English is a wonderful language, if you ask me. Precise, but poetic enough to give itÂ´s precision beauty. There are people saying Italian is the finest language in the world, but for me itÂ´s to soft. I wanna say something with an edge or soft, whenever I want. English isnÂ´t my natural tongue, though. I was born in Germany, raised in Germany and never spoke a word English, maybe never even heard a word English, until I entered third class in Grundschule. And as many of you might know, I am not the only one. Many people not speaking English as their first language have made these boards their creative homes. Some did so being comfortable with the language used here, others did not feel so good about it. One member left recently, because she felt to incompetent to write in English. So, I thought it is time to talk. How do you deal with the language issue, my dear non-english colleagues? How hard is it for you to follow games? How hard to write updates? Do you feel limited by the language? Forced to compromise your writing? And what is it like for GMs and players who have to play with non-native speakers? Do we cause problems? Do we lower the quality of games? Or do we give something fresh to it, coming from another speaking culture? I have the suspicions a lot of non-english speakers have a lot of ideas which will turn to be wrong, once we have talked about it. My own opinion I want to offer a little later. For now. Speak my friends.