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Language Stamp by sewreel Language Stamp by sewreel
i know how badly language barriers can affect people.

(im a victim of them XD)

so~ i decided to make a stamp dedicated to respect for others' language.

if i missed your big, common language, sorry; thats why i put in the *insert language here* thing. i thought of this thing last night at 10:30 while in bed.
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XigLux Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My mother tongue is English but I'm trying to teach myself German and French.
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Crimsonoid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've been bashed by an English "grammar nazi" once. Even bullied. Goddamn, English is not my first language! I speak Portuguese! DX



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AbanaIvy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. I think that there should be another stamp which talks about varieties of a language. For example, British/American English or, in my case, Spanish because when foreign people meet me and know that I'm Spanish, they say "y ndale!" or "carajo" when I don't say those words because in Spain we don't say so (this is just an opinion that came up while looking at this stamp). Or also regarding words like "burrito", which is not Spanish but Mexican (I think so) and then they say "no, I'm not going to say 'churros' because they are not from Spain", when "churros" ARE from Spain. 

And, another example, and regarding this stamp (which I really like) is when I say that I know English and a bit of Chinese (I've been learning it for three years), Chinese people expect me to know almost everything about Chinese and they say things which discourage me T_T So sad!!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I speak English myself but I try to keep in mind not everyone else does so I do my best to forgive misspellings and sometimes just to just understand what they're saying in their native language. Still learning but I know a few words in many languages, most of them thank you or it rough translation. 
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Longtailz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I speak English, I'm almost fluent in Spanish and I'm beginning German.
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MetaKirby1998 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
 I speak Portuguese, but everyone keeps saying that it's spanish :stare:  I don't even KNOW spanish...
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Crimsonoid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mate-os! :stare:
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GoldenDogGodess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oops! I didn't mean to put an angry face there! I was gonna use the Smiley face! dunno how I got them mixed up! XD
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GoldenDogGodess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, for us who doesn't know either Portuguese or Spanish, they sound VERY alike! :X But I know how you feel! Its just the same with Norwegian, Danish and Swedish. I'm Norwegian, but somtimes people can mix it with Swedish or Danish! 
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AbanaIvy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*and even
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AbanaIvy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French even Romanian (more or less) are alike because all of them are from Latin. I'm Spanish and I can understand written Portuguese, Italian and French just because I'm Spanish (well, and I know a little bit about Latin and its development).
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LilDeadKitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I speak English and I'm learning German :)
I want to learn Italian, Russian, Swedish and Japanese aswell.
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GerItaFandom Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Artist
I ainley speak the language english and have taught meinsefl German, some french russian italian and japanese none of these are full though
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sheaofleaves124 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Icelandic Motha Fucka!
... I don't know any Icelandic
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But I'm going to learn!!!
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It's a really beautiful language; it's a shame only about 300,000 people in the world speak it.

I do know a little Japanese, Italian, and I've taken French for 4 years (still going). I hope to study abroad in college!
:la:
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KiaraxKovufan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mainly speak English (but a little bit of French) :)
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AlexthewolfBark Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ich stimme zu <3(Forgive my English It means I agree in Deutsch)
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xployalist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Besides capitalization and spelling, your English was perfect in that sentence. Well, except it's kind of silly to refer to the language of Germany in German in an English sentence.
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RojaEspiritu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!

I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese :3
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StargazerL Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so out of the loop because of these barriers sometimes... But having so many languages make the world interesting!
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i understand english, some spainish and so-so japanese. i will :iconfav3dplz: ths
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Ceci-Li Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I love this pic, reminds me of how many different people live in our world. I see you can feel the way we are all brothers no matter where we come from :)
I'd like to invite you to :iconallcultures: We love Deviantart and we want to make it better. The aim of this group is to ask deviantArt, on behalf of all to let us all write the titles in any language, including all the symbols like &, , , , , , , etc.
We want to grow big to be heard. If you want, you can help by joining and just spreadin the word :)
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nennisita1234 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I speak spanish :3

;-;
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demonglittercritter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Verdad? No puedo hablar mucho, pero yo estudio la lingua mucho. Yo tomo una clase para aprender mas de la lingua. Donde yo vivo, hay muchas personas quien no pueden hablar ingles muy bien. (y lo siento, porque no puedo usar los accentos aqui, yo no se como les escriben con el teclado XD)
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Cilsi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
That's why we should learn others', and let the others learn ours ;P

fav it. ^^
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47s Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Yup... I'm a victim too.. I'll use this stamp :D
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ninjacookie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
yay. 8D
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Amjam Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this!
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sewreel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 np~
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