As I am a monolingual speaker, my brain has one "slot" in it for "foreign language." So that while I was studying Welsh intensively, in Wales, I couldn't remember a word of Spanish; if I tried to speak Spanish I would put "yn"s in front of adjectives. Then, when I went to Switzerland, and worked in Geneva for a couple of years, and was immersed in French, I couldn't remember a word of Welsh, much less Spanish. When I tried to think of Welsh, French words would dart out and impose themselves before my vision of the Welsh word. Now that I'm away from all exchanges in foreign languages, I can't remember any of them. I wonder what it would be like to grow up speaking two languages. Sally > On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Carlos Thompson wrote: > > > I'f found myself switching language like changing enviroments in my mind, when I'm > > into the Englsih enviroment I forget my active Spanish. > > > I wonder if anybody has been in this conjuncture before.