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What is your first language ?

Sarmad Sindhi
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What is your first language? mine is Sindhi.
Jason Menard
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My first language was mostly unintelligible babbling, cooing, and crying. I'm afraid I haven't come very far since those early days.
Andy Ceponis
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I have never mastered any language. My doctor says not to worry though, there is still hope for me yet.
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PL/1


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Eager Beaver
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I do not belong to any first family. So, guess I do not have a first language...
Ashik Uzzaman
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Bengali was mine....
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Paul Stevens
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Fortran
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Well, Fortran (on cards) but I immediately forgot that and waited until word processors were invented.
Then - Basic.


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Ashok Mash
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Malayalam & Fortran


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Bill Krieger
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FORTRAN. Then Simple-T at the U. of Maryland. Any other Simple-T programmers out there?
Marilyn Monickam
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Tamil
Anonymous
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QBASIC
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shilpa kulkarni
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funny how we do not yet have anyone whose first langauge was JAVA
Johnson Chong
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My first language?
Basic, Fortran, Pascal, C, Java, C++, transistors
Chinese Dialect-Teochew
Alternating between English & Chinese
Now Chinese


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Eric Perkins
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My first language is love.....
The greatest thing on earth is to love and be loved,,,,,,,
Paul Stevens
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Shilpa,
That just shows some of our ages
shilpa kulkarni
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In fact I have wondered quite a few times what the avearge age on the ranch may be...
Paul Stevens
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If you are really curious check out this link age
shilpa kulkarni
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Thanks Paul!
I discovered MD just a few days back (so i must have missed that whole thread), i didn't know that there was so much happening on this side of the ranch
Bartholemu Smith
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Pascal et Anglais
Dave Van Even
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basic, QBasic, Pascal, assembly, C, C++, Java
Anonymous
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to shilpa kulkarni:
Maybe some man want to learn JAVa firstly,but JAVA language hadn't come in the wide scope still when they start to the first language.
to Johnson Chong:
hi,are you ok?
China is my first language ,too.WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? ORIENT?

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Guy Allard
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English, FORTRAN
Dharmesh Chheda
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mine is Katchi (indian )


regards,<br />Dharmesh Chheda
Anonymous
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BASIC
Thomas Paul
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BASIC, ALGOL, APL, SNOBOL, LISP, FORTAN


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Bert Bates
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Thomas -
SNOBOL ?? I haven't thought about SNOBOL since the 70's ! Cool ! Did you by any chance write your SNOBOL code on the 60-bit 'compass' OS ?
Layne Lund
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My native (natural) language is English.
My first computer language was Basic with GWBASIC. By the time I started college Fortran and even Pascal were phasing out of the main stream. Now I am fluent in C++ and Java. I've also programmed a very tiny bit with Icon, Lisp, and Perl.
p.s. The age link didn't work for me...
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Anonymous
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My native tongue is Dutch; when I first encountered computers I had to program in FORTRAN 4 (for gawd's sake) and COBOL. Algol-60 came by as well as Algol-68 and it's naughty nephew Pascal. BCPL and finally C back in '74. A few detours playing with LISP, Prolog and then some, made me come back on track with C++ and, I must admit, Java is my latest language since '96 ...
kind regards from an old sod
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Thomas -
SNOBOL ?? I haven't thought about SNOBOL since the 70's ! Cool ! Did you by any chance write your SNOBOL code on the 60-bit 'compass' OS ?

We did SNOBOL on a Xerox Sigma 6.
Gail Mikels
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Java!! I just started programming about 2 years ago. Java has spoiled me.


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Mark Spritzler
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I'm supposed to have a second language? I have a lot of trouble with English, and an impossible time with any other language. I don't understand how I can learn a programming language, but not a speaking one.
I tried French for 5 years, and all i can say now is
"Come and tie my shoes, seafood plate."
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Paul Bull
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QBASIC
boyet silverio
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aaaaaah!
the BASIC with the SHARP MZ80K, the cassette tapes...
Ashish Hareet
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Native tongue Java, can communicate in XML -
Yipeee I'm truly cross platform now.
BTW I'm a Punjabi too.
Jamie Robertson
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my first 3 languages were C -> C++ -> java
my 3 most recent languages that I've worked with have been modula2, GCLisp, TurboProlog
It's almost like I hit a time warp
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