Comment below and say your native language (the one you learned to speak FIRST). Then say what you would want as your native language. (the one you would've liked to learn FIRST)
Dutch is my native tongue, although technically the Limburgish dialect was first, and still is what I use to communicate my parents. I wouldn't want any other language as my native language, as it is beautiful and more Dutch people should realise their native tongue is beautiful too.
Born in America, and raised nearly all my life in Ecuador, I proudly say: Spanish.
A beautiful, and romantic language, that engages the people. I'm so proud of having Spanish as my first language! (Having British English my second, because in Ecuador they taught me the British English and that's why nobody understands my English sometimes) but still, #proud!
Spanish would have still be the one I would have choose, but I guess it would have been fun to had Portuguese as my first language! Or Catalan! (because they're extremely similar to Spanish).
I live in America, and English is my first language. I would've preferred to learn Spanish first and English second as my mom did, but things just didn't go that way.
I would love to learn more than just two languages and challenge my brain to become more fluid in speech. :)
Unlike most people around me, I'm not exactly into mainstream things, Spanish being one of those things. I'm still fairly certain that not having a grasp of Spanish would still lead me to my passion for Turkic and Caucasian languages.
Also my indifference to Spanish comes from my parents wanting me to learn enough so that it is as good as my English. I honestly can't bear learning any more Spanish, however. Their resentment to me learning other languages mostly derives from this.
My first language was Spanish, English coming shortly afterwards. I'm grateful to have those two as my native languages. When I was younger I was embarrassed to speak Spanish in a world of mostly anglophones (United States) and I didn't like to speak Spanish, so I wouldn't. This caused me to lose a lot of my Spanish skills, so now my dominant language is English and I guess I'm conversational in Spanish. I would like to improve my Spanish to be as good as my English sometime, though.
Hungarian is my native language/ mother tongue. Apparently it is challenging to learn, so I am pretty happpy I won it in the native language lottery (it feels like a freebie) However I am fluent in English, English is my primary language and I am illiterate in Hungarian. I am glad I know English as well it is convenient. Sometimes I wish I had learned Slovak as my native langue because I was born in Slovakia, my parents spoke a mix of Slovak and Hungarian at home, and it is closer to other languages, so if I had learned Slovak as a child, I would probably be able to learn other Slavic languages with ease. I really like Spanish as well, and if Spanish was my native language then perhaps I would have grown up someplace nice and warm!
I'm naturally an English speaker, but being from Minnesota (USA) I think it would be cool if Ojibwe and/or the Dakota language were still spoken here. The Ojibwe and Dakota are groups of native people who lived in Minnesota before colonization, and we learned about the Ojibwe language in school, but only for one day, and I would love to learn more. Some words are kinda like french (boozhoo comes from bonjour, meaning hello) because the French were the first to take over Minnesota (which comes from a Dakota word meaning land of clear waters). I wish Duolingo had a course for them, but they are very small languages and I'm sure most people (outside of the Midwest) have never even heard of either, so it's unlikely that will ever happen. :(