Not native speakers reading
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:52 PM
So, I am in fact Swiss, German origin, living in a French speaking part of the world. I also read LOTR, the Tuesday Next series and various other books in English, but I have very little occassion to speak.
What are your languages and origins (and how do you get along with reading in English - not only this series, but in general?)
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:02 PM
But there are plenty of people from all around, with the normal internet biases of course.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:05 PM
As for ASOIAF, I began to read it in French (because my boyfriend had bought the books) but was so reppelled by the translation I quickly bought the original version.
I also used to be quite fluent in German but that was some years ago, and I guess I couldn't read in German anymore...
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:11 PM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:45 AM
Anyway, what the null badger said, it probably would be faster to count the countries from which there are no boarders posting. sub-sahara Africa seems somewhat absent, but for the rest of the world I think it holds.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:32 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:00 AM
I live in Republic of Moldova, russian origin. I have two mother languages which are russian and romanian, however, beside this I study english and german. I like reading all the books in their original language so that's why I chose to read ASOIAF in english but after reading all five books, I realized that I feel more comfortable reading in english so I switched to reading british/american literature such as Fight Club, Ender's Game, The Hunger Games, David Copperfield etc.