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Kary
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Studies: French, Spanish, German

 
 Message 1073 of 3740
03 September 2010 at 10:43pm | IP Logged 
When a phone call wakes you from a dream of searching a glossary of grammatical terms (where you remember seeing at least one word from you Anki study list) and the first thing you do after hanging up is run to your computer to type in the term to see if it really exists and, if so, what language is it.
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mashmusic11235
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 Message 1074 of 3740
04 September 2010 at 6:36am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
You know you are a language nerd who has been reading too many HTLAL posts when . . .

. . . you see some guy at the store wearing an IVERSEN fan t-shirt, and for a moment you think, wow, the man really IS popular . . . must be the word lists . . . !

but it seems that there's a football player by that name.


When you wonder if language nerdery status can be recinded because you weren't aware of either Iverson before reading this.

When you ask your mom can you please be stuck in a car with her for four hours on a drive to Pittsburgh, all for the purpose of going to a bookstore there.
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Levi
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 Message 1075 of 3740
05 September 2010 at 4:44am | IP Logged 
...when much of your time is spent wondering how language arose in the first place. Who strung together the first sentence? Who made the first relative clause? The first pun? What was the first irregular verb? What is the oldest language that has surviving descendents? Why can't there be time machines so we can figure this stuff out?
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maydayayday
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 Message 1076 of 3740
06 September 2010 at 10:55pm | IP Logged 
You've just had a very good interview for a very good position and the interviewer reads on your CV where you talk about your interests outside work says 'Have an interest in various languages'

You then spend 30 minutes examining exactly how many languages you can hold a conversation in..... having correctly identified she speaks Russian with a Ukrainian accent and her German isn't all that sharp.

06 September 2010: I was that guy.    





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psy88
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 Message 1077 of 3740
06 September 2010 at 11:54pm | IP Logged 
when friends start to save instruction manuals that came with the things they have purchased (most recently a storage box that had to be assembled) because they know you will enjoy reading the directions in the various languages in the manual.
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maydayayday
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 Message 1078 of 3740
07 September 2010 at 1:05am | IP Logged 
maydayayday wrote:
You've just had a very good interview for a very good position and the interviewer reads on your CV where you talk about your interests outside work says 'Have an interest in various languages'

You then spend 30 minutes examining exactly how many languages you can hold a conversation in..... having correctly identified she speaks Russian with a Ukrainian accent and her German isn't all that sharp.

06 September 2010: I was that guy.    



And then they ring you back and offer you the bigger job.
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translator2
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 Message 1079 of 3740
07 September 2010 at 4:25pm | IP Logged 
You are upset because Borders bookstore combined the linguistics and philosophy sections together so now you have to search through the entire philosophy section to find what is new in linguistics.
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Levi
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 Message 1080 of 3740
10 September 2010 at 11:15pm | IP Logged 
...when things like this make you laugh.



Edited by Levi on 10 September 2010 at 11:19pm



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