gitl_eli7 (gitl_eli7) wrote in linguaphiles,
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To all you multilinguals...

This question is for anyone who speaks at least two languages, and perferably, those who speak both of them on a regular basis.

Do you find that you have different personalities and express yourself differently depending on the language you're speaking?

I find my English personality more polite and less in-your-face, and sometimes more openminded.  I also generally find myself funnier in English, although that's beginning to change.  My Hebrew personality has less patience, less tact, it's often more intellectual and sometimes, but not always, more serious (which makes sense because I go to university and follow the news in Hebrew, leaving English for movies, internet and goofing off with certain English-speaking friends).  I think my usage of "like" and "um" is about the same in the two languages.  I have an ever so slight lisp in Hebrew and I think I swallow parts of my words more in Hebrew, thought people complain I don't enounciate enough in English either, so it may just be me.

What have you all experienced?
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  • Interpretation of the Legend

    (inscriptions on the Kushan Kingdom coins / надписи на монетах Кушанского царства)

  • Spanish query

    I would be most grateful if anyone could help me out with a Spanish idiom, an expression appearing in a discussion of torture from the late 18th…

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