So, what is your native language? And where are you from?
I’m French! From Gatineau.
But we moved to BC when I was three. I went to a full french school (only English was English class), and at first I had to be in ASL since I had trouble with English, that soon changed though.
I love french and all, and of course it’s always a bit sad when you lose most of it, but I still get by. It’s just what happens when you live in an area where everything around you, all the shows you enjoy, is English. So you speak to your friends in English. Plus, I only have a couple friends I knew from school who’d speak French, all my other friends are English. So over the years, I’d lost a lot. Mostly I can only understand it spoken, and can get by with speaking it. I just get frustrated because my sentences are simple compared to English.
It does come back to me a bit once I’m surrounded by it when we visit Quebec. My parents speak both English and French to me of course, but I have the habit of responding in English!