Actually, I speak three lanuages (English, French, and Italian, and I can read written Spanish).
I’ve had dreams in French and Italian, and somone once told me that it was a sign I had truly learned the language. I’ve spoken French since I was a toddler (my mother is French-Canadian), took courses in French thoughout my schooling (not just French language courses, but stuff like science, history, etc.), and have worked in French-only workplaces since I moved to Montreal. I can speak jouale with the best of them.
I’m just wondering if mental capacity has something to do with being fluent in other languages. Some of you might know I’ve been on heavy painkillers for the past couple of days (broken rib - don’t ask). I really don’t know whether or not I would be able to speak French if I had to right now. Does that innate ability diminish according to your mental state? God, if I had to speak Italian now, it would be a complete disaster. What part of my brain is being affected that I feel I can’t compose a phrase in French?