about private things, we did so in Esperanto.
I can still read most of it, but in order to be able to speak it fluently again, I will definitely have to polish it up again (that's an understatement).


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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A long time ago Jun 20, 2016

Several years ago I took classes in Ido and Esperanto, but then stopped. Can't remember why?

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Speak? Jun 20, 2016

Are these languages actually spoken regularly, or only in "forced" environments? I thought they were used for specific purposes or had a specific intent. I really don't know much about them, but we actually don't hear a lot about them either. I wonder if there are communities where any of these is actually an official language, where the kids go to school and are taught subjects in these languages, where periodicals are published in these languages, etc.

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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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What for? Jun 20, 2016

I think we must preserve the existing NATURAL AND REAL languages, particularly those dying.

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DZiW
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As a part of my oldie term paper Jun 20, 2016

I leaned Esperanto; I can, but I don't usually speak it (though read a little).

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Esperanto Jun 21, 2016

Mario Freitas wrote:

Are these languages actually spoken regularly, or only in "forced" environments? I thought they were used for specific purposes or had a specific intent.


Yes, Esperanto has a specific intent: foster international communication.

but we actually don't hear a lot about them either.


I have never heard a real person speaking Portuguese, but based on solely my personal experience I would not say that Portuguese is not actually spoken

A good starting point to have answers to other questions is Multlingva Informcentro pri Esperanto.


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