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Ari
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 Message 1081 of 3735
16 September 2010 at 4:18am | IP Logged 
when you spend a lot of time learning languages?

Sorry, I'm not very good at this. Reading many posts in this thread has had me realize that I'm not really a language nerd.

Wait, I've got one! When you study Mandarin for years and decide to go to China for a year, but ending up with a plan to go to the south; telling your friends they speak Cantonese there, they all go "That's a bummer, dude" and you go "Huh? No, that's a good thing! I get to learn an extra language!".
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Ari
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 Message 1082 of 3735
16 September 2010 at 4:21am | IP Logged 
Oh, and also, maybe: when you complain about how the language you're studying is too similar to one you already know, making it boring to study.

Maybe I'm a language nerd after all?
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Teango
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 Message 1083 of 3735
16 September 2010 at 7:07am | IP Logged 
When you can't help but virtually trip over numerous folders of language learning materials, stached all over your computer like caches of select cashews and treasure troves of seeds stored up for winter, and realise you are a compulsive language squirrel. @.@
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Teango
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 Message 1084 of 3735
16 September 2010 at 8:15am | IP Logged 
And when you say it loud and proud for the first time in public (for me, this was at an Irish cousin's wedding party recently): "I guess I'm just a language nerd"...and feel a happy wave of relief to have finally come out of the language closet.

Edited by Teango on 16 September 2010 at 8:16am

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 Message 1085 of 3735
16 September 2010 at 8:21pm | IP Logged 
When you had to watch a foreign language music video twice in a row because when it got to the end after playing the first time you realized your eyes hadn't left the captions at the bottom so you have no idea what actually happens in the video.
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maydayayday
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 Message 1086 of 3735
17 September 2010 at 8:12pm | IP Logged 
When you listen to an investment pitch from a Danish team, in English, and you are the first person to ask him a question, and its in Danish but you don't realise that until the rest of the panel ask "WtF?"

Sorry I'd drifted off. The business case was good.
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Levi
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 Message 1087 of 3735
18 September 2010 at 5:31am | IP Logged 
...when you think it's worth it to familiarize yourself with the spelling/pronunciation systems of dozens of languages, if only to be able to correctly pronounce foreign names.
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ReneeMona
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 Message 1088 of 3735
18 September 2010 at 12:16pm | IP Logged 
....when an introductory lesson on Old English in which a couple of basic grammatical features like case and gender are explained feels like a total waste of time to you.


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