How many scripts can you read

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How many writing systems do you know?

only one
0
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2-5
3
75%
5-10
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10-20
1
25%
20-30
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30-50
0
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Re: How many scripts can you read

Postby mousefire55 » Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:10 pm

I read these, but, for the most part, don't speak them.
Latin:
-English
-Latin
-Spanish
-Italian
-Norwegian

Cyrillic:
-Russian
-Belarussian
-Ukrainian

Greek
Hebrew (with difficulty)
Arabic (I have trouble remembering vowels though)
Tibetan
Traditional Mongolian
Korean
Cherokee

Either nine or fifteen, depending on how you look at it.
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Re: How many scripts can you read

Postby flootzavut » Mon 14 Oct 2013 3:02 pm

Ones I'm good at:

Latin (clearly!) - also generally the variants as used in Eastern European languages - I'd tend to count them all together, including any that use diacritics in as being, essentially, Latin
Cyrillic and its variants - fluently for Russian, various degrees of fluency for others
Greek - not bad
Hebrew - slowly, and depends enormously on the context - I can always read the actual letters, I have them down pat both handwritten and printed, and I can write them, too, but being able to actually read the words aloud/know the vowels/understand in plene script? That depends enormously on context and whether I have enough language to be able to make the right assumptions in any given piece of text - I've not attempted to read Yiddish, so have no idea how fluent I'd be reading that

Not so great at:

Hiragana and katakana - knew them once, but I'm beyond out of practice... heck, out of practice would be a compliment heheh
Arabic script - I have learned this, or tried to, several times, but not having a tame Arabic speaker to hand means that I haven't figured out the subtle differences between certain letters that are represented similarly in Latin letters, and that makes it that much harder to use my usual methods of memorising a script... I can write my name and Salaam! I would love to get this down at some point, as I think it's a beautiful script

On my "to learn" list:

Devanagari
Armenian
Korean Hangul
Tengwar (so pretty!)
Some form of runes once I figure out which...

I'd make that four scripts in which I have some serious degree of competency. I can read most Eastern European languages, though much of what I read I wouldn't actually understand, ditto Western European languages, but since they generally use inflected or modified versions of Cyrillic or Latin letters, I wouldn't count them as individual scripts.
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Learning: עברית, Esperanto
Previously learned/would like to brush up: Hrvatski
Bits and pieces of various other languages!
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Re: How many scripts can you read

Postby iandun » Thu 28 Nov 2013 4:26 pm

As my native language is English, I can obviously read the Latin Alphabet.

I'm also pretty good with Cyrillic (Russian in particular), and can decipher Greek.

As for scripts I would like to learn:

Hebrew
Arabic
Devanagari
Hanguel
Burmese Alphabet
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