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July 13th, 2009, 06:10 AM
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What is your background (heritage)? What about your DH's? Do either of you speak any different languages, and if not, do your parents?
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July 13th, 2009, 08:10 AM
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Bio dad was NA/Irish while my mom is a Brit with German. Stepdad came from a French/Candian-Polish heritage. Honestly my beloved has no clue what his ethinicity is, he knows his dad's family came over in the 1800's before the Civil war, and his mom was "from an old family".

Languages: English, French, Polish I learned while growing up. I learned German when I lived in Germany for 4 years along with a good bit of Italian. I had to learn first responder Spanish for my job.

Kids are learning French outside of school, DH is learning it also.
And now there are 6....
Traci 14
Leigh 9
Brandon 6
Suzanne (1-18-2009)
Kyle & Luke (1-22-2009)

"Anyone engaging in illegal financial transactions will be caught and persecuted." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2008

Another day, another 72% for the same work, different pay......
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July 13th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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I don't know what I am. I know DH is part Italian and part German/American - my MIL was born in Germany to a German woman and an American Soldier.

DH knows some German - he grew up around it and he took it in HS. He doesn't know as much as he would like still. I "learned" french in HS. I know almost none of it now. I have picked up a little German by living with my IL's and just being around them a lot.

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July 13th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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I am Russian, I was born there. My mom was also born there and my father's originally from Ukraine. DH's side, they're all Polish but possibly have some German background too. He says his last name is German.

DH speaks Polish. I speak Russian, Hebrew (from living in Israel for 7.5 years) and English. I understand some Ukrainian and Polish but can't speak them.
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July 13th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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I am German, Hungarian, French, Polish, English. Maybe some other stuff, who knows, really. LOL

I studied Spanish in HS. Took 4 years, then promptly forgot a lot of it. In college DH and I befriended the priest who had come from Costa Rica and was saying the Spanish Mass at our student Chapel and he retaught me some of the language. It was DH's first exposure to Spanish. Now I've forgotten most of what I was retaught, but DH retains his knowledge. And I bet DH now knows more spanish than me!!

DH is 1/2 Polish, some Swedish, French, and German. He learned Latin in HS.

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