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Johntm
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 Message 305 of 3735
25 January 2010 at 8:10am | IP Logged 
Guido wrote:
...when you can name more than 100 languages without any help (internet, a map, etc.)

I'm now wondering if I could do this...
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Rikyu-san
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 Message 306 of 3735
25 January 2010 at 10:58am | IP Logged 
When you volunteer to add subtitles to language dvd's in one of your target languages in order to make them accessible to fellow language learners (as I have volunteered to do in order to add Danish, English and possibly subtitles in other European languages to a Hindi/Sanskrit dvd course).

I love this thread. Keep 'em coming, fellas!

Edited by Rikyu-san on 25 January 2010 at 11:55am

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genini1
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 Message 307 of 3735
25 January 2010 at 4:53pm | IP Logged 
Rikyu-san wrote:
When you volunteer to add subtitles to language dvd's in one of your target languages in order to make them accessible to fellow language learners (as I have volunteered to do in order to add Danish, English and possibly subtitles in other European languages to a Hindi/Sanskrit dvd course).

I love this thread. Keep 'em coming, fellas!

How do you get the subs on the dvd out of curiosity, it would be nice if I could add some of the scripts I've found online to my dvd's.
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Rikyu-san
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 Message 308 of 3735
25 January 2010 at 6:03pm | IP Logged 
genini1 wrote:
Rikyu-san wrote:
When you volunteer to add subtitles to language dvd's in one of your target languages in order to make them accessible to fellow language learners (as I have volunteered to do in order to add Danish, English and possibly subtitles in other European languages to a Hindi/Sanskrit dvd course).

I love this thread. Keep 'em coming, fellas!

How do you get the subs on the dvd out of curiosity, it would be nice if I could add some of the scripts I've found online to my dvd's.


To be honest with you, I haven't got a clue. I guess that is the hallmark of language dvd nerdery that one can volunteer for such a project (and I am speaking about myself here) without knowing how. However, I know a bunch of people that I assume know everything that is worth knowing about it. Send me a PM so I have a message from you in my inbox so I can get in touch with you easily and I will tell you. I believe I can learn and that there is a way around it. It will not be a hack-n-crack project but something done out in the open - as a form of "seva".

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Back to the topic of the thread:

You know you are a (friendly and helpful) language nerd... when you are happy to share everything you know about learning languages with other language enthusiasts, including how to delete silent passages in FSI German files, compress files by recording them in variable bit rate so as to take up less space, and how to add subtitles to your language DVDs once you have it figured out (the two first courtesy of other users on the site - thank you! - the last one will happen soon).

Edited by Rikyu-san on 25 January 2010 at 6:04pm

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ruskivyetr
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 Message 309 of 3735
25 January 2010 at 6:05pm | IP Logged 
I just got my midterm back for my English class, and this is a biggie that has happened before, but I am absolutely kicking myself for doing this on an English MIDTERM! I accidentally wrote in Cyrillic on my essay. My English teacher let me rewrite that sentence because it was just a random in and out. It was only transliterated English, so I'm not a complete idiot. I write in Cyrillic in many of my notes, and most of the Cyrillic is either Russian, or English transliterated in Cyrillic. I get distracted when sitting for tests, so I tend to think of my languages, and think about what I will do to practice when I get home, which in turn sort of makes Cyrillic to creep into my mind.

Another one:
When you have a free period in school, and you are kicking yourself for not bringing an Arabic writing practice book, and you are looking forward to doing more writing exercises later today when you get home.
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Johntm
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 Message 310 of 3735
25 January 2010 at 8:04pm | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
I write in Cyrillic in many of my notes, and most of the Cyrillic is either Russian, or English transliterated in Cyrillic.
I wanna learn Cyrillic (but not Russian yet) so I can write transliterated English on my notes at school for fun. Can you give me a link to where you learned Cyrillic?
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irishpolyglot
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 Message 311 of 3735
26 January 2010 at 4:05am | IP Logged 
... when you go back to see the movie Avatar a second time, not because of the story or 3-D effects but to test your comprehension level of Na'vi :P

Edited by irishpolyglot on 26 January 2010 at 4:06am

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meramarina
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 Message 312 of 3735
26 January 2010 at 4:29am | IP Logged 
You REALLY know you are . . . something . . . when, contrary to everything you have believed and despite your assumed status as a certifiable, bonafide WORD NERD, you read these accounts of others' nerdery, and you begin, just a little, to doubt . . .

. . . can it be that I am not nerdy ENOUGH?

It could be a nerdological impairment!
How would I know?
Is it time for an philological-existential crisis?
If so, which language shall I have it in?

At any rate, at the end of this thread--should that time arrive--maybe we will elect the OVERNERD!

(a post of great honor, no doubt!)


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