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renegade5005
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 Message 921 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 5:54pm | IP Logged 
What would we Language nerds do if there were only ONE international language? I mean sure a lot of things would have been improved but that would be a pretty boring world for us, nichtwahr?!?
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johntm93
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 Message 922 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 6:29pm | IP Logged 
budonoseito wrote:
johntm93 wrote:
When you have watched almost 45 minutes of Prof. Arguelles videos on
languages and language courses in the past hour and want to watch more, but you think you
should actually STUDY a language instead.

Anyone else here think he should write his own language course? I think he would make a
great language course, given enough free time of course.


Guilty. Then I read a tip about stop studying on how to study and just study. But, being
an engineer type, I am all about the planning. Fail to plan, plan to fail.
After watching that, I did 20 or so minutes of FSI (finishing up where I left off), then proceeded to start watching the video about Icelandic, when my dad told me to go to bed (it was around 3am :)). So instead of doing Assimil German like I wanted, I just did a unit of TY Spanish. Now to resume watching Prof. Arguelles videos...



Teango wrote:
When you get a little present like this:



And you think...great, chocolate, I like chocolate :)...but then you turn the bar around and see this on the back:



And now you think...wow, ingredients in 6 languages, including Armenian and Georgian, absolutely-flippin-fantastic!...and hug the giver copiously for such an amazing gift! :D
My mom's cousin and his family were visiting my house last week, and they are missionaries in Belarus. So they leave me some Belarussian candy, and I won't eat them until I know what they say. One says "Grand Toffy" but the rest are in Russian/Belarussian. I can read Cyrillic, but not any language that uses Cyrillic...so I don't know when I'm going to eat the damn things!




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ruskivyetr
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 Message 923 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 6:43pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you have seen Professor Arguelles' whole series on Germanic languages at
least seven times, and it doesn't bore you at all the next time you watch it.
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johntm93
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 Message 924 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 6:51pm | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
You know you're a language nerd when you have seen Professor Arguelles' whole series on Germanic languages at
least seven times, and it doesn't bore you at all the next time you watch it.
You know you're a language nerd when you know you'll surpass this, like it, and still not be bored with them.

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ellasevia
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 Message 925 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 7:47pm | IP Logged 
johntm93 wrote:
My mom's cousin and his family were visiting my house last week, and they are missionaries in Belarus. So they leave me some Belarussian candy, and I won't eat them until I know what they say. One says "Grand Toffy" but the rest are in Russian/Belarussian. I can read Cyrillic, but not any language that uses Cyrillic...so I don't know when I'm going to eat the damn things!


Now that's discipline! Depriving yourself of chocolate until you can speak a language well enough to read the packaging it comes in. :)
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Levi
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 Message 926 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 8:12pm | IP Logged 
...when, as soon as somebody asks "How is that spelled?", everybody looks at you before you even say anything.
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johntm93
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 Message 927 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 8:20pm | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
johntm93 wrote:
My mom's cousin and his family were visiting my house last week, and they are missionaries in Belarus. So they leave me some Belarussian candy, and I won't eat them until I know what they say. One says "Grand Toffy" but the rest are in Russian/Belarussian. I can read Cyrillic, but not any language that uses Cyrillic...so I don't know when I'm going to eat the damn things!


Now that's discipline! Depriving yourself of chocolate until you can speak a language well enough to read the packaging it comes in. :)

Well, I'm kind of wary of what's in it. I'm picky, if it has cherry or coconut in it I don't want it. That and the fact that I actually want to figure out what it says...
I need to hurry out and figure out what they say, before they melt or something.



Levi wrote:
...when, as soon as somebody asks "How is that spelled?", everybody looks at you before you even say anything.

I get this quite a bit, but only because I'm a very good English speller.
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Levi
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 Message 928 of 3735
28 July 2010 at 8:46pm | IP Logged 
...when listening to your target language sounds so much like music to your ears that you actually dance to it.


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