Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: To What Extent Can One Forget One's Native Language?

  1. #11
    Member ThorvinB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Last Online
    1 Day Ago @ 04:05 PM
    Ethnicity
    German
    Ancestry
    Germanic-celtic
    Gender
    Politics
    Independent
    Religion
    Questioning
    Posts
    25
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    9
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    3 Posts
    I have been away from home for 15 years and speak in a different language all day. When I have to switch back to my native language and my brain is still full speed in English I sometimes loose a word for a moment, but I don't think one actually forgets their native language, especially if the person moves later in life. It's called first language attrition: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/ful...0.2007.01844.x

  2. #12
    Grand Member Rodskarl Dubhgall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Last Online
    14 Hours Ago @ 04:02 PM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    English
    Subrace
    Trønder-Jæder
    Y-DNA
    R1a-Z284 Norwegian
    mtDNA
    U8b-K2a5a1 English
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Kentucky Kentucky
    Location
    Charlotina-Vandalia, Sylvania
    Gender
    Age
    37
    Zodiac Sign
    Leo
    Family
    Married parent
    Occupation
    Wayfarer
    Politics
    Anglonordic
    Religion
    Troth & Tru
    Posts
    2,404
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,709
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    165
    Thanked in
    140 Posts
    Has anyone seen these?




    That's what happens when you don't speak any language anymore. I wonder how long you can go without thinking with words.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, May 16th, 2010, 07:08 PM
  2. Replies: 26
    Last Post: Friday, April 2nd, 2010, 02:12 AM
  3. English As a Non-Native Language
    By Gefjon in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: Tuesday, August 12th, 2008, 04:28 AM
  4. Replies: 54
    Last Post: Friday, October 13th, 2006, 04:28 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, April 18th, 2004, 10:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •