s (puddleofglass) wrote in linguaphiles,

fluent in 2 or more dialects?

Hello language nerds ;]
I'm pretty comfortable with "standard" Japanese, and I'm thinking about returning to Japan to teach English, which means I'd be there for at least a year. Depending on where I go, of course, could mean learning a new dialect, which sounds like fun.

So now I'm curious - how many of you know 2 dialects of a language? Whether you learned another dialect of your native language, or learned 2 of a foreign one, I'm kind of interested in how your experiences. Why did you decide to do it, was it by accident, was it difficult, do you still confuse them sometimes, do you get to use both regularly? etc.

Hope to hear some stories! =)

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