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Thaorius
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Speaks: Spanish*, EnglishB2

 
 Message 545 of 3735
18 April 2010 at 12:15am | IP Logged 
...when you get invited to a dinner with about 30 people, all from different countries
and different cultures; but then, at the very last minute, you find out they are all from
Latin America (AKA, native Spanish/Portuguese speakers) so you declare yourself busy,
cancel, and proceed to fire up Anki...
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psy88
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Studies: Spanish*, Japanese, Latin, French

 
 Message 546 of 3735
18 April 2010 at 11:21pm | IP Logged 
Thaorius wrote:
...when you get invited to a dinner with about 30 people, all from different countries
and different cultures; but then, at the very last minute, you find out they are all from
Latin America (AKA, native Spanish/Portuguese speakers) so you declare yourself busy,
cancel, and proceed to fire up Anki...


When you feel jealous because you would have loved to have been invited to that party.
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Levi
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Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 547 of 3735
19 April 2010 at 4:08am | IP Logged 
...when you only accept Facebook friend requests from strangers if they speak one of your target languages.
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mashmusic11235
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Studies: Cantonese

 
 Message 548 of 3735
19 April 2010 at 10:27pm | IP Logged 
Spasty wrote:
...when you read through this thread chuckling to yourself because you're guilty of almost all of them.



I'm doing this right now >_<

- When you study every language your ancestors supposedly spoke and then some

^ Guilty ^

Here's some of mine:

-when you listen to music in a language that you don't know, learn how to sing the song, and then go explain to your friends about the sytax, morphology, and unique phonetic points (such as a voiced gutteral fricitive) in the language... and then decide to actually LEARN it!

-when you think that things like 'voiced gutteral fricitive' are normal to say

-when you can read this:
Levi wrote:
Ай файнд ѳэт ъ вериейшън ъв ѳъ Сърилик элфъбет ўркс бетр фор трэнскрайбинг Инглиш мор ор лес фънетиклі.

despite not knowing ANY of the languages whose alphabets' characters' are used here.


Edited by mashmusic11235 on 19 April 2010 at 11:23pm

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Rikyu-san
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Studies: German, French

 
 Message 549 of 3735
19 April 2010 at 10:59pm | IP Logged 
When you wish it was possible to be regressed into past lives so that you could speak multiple foreign languages fluently while you are in a trance.

When you wish you could be regressed back into a time when now extinct languages were still spoken.

When you wish you could retain your ability to speak in those foreign languages from past lives when you get out of the trance.

(Some language learning tool, eh?).
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Juаn
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 Message 550 of 3735
20 April 2010 at 1:40am | IP Logged 
When despite having little interest in computers and even less in internet socializing you sign-up for the third time at a language-learning site after

1) Getting banned for a stupid reason
2) Choosing the stupidest conceivable screen name

because even just talk of language-learning proves too enticing for you to pass up or give up.
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kottoler.ello
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Studies: Japanese, German

 
 Message 551 of 3735
20 April 2010 at 6:28am | IP Logged 
When you don't even remember what's normal to know about language to the point where you have long, passionate conversations with your friends about if people realize certain sounds are similar in certain ways.

When you try to get your friends to learn languages so you can vicariously experience the fun of the language through them.

When a weekend you thought you weren't going to enjoy becomes one of the better ones because you get to talk about and in foreign languages a significant amount.
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Levi
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 Message 552 of 3735
20 April 2010 at 6:31am | IP Logged 
...when you apparently emanate language nerdery from every pore to the point that total strangers address you in foreign languages without trying the local language first.


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