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ellasevia
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 Message 1609 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 3:06am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
When you are excited about tomorrow being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge. [...] You almost fear that you will be unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.

When you get so excited for the 6WC that you simply cheat and start early. I've already done over an hour of Indonesian study today. I've broken pretty much every rule thus far, I might as well keep my streak going.
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 Message 1610 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 4:59am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
psy88 wrote:
When you are excited about tomorrow being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge. [...] You almost fear that you will be unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.

When you get so excited for the 6WC that you simply cheat and start early. I've already done over an hour of Indonesian study today. I've broken pretty much every rule thus far, I might as well keep my streak going.
I kept flipping through my Indonesian book longingly, but then I got really busy what with the moving and the packing and the cleaning. Hopefully I can get off to a good start from May 2!

Sorry, nothing to add to the thread.

Edited by hjordis on 30 April 2011 at 5:00am

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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1611 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 9:03am | IP Logged 
Haukilahti wrote:
... when you point out the following:


Phantom Kat wrote:
You correct her that there's actually 15 cases. You're happy there's someone who actually cares about this tidbit of information.

Though it tends to be viewed more and more as 14 cases only, the accusative being considered more as a "function" of genetive and nominative than a "case".


Is it really geeky if Finnish is your native language, though? xD

But thanks for the information. I'll keep that in mind. :D

As for one more:

... when you get sheet music for a song called "Arabesque" but you can't help but see "Basque." Also earlier, on an article on premature babies, you read "inflection" instead of "infection."

... when despite the fact that you are exhausted from coming back from a little field trip with your fellow high school Band seniors you recognize the Finnish Genetive in a song being used to denote the direct object of a sentence, exactly what you had made a note about the day before. You proceed to grin like an idiot. :D

- Kat

EDIT: I was mistaken on something.



Edited by Phantom Kat on 30 April 2011 at 9:08am

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 Message 1612 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 12:05pm | IP Logged 
hjordis wrote:
ellasevia wrote:
psy88 wrote:
When you are excited about tomorrow
being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge. [...] You almost fear that you will be
unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.

When you get so excited for the 6WC that you simply cheat and start early. I've already
done over an hour of Indonesian study today. I've broken pretty much every rule thus
far, I might as well keep my streak going.
I kept flipping through my
Indonesian book longingly, but then I got really busy what with the moving and the
packing and the cleaning. Hopefully I can get off to a good start from May 2!

Sorry, nothing to add to the thread.


or when you DO everything mentioned above, except study the language for 6WC, and just
to make sure that your mind doesn't go on auto pilot and start gluttoning itself on the
target language you fill your mind with something simple and soothing like ARABIC!
(obs.: my target is Thai!)
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 Message 1613 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 12:06pm | IP Logged 
when you zone out in a lecture because you are trying to figure out where the heck the
speaker is from based on his accent!!
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JNetto
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 Message 1614 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 12:20pm | IP Logged 
Tenebrarum wrote:
When you get a lot more excited about the "learn chinese" part of a
fortune cookie than
the people around you do.


I'm so guilty of that it is not even funny!
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 Message 1615 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 12:32pm | IP Logged 
when you spend 2,5 hours reading the "You know you’re a language nerd when..." section
and want more because it makes you laugh more than by reading "Calvin and Hobbes";

worse...

when every single comment made sense despite how deep and tangled the joke was in an
obscure foreign language!

Edited by JNetto on 30 April 2011 at 12:33pm

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 Message 1616 of 3735
30 April 2011 at 12:47pm | IP Logged 
deej wrote:
When you're not happy with the amount of time you're spending in your
target language,
despite spending your whole day listening to music, watching films, learning vocab,
watching TV, reading books and speaking to others in that language, so you decide to
maximise your time by constantly thinking in your target language instead of your native
tongue, despite the fact that you've only been learning it for a few days.


or when your language section of the brain feels like the movie "Inception": you gotta go
back several level to get back to what you used to call REALITY (aka "your native
language)!


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