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zonius
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 Message 1897 of 3735
24 August 2011 at 3:13am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:


What's the language on the forth from the left button in the top row?


(also in the top row, second from the right: Hebrew is wrong, written in reverse order)
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 Message 1898 of 3735
24 August 2011 at 3:23am | IP Logged 
zonius wrote:
meramarina wrote:
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What's the language on the forth from the left button in the top row?


(also in the top row, second from the right: Hebrew is wrong, written in reverse order)


I believe it is Cherokee.
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William Camden
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 Message 1899 of 3735
24 August 2011 at 3:36pm | IP Logged 
Not perhaps a general language nerd, but a sign that someone is a Cyrillic language nerd is when they see the "Toys R Us" sign and automatically think the reversed R is "Toys Ya Us".
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 Message 1900 of 3735
24 August 2011 at 10:38pm | IP Logged 
William Camden wrote:
Not perhaps a general language nerd, but a sign that someone is a Cyrillic language nerd is when they see the "Toys R Us" sign and automatically think the reversed R is "Toys Ya Us".


And don't forget about the band "Koyap".



Edited by Levi on 24 August 2011 at 10:38pm

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meramarina
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 Message 1901 of 3735
25 August 2011 at 7:49pm | IP Logged 
A Language Nerd made such a silly, silly joke a few posts ago:
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I think if there's ever a major local disaster requiring evacuation, I'd just sit around looking up vocabulary to describe it!


Said nerd is now in path of a hurricane, and lives 1000 ft from the water.

Oh, but once a nerd, always a nerd. I fear that my books could get wet. How many can I carry, if necessary? Is Assimil waterproof? I'm happy that my dictionaries are too heavy to fly off in the wind, but I'll have to secure the CDs and flash cards. Might need to read by flashlight this weekend. Do I have enough weather vocabulary to talk about an emergency? How many hours of podcasts have I got? Yes, I'm sure Im a language nerd because that's what I'll be doing if the big one hits - why not?

And here is a previously undiscovered language I just found at the local online news:

most wir abo tohgii tide sun mreo even great seirosus. very uheavy fianrlllupward of afodoof train over inaldnk sieonk that woekld preodcut cataotao dloffo ti s aveyr vyer serixou situation. shud p be evaulatinfosl shodl eb conmeoptle pre storm active alto fcheck lcist sout tehr from red cors… shud eb weel overrun way . if an when hur watch are issu p shud take appro acito as far as any evac that tatehy cal of local aand county emrn mana off. ealwys enc re to heed their local official cert we recthat the pbu heed thso recomes. most sign sotm to trheat nj in how many eyar. I dotn know if we have tnayth to behd this. if this follw the tack. in ther ce reco hit. Ane aj hur htitn back in the it coodl be very bad. If this pans o t a sthe tack sugs. This wil be the wor sotm in anyoenk lefietitnme in new Jersey

That's seriously weird and I didn't make it up, it's copied and pasted from the source. Maybe it's pirate language, as mentioned in other posts: ARR!

But I know, again, that I am a language nerd because I've made an accurate translation: it really means this:

"Hey, maybe that ridiculous beach house from that "Jersey Shore" show will get blown out of state."



Edited by meramarina on 25 August 2011 at 8:23pm

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 Message 1902 of 3735
26 August 2011 at 2:57am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
A Language Nerd made such a silly, silly joke a few posts ago:
Quote:
I think if there's ever a major local disaster requiring evacuation, I'd just sit around looking up vocabulary to describe it!


Said nerd is now in path of a hurricane, and lives 1000 ft from the water.

Oh, but once a nerd, always a nerd. I fear that my books could get wet. How many can I carry, if necessary? Is Assimil waterproof? I'm happy that my dictionaries are too heavy to fly off in the wind, but I'll have to secure the CDs and flash cards. Might need to read by flashlight this weekend. Do I have enough weather vocabulary to talk about an emergency? How many hours of podcasts have I got? Yes, I'm sure Im a language nerd because that's what I'll be doing if the big one hits - why not?

And here is a previously undiscovered language I just found at the local online news:

most wir abo tohgii tide sun mreo even great seirosus. very uheavy fianrlllupward of afodoof train over inaldnk sieonk that woekld preodcut cataotao dloffo ti s aveyr vyer serixou situation. shud p be evaulatinfosl shodl eb conmeoptle pre storm active alto fcheck lcist sout tehr from red cors… shud eb weel overrun way . if an when hur watch are issu p shud take appro acito as far as any evac that tatehy cal of local aand county emrn mana off. ealwys enc re to heed their local official cert we recthat the pbu heed thso recomes. most sign sotm to trheat nj in how many eyar. I dotn know if we have tnayth to behd this. if this follw the tack. in ther ce reco hit. Ane aj hur htitn back in the it coodl be very bad. If this pans o t a sthe tack sugs. This wil be the wor sotm in anyoenk lefietitnme in new Jersey

That's seriously weird and I didn't make it up, it's copied and pasted from the source. Maybe it's pirate language, as mentioned in other posts: ARR!

But I know, again, that I am a language nerd because I've made an accurate translation: it really means this:

"Hey, maybe that ridiculous beach house from that "Jersey Shore" show will get blown out of state."






Save the books!And yourself! Good luck with the approaching Irene.
As far as two other things you referenced: silly jokes and "pirate language"
Remember: "To err is human, to arr, divine"
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psy88
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 Message 1903 of 3735
26 August 2011 at 3:01am | IP Logged 
when you see the other thread "How to deal with genders" and you know what it means to you and to other language nerds; and, it is not what 99% of the rest of the world would think of when seeing that sentence.
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meramarina
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 Message 1904 of 3735
26 August 2011 at 4:36am | IP Logged 
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Save the books!And yourself! Good luck with the approaching Irene.


Thanks, I'll try. I really need to be more careful with the subject of my jokes!

There's a good chance I actually will need to leave--forecasts change, but it looks pretty ominous tonight. So today there was no study, just the purchasing of emergency supplies and the packing of bags.

Indeed, Language Nerdery fails me a little just now - not entirely, though, because I've placed my language stuff upon high shelves in case of horrendous flooding. Which won't help if the windows blow out or trees falls on the house, though. And realistically, I know that books, even language books, (little sob here, sniff) can be replaced.

But maybe, just maybe, I could get myself a handy pirate getaway boat? Then I could float around in it and steal language stuff from those who did head for higher ground!

If it happens that it's safe enough to stay in place and wait out the storm, you can be sure I'll be reviewing foreign phrases, grammar drills and time-consuming conjugations--why notmake the best of it and pass the time with practice! Must keep the mind busy until the tempest is spent. So tonight, I'm loading up the Ipod, adding words to my Anki decks, and yes,of course, learning natural disaster vocabulay. It's kind of fun doing this tonight, perhaps not so much 24-48 hours from now.

Can't you just see the Weather Channel's "Storm Stories: Special Language Nerd Edition" right now? "Yeah, my German sentence builder workbook didn't make it, and I hated to lose my brand new French Verb book,you know, it came with a CD supplement I hadn't even used yet .. . (speaker trails off,thinks a minute) . . . but, see, the water stains on my Italian reader don't really look that THAT bad, and it might even be easier to read the book without a roof on the house . . . .

In all seriousness, it seems rather grim right now, and although the forecast could change for the better tomorrow, if we get all wind-walloped and waterlogged, my language material won't be my first concern.

The second, perhaps! And that, good night Irene, is when you really KNOW you're a language nerd!

Secure life, limb, and library!

Edited by meramarina on 26 August 2011 at 4:40am



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