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Tally
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 Message 745 of 3735
20 June 2010 at 1:23pm | IP Logged 
When you point out to your friends: Listen, they are speaking Russian! And they are
speaking Japanese! Listen to them, they are speaking Polish!
And your friends just blink at you.

Edited by Tally on 20 June 2010 at 2:37pm

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Danac
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 Message 746 of 3735
20 June 2010 at 2:32pm | IP Logged 
When you take great delight in finding out that there are actually several episodes of The Moomins (aka Mumijevi) in Bosnian floating around on Youtube, thereby combining a fond childhood memory with your target language.
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Tally
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 Message 747 of 3735
20 June 2010 at 2:38pm | IP Logged 
Danac wrote:
When you take great delight in finding out that there are actually several
episodes of The Moomins (aka Mumijevi) in Bosnian floating around on Youtube, thereby
combining a fond childhood memory with your target language.


Aww that's my childhood show!
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mick33
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 Message 748 of 3735
22 June 2010 at 1:37am | IP Logged 
I spent Saturday afternoon reading the first few paragraphs of the Kalevala, rather than riding my bike on the first sunny day in a week and a half.
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FuroraCeltica
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 Message 749 of 3735
29 June 2010 at 5:25pm | IP Logged 
when your friend casually mentions a language programme, and you spend 20 minutes giving them a detailed description of its pros and cons
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renegade5005
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 Message 750 of 3735
29 June 2010 at 10:29pm | IP Logged 
mashmusic11235 wrote:
Rabochnok wrote:
Hah, more like that's the Persian word for "language" and it didn't bother translating "nerd" at
all.


When, after having a Persian phase (again...), you read the post that ^this^ is a response to (which just happens to be YOUR post) and facepalm yourself for not realizing what 'zaban' meant in the first place.

When you think that a 'Persian phase' is a perfectly normal thing to have.

When you think that having multiple Persian phases is also perfectly normal.

When, in the midst of said Persian phase, you watch 'No One Knows About Persian Cats' just so that you can present to your mom a reason why you want to learn Persian so she'll buy you that Teach Yourself Modern Persian book you've been eyeing up for the past three years.

When you take the language books you're currently using on a camping trip.

You take along your Czech book too, just in case you get bored with Spanish and you're miles away from your language pile.

When you experiance withdrawl symptoms when you've been away from your language books for too long.

When 'too long' is a sleepover at your friend's house.

When you seperate your langage courses based on 'the books you're currently using' and your 'language pile'.

When you have language piles. (I know, this has been posted already)

When you use Russian grammar for English (the sentance 'I know, this has been posted already' shouldn't have a comma in it...).

When you write Kanji into your Japanese course because it doesn't have any.

When you buy Breaking Into Japanese Literature when you're on lesson 3 of you 40 lesson course book.

When you buy a Japanese novel before you bought your coursebook because you're 'thinking ahead'.


Language Nerd in Persian is "Khoreye Zaban" or "Divaneye Zaban". Zaban itself means language or literally "tongue". it shares the same root with "Lingua" and from that we get the German word "Zung" and the English word "Tongue". The word "language" is from of the same root but is not a Germanic word.
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meramarina
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 Message 751 of 3735
29 June 2010 at 10:52pm | IP Logged 
You know you are a Language Nerd when your mind starts to play Super-Nerdy Linguistic Tricks on you!

The other day when my alarm clock rang in the morning, much, much too early in the morning, I sort of half-understood that it was time to get up and go to work, but I wasn't fully awake yet and thought: "hey . . . this is really strange . . . the alarm clock is ringing in Dutch today, but I don't study Dutch; therefore, because I can't really understand what it's saying, I do not have to get up today."

I was quite disappointed when I realized that alarm clocks don't ring in particular languages, but I was a little impressed by my semi-conscious mind's ability to deny reality.

Yes, it really happened - I don't know what I'd have done if the clock went off in my target languages, though.


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renegade5005
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 Message 752 of 3735
29 June 2010 at 11:06pm | IP Logged 
When after knowing about 9 languages fairly well and halfway through studying another 5, you feel behind when you look at the languages the memebers on this website know...


When you speak to your French professor (who also knows Spanish, Italian and Arabic) in all the languages he knows while he's tutoring you latin and all the other language professors at the office stare at you.

Edited by renegade5005 on 29 June 2010 at 11:25pm



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