What language will the baby speak?

The father is English and does not speak a word of Spanish. The mother is from Central America and she does not speak English. When their newborn baby begins to talk what language will it speak?

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  • Jen
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    Input --> Output. It just depends on how much interact the child encounters with Spanish or English language. Hopefully both parents are in the babies life, then the child will be able to pick up both languages easy.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    A mixture of both. It will also depend on the language(s) used by people around the couple - do most people who talk often to the couple use English or Spanish? What is the general social atmosphere in their district?

  • 8 months ago

    The baby will speak whatever language or languages she hears around her.

  • 8 months ago

    If this hypothetical baby grows up in Japan and has no contact with it's parents, it will speak Japanese. Babies learn the language they hear.

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  • 8 months ago

    It depends on who speaks to her the most.

    If her father speaks English everyday to her she will learn English

    If her mother speaks Spanish everyday to her she will learn Spanish

    She will be quite clever enough to learn she can only speak English with her father and spanish with her mother. Both parents talking to her in their natives tongues equally she will learn both

    Language is learnt not inherited. You can take a baby for anywhere and put in anywhere else and it will learn what it hears

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Oddly enough I actually know someone whose father spoke only English and mother only Spanish. She grew up to speak English with only a little Spanish. I think was more because she grew up in the US than which parent spoke which.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Spanish duh >>>> use what common sense you have and start using some

  • 8 months ago

    I.e the parents cannot communicate thus the baby won't speak. But knowing babies he/she will speak both.

    Peace.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It depemds what language they speak to it...it might even grow up bilingual..a good thing.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If both parents are regularly speaking to the child, he or she will be bilingual. Otherwise, the child will speak the language of the parent who regularly cares for him or her.

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