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Iluminada
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

You know darakat what's funny about what you just posted? It's that neither of us have heard the languages we "know" we dreampt in but yet we're so sure that's what they were speaking in the dreams.

I've maybe heard someone speak Japanese a couple of times but not even enough for me to recognize it.


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Just last night I had some spanish in my dream. (spanish being a second language to me!) Although I understood it, later when I think about what was said, I am not to sure if it was grammatically correct?!

In my house we speak mostly a mixture of spanish/english - generally there are alot of adjectives, expletives and nouns that are spanish, and a few of the major verbs.

The funniest one I remember was dreaming about my wifes grandmother... she doesn't know any english, but she was speaking with no worries at all!


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

When I dream of longer conversations they're alway german (my native language) and single words sentences or songs are sometimes english. Sometimes IRL I think english too.

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I once had a dream in which some guy was constantly talking Italian (sounded very fluidly) to me. Didn't understand a thing of course smile

Yesterday I encountered the Japanese word "shihatzu" in a dream. I looked it up and it seems to be some kind of Japanese massage (shiatsu). Never heard of it before, so God knows how it entered my subconsciousness..


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PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Carnun wrote:
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In my house we speak mostly a mixture of spanish/english - generally there are alot of adjectives, expletives and nouns that are spanish, and a few of the major verbs. ...


uhh I can only imagine what's said then lach2 my household is spanglish too.


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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I have to admit. Last night was the first time I heard someone speak to me in Spanish. He didn't say much. I had even seen my grandmother and even she didn't speak Spanish. Nor did my mom's neighbor and that's all she speaks.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I had another dream where I was talking to my wifes mother in spanish... it seems in my dreams, like IRL. If I have to speak spanish to a DC (cause thats what I would do IRL) I will also do this in the dream.... otherwise its just plain old english.

But sometimes explaining things in spanish is easier than english.


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Nov, 2005  Reply with quote

For the last years or so most or all of my dreams have been in english (even though my native language is spanish). I've dreamnt in Japanese once. grin I was quite fluent at it too! Pity I don't recall half of what I said.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Nov, 2005  Reply with quote

Well, I come from a finnish family but have lived in Sweden all my life, so in my dreams I speak mostly swedish but finnish with people who speak finnish IRL.

I have had some dreams in english, and I think I also spoke very good french in a dream. smile


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov, 2005  Reply with quote

Most if not all dreams i had nowadays are in english even though my mother tongue is spanish. I have to consider that english is my second language at least in writing and reading if not talking, im more of spanglish than spanish.
In my dreams i talk perfect english whereas irl i never speak english unless someone does to me which is extremely rare.


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec, 2005  Reply with quote

I've dreamed in a lot of different languages; Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Pig Latin, backwards English, and some kind of dream language that I'm strangely fluid in even IRL (those are the ones I know) and some others that I don't know (I hafta check my DJ). siiw

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec, 2005  Reply with quote

my native language is lebanese, but i've had dreams where there was arabic, english, french (fluent in those three), swedish (i know a bit of swedish), russian (soviet national anthem), german (a poem), anglosaxon (beowulf), old norse (also beowulf ) (last two only in written form), quenya (high elvish), and parseltongue (well it sounded like it but i dunno what i said)

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec, 2005  Reply with quote

I was speaking english in a dream yesterday, because a DC was foreign. It was actually english, and as difficult to pronounce as english is IRL. It is a lot easier to sing in english.

I have had dreams where DC's have been speaking japanese, french, and italian. If it is a lucid dream, I can sometimes understand the meaning behind the words, but not the words themselves. I have also heard the native language of Ceeia, a made-up dream world, and been singing in it countless times...i doubt that would make any sense IRL at all!



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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec, 2005  Reply with quote

Heh. I have some weird talent for languages. I speak Portuguese and English fluently; French, Spanish and Italian quite well; am learning Arabic and Japanese (I already can write in Arabic, and I think I'm getting better at it than I am at Spanish and Italian), know sign language and braille (using both the eye and the index finger to read, though the finger needs constant practise and gets confused at times).

In my dreams, all these languages (plus Norsk, Dutch and Sweddish, Latin and a bunch of made-up ones) appear—I have entire dreams in one language, polyglot dreams and so on... Also, I noticed a lot of the gibberish print turns into when I look at it twice is just some randomly disposed ciryllic letters and japanese syllables.

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The other night I had a ND where I was talking to a guy from Brazil. It was odd in that I was trying to speak in Portuguese (of which I know very little), so I was speaking what I could and filling in the rest with Spanish... I guess my subconscious thought, "hey, they are sort of similar, just mix them up." ^^ But in the dream we understood each other perfectly, though, needless to say, it was an odd-sounding mix...
(By the way, I was trying to convince him that I was from Lisbon... whatsthat Don't ask. I have no Idea why.)

I have never had a dream with subtitles, but it sounds cool!


Ah, que bom que você tentou falar a minha língua!
(Hey!, how nice that you were trying to speak my language!)

But, hey, what you were trying actually works. When I go to Argentina and don't know how to say something, I usually speak slowly in Portuguese. It works better than speaking portuñol (Portuguese+Spanish mix).




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Dec, 2005  Reply with quote

I dream in french on ocassion. Been studying french for many years and taking some courses in university. I truly believe I am speaking real french. It just comes out a lot easier and I understand it more easily when it's spoken.

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