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Thaorius
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 Message 513 of 3735
07 April 2010 at 10:53am | IP Logged 
kyssäkaali wrote:
When you get this directed to you in a chatroom:
"You write too well not to be a Finnish native."

...and it totally makes your night, if not your whole week :DD

And I figured I might as well cut and paste which of my posts this guy was responding
to just for the heck of it:
"no mie oon opiskellu suomee noin kaks tai kolme vuotta ja oon asunu suomessa tän vuoen
uuenvuoenpäivään saakka. ikävä kyllä, en viel kykene puhummaa kieltä (KUTEN TE JO
VARMASTI NÄÄTTE...). mie osaan lukee ja kuunnella, mut epäröin puhuessani ja puhun niin
hiton hitahasti. kaipaan vitusti suomalaist poikaystävää."


...when you think that sentence you don't understand is so pretty it makes you want to
learn Finnish before you are done with Italian. And you actually plan to Google some
Finnish learning material the second you hit the Post Rep
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Teango
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 Message 514 of 3735
07 April 2010 at 3:22pm | IP Logged 
kyssäkaali wrote:
When you get this directed to you in a chatroom:
"You write too well not to be a Finnish native."
...and it totally makes your night, if not your whole week :DD

That's really fantastic, kyssäkaali - hyvää työtä! I hope one day someone will say this about one of the languages I study. So far this is just a distant dream, native speakers always somehow manage to suss me out pretty quickly haha! :)
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Icaria909
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 Message 515 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 3:38am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd if your willing to convert to Catholicism just to listen to the Latin Liturgy.
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mick33
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Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 516 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 11:19am | IP Logged 
Last week in chemistry class I realized I was unintentionally writing notes that were a mix of Afrikaans and English. Everything was fine until I panicked when I couldn't remember a word. After 5 minutes I stop worrying; the word I forgot was probably very advanced vocabulary in either language and most people would forget such an uncommon word. But when I came home and was rereading my lecture notes I remembered that the word I was searching for was "wetenskap" (science). Wetenskap is not exactly advanced vocabulary. Oh well, at least my bilingual notes make chemistry seem much more fascinating.

Edited by mick33 on 08 April 2010 at 11:24am

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Iris-Way
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 Message 517 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 12:08pm | IP Logged 
Icaria909 wrote:
You know you're a language nerd if your willing to convert to Catholicism just to listen to the Latin Liturgy.

Where are you that the Mass is still said in Latin?
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ennime
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 Message 518 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 2:32pm | IP Logged 
Iris-Way wrote:
Icaria909 wrote:
You know you're a language nerd if your willing to
convert to Catholicism just to listen to the Latin Liturgy.

Where are you that the Mass is still said in Latin?


You're a language nerd when you ask that question... followed by "and where do I apply
for visa/residency/study program/etc.?"
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Teango
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 Message 519 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 3:35pm | IP Logged 
When you can't help but point out spelling mistakes in local graffiti and tagging to your friends, and feel a deep secret urge to come back at night and add your own graffiti corrections in red spray...

Edited by Teango on 08 April 2010 at 3:52pm

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Teango
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 Message 520 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 4:00pm | IP Logged 
When you actually learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures from a bathroom wall.


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