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Any gents who are bi?

Postby He Who Hungers » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:53 am

For a linguistics assignment, my teacher's asked me to find a quote by a bilingual speaker (as in, having two languages as a mother tongue, been told that in English you actually call this a double monolingual? Whatever that is). Are there any gents who happen to apply to the above description?
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby SToneGolemmm » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:07 pm

Maybe. I don't know if I can help you.

I do know a Chinese guy that could maybe help. But I don't know if he's willing.
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby He Who Hungers » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:37 pm

Well, the main point is whether or not he has 2 mother tongues. Then again, the quote would have to be spontaneous, so it might be hard to get one out of someone who I don't know in any way at all...
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby SToneGolemmm » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:48 pm

What kind of quote are you looking for? I'm not good with spontaneous, or talking.
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby MrLebowski3 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:03 pm

so i read the title and was like wtf? then I read the actuall description and it made me laugh.

Unfortunately I don't speak any language other than english (and i can't even do that well :P)

And I don't know where you got "double monolingual" from (whatever that is), but if you speak 2 languages you are bilingual...
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby He Who Hungers » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:57 pm

SToneGolemmm wrote:What kind of quote are you looking for? I'm not good with spontaneous, or talking.


Well, it's a linguistics course, so I can't exactly tell the other person what to say, or they'll watch what they say before they say it. What I'm looking for is what people naturally say.

MrLebowski3 wrote:so i read the title and was like wtf? then I read the actuall description and it made me laugh.

Unfortunately I don't speak any language other than english (and i can't even do that well :P)

And I don't know where you got "double monolingual" from (whatever that is), but if you speak 2 languages you are bilingual...


An Australian friend of mine told me that bilingual simply means speaking two languages, while having two different mother tongues is referred to as a double monolingual.
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby SToneGolemmm » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:23 pm

So, what's your plan when you've found someone?
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby He Who Hungers » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:14 pm

Well, I'm not assuming I find someone, those people are hard to find. But I'd probably just play a game with them and see what I can get out of it.
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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby Krimson » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:19 pm

He Who Hungers wrote:been told that in English you actually call this a double monolingual? Whatever that is


Pretty sure we just say Bilingual?

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Re: Any gents who are bi?

Postby He Who Hungers » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:40 pm

Based on a quick google search, I concluded that double monolingualism seems to be the scientific term for a specific case of bilingualism, namely, the previously mentioned case where a person has two different mother tongues, not sure if that term translates well into Dutch, but in any case, my teacher told me that that is the case I should be looking for.
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