All of us are fluent in English. Most, if not all, of us have studied a language to varying degrees in school. But have any of us achieved enough ability in those languages to actually write books in them? Before you read on, take a guess. How many, out of ten people, can write in a language other than English? Let’s see if your guess is correct. This week’s question was asked by Loren Killdeer.
Seeing as I only know English and minuscule pieces of French, my original language is all I write in. Perhaps one day my stories will be translated into hundreds of languages?
I can only write in English. I don’t know nearly enough of another language to make the attempt.
I have days where it’s difficult to write in my own language, so no.
No. If I ever publish in multiple languages I will need a translator.
No. Rhyrhan is such a literal language, and difficult to spell with our alphabet…
How I wish I could~ I’ve been trying to spruce up my Spanish lately, and I’ve even attempted to read a book in Spanish, but I’m far from fluent. Maybe, one day, I’d like to be able to write a book in Spanish, I think. I may make that a life goal mwahah.
Alas, I’ve never been fluent enough in another language to try to write in it. I’ve created fantasy languages, and I’ve dreamed in Spanish and Japanese while I was learning them, but I don’t know them well anymore.
No, unless you count the fictional ones! I do dabble in Aulden, Underkin and Ancient Andu’ai.
Nope! While I did take several years of French classes throughout my education, I don’t know nearly enough actually write in French, and I only know little snips and random phrases from other languages. It’s English-only for me!
I’m a language enthusiast. I’ve studied French for eight years and lived in Japan for eleven years. However, I have not achieved a high enough proficiency in either language to be able to write in those languages. Even if I were conversational in either language, my vocabulary wouldn’t be enough to write well. It would also take an incredibly long and frustrating time for me to write in another language, unless I were fully fluent. So no, I only write in English. I would love to write in another language, though.
How about you?
Are you bilingual or multilingual? Are you able to write in more than one language well? Let us know in the comments below.