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Zgarbas
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 Message 2081 of 3735
04 January 2012 at 4:03pm | IP Logged 
When you get dragged to a cult-like ceremony which involved weird faux-tibetan prayers but it's cool since you get a parallel text which is repetitive enough to be able to learn the basics of Tibetan from.


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yawn
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 Message 2082 of 3735
04 January 2012 at 8:50pm | IP Logged 
When you watched Toy Story 3 and completely understood Spanish Buzz. :D
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zecchino1991
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 Message 2083 of 3735
05 January 2012 at 1:29am | IP Logged 
When you decide what music to listen to based on what language it's in. Or more
specifically, what family of languages. So if you've just listened to Arabic music, you
can't listen to German music. But if you were listening to Swedish music then German is
ok.
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Serpent
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 Message 2084 of 3735
05 January 2012 at 1:37am | IP Logged 
zecchino1991 wrote:
When you decide what music to listen to based on what language it's in. Or more
specifically, what family of languages. So if you've just listened to Arabic music, you
can't listen to German music. But if you were listening to Swedish music then German is
ok.
Um, why?

Somewhat related: I mostly watch football (soccer) online and I choose the stream depending on the language. Well not only, but it's more important than the quality.
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zecchino1991
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 Message 2085 of 3735
05 January 2012 at 3:43am | IP Logged 
Um, because I'm a language nerd of course! To me the language is like a genre. If you are listening to
quiet, calm music, you might not want to suddenly switch to hard rock. For me, switching to music in a
completely unrelated language feels just like that. I can't stand it...Especially since I hardly even listen to
music in my native language, so this happens to me a lot.
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LebensForm
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 Message 2086 of 3735
05 January 2012 at 6:06am | IP Logged 
I understand that, but then again I primarily listen to German music and whenever I turn on the radio here, I am reminded why that is the case :/ Todays top 40 is just plain annoying...

When you and your friend identify specific "personalities" to each of the cases in German... for example, since Genitiv is mainly for posessives, it has been named the "demon" case, so whenever we are at a restrauant and children are misbehaving, which is obviously a common occurance, we label the child Genitiv... ya I know I am wierd, btw the Nominitiv is the "nom nom" case, the akkusitiv is the, don't know if I can say this here, "the B word" case, I'll just go with that and the dativ is the "slut" case... don't ask, I am sure I lost my marbles a while ago xD

Can't believe I just admited that to everyone....

Edited by LebensForm on 05 January 2012 at 6:09am

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Serpent
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 Message 2087 of 3735
05 January 2012 at 6:45am | IP Logged 
aw but that's amazing! I'll remember this during boring classes!!! XD
makes perfect sense too!

@Zecchino, interesting. i do switch between calm and heavy music hehe. and i specifically try to switch between languages a lot, just to be used to switching. right now the dictionaries i have within reach are Portuguese-English, Indonesian-Russian, Spanish-Italian and Finnish-German. no repeats, lol.

Edited by Serpent on 05 January 2012 at 6:47am

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Iversen
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 Message 2088 of 3735
05 January 2012 at 10:44am | IP Logged 
LebensForm wrote:
...since Genitiv is mainly for posessives, it has been named the "demon" case, so whenever we are at a restrauant and children are misbehaving, which is obviously a common occurance, we label the child Genitiv... ya I know I am wierd, btw the Nominitiv is the "nom nom" case, the akkusitiv is the, don't know if I can say this here, "the B word" case, I'll just go with that and the dativ is the "slut" case... don't ask, I am sure I lost my marbles a while ago


You should learn Finnish: it has a "go away" case and a "come now" case. And for getting things done maybe adopt the Russian "Instrumental" case.

Edited by Iversen on 05 January 2012 at 10:45am



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