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 Message 569 of 3735
27 April 2010 at 8:19am | IP Logged 
Haha, I did something like that last year. In PE we had to take really tedious notes, so I decided to practice my Portuguese at the same time and wrote the notes about fitness in Portuguese! Little did I know that we would later have to turn those notes in...
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 Message 570 of 3735
29 April 2010 at 1:35am | IP Logged 
Yeah when I was in high school we had to keep a journal in my theology class. I wasn't really interested in the idea
of keeping a "faith journal," so I decided to write my entries in Spanish to make it more interesting. My teacher was
very perplexed when we had to turn them in at the end of the term...
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 Message 571 of 3735
29 April 2010 at 2:02am | IP Logged 
That's happened before, but by mistake. I tend to think in German to pass the time, and it shows up in a lot of my
work which gets my teachers really angry, so I'm forced to think in English during classes :(.
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 Message 572 of 3735
29 April 2010 at 9:16pm | IP Logged 
At least you guys are writing notes in an alphabet the teacher can read! I used to perplex my teachers with notes written entirely in phonetic shorthand.
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 Message 573 of 3735
29 April 2010 at 9:39pm | IP Logged 
Guys, that's really cool, taking notes and writing journals in a different language than as required by the teacher! When I was a pupil, I wasn't yet a language nerd, so I would never have got the idea to do such things at that young age. My language nerdiness has developed much later...

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 Message 574 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 12:13am | IP Logged 
Levi could you tell us more about the shorthand you used? I read about it in The Loom of Language, and I found it quite interesting.

Writing a perfectly understandable language in a script that others can't read sounds like a marvellous idea to me.

This is perhaps why in middle school I exchanged notes written in Tengwar with a couple of friends.

.. and my handwriting was much neater when I did that than when I used latin alphabet.

Edited by Kubelek on 30 April 2010 at 12:15am

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 Message 575 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 12:34am | IP Logged 
I mentioned the shorthand earlier in this thread. It's called Quikscript. If you are interested in learning it the original manual is published in its entirety online in this PDF.
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 Message 576 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 3:23am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
I mentioned the shorthand earlier in this thread. It's called
Quikscript. If you are interested in
learning it the original manual is published in its entirety online
in this
PDF
.

...when, after reading that, you can find 3 printed copies of the original manual in the
room you are sitting, that aren't in the same place and weren't printed at the same time
but you don't really understand or write quikscript...


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