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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1146 of 3740
07 October 2010 at 3:27pm | IP Logged 
My bad phrasing, which is terrible really. I actually sat there thinking about how to phrase it without making it really awkward or ambiguous but apparently I failed :P

You know you're a language nerd when you are going over archery terms and can frequently remember the German terminology but cannot for the life of you remember the English. Then when you go and ask one of the other members of the club, they remind you of the English terms but you notice a German accent - so instead of reading your Greek grammar book in between rounds, you practice your German instead!
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 Message 1147 of 3740
10 October 2010 at 7:19pm | IP Logged 
...when somebody tries to use Greek or Cyrillic letters to write an English word, and it takes a really long time for you to see it because you actually know those alphabets, e.g. "ΡΔΦΠ" for "pain".
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 Message 1148 of 3740
10 October 2010 at 7:29pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when somebody tries to use Greek or Cyrillic letters to write an English word, and it takes a really long time for you to see it because you actually know those alphabets, e.g. "ΡΔΦΠ" for "pain".


In Greek that would give PAIN (ραιν)
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 Message 1149 of 3740
12 October 2010 at 1:15pm | IP Logged 
When you've studied so much J. K. Rowling recently that you start seeing "Harry Potter" instead of "Heavy Cotton" on t-shirt labels and read "Voldemort" instead of "Vollmacht" on your deregistration forms. Galloping Gorgons, whatever next!

Edited by Teango on 12 October 2010 at 1:16pm

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 Message 1150 of 3740
12 October 2010 at 1:50pm | IP Logged 
... when you go to the low-price booksale of your urban library and you find and buy a textbook of modern Greek, a textbook of Spanish and a Kauderwelsch booklet of Brasilian Portuguese - without having concete plans to study them yet - but just in case they may once be useful.

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Edited by Fasulye on 12 October 2010 at 1:51pm

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 Message 1151 of 3740
12 October 2010 at 5:27pm | IP Logged 
Fasulye wrote:
... when you go to the low-price booksale of your urban library and you find and buy a textbook of modern Greek, a textbook of Spanish and a Kauderwelsch booklet of Brasilian Portuguese - without having concete plans to study them yet - but just in case they may once be useful.

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When you read the above post and, even though you have enough to be getting on with in Modern Greek already, you want to know what the textbook Fasulye found is called anyway? :]
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 Message 1152 of 3740
12 October 2010 at 7:33pm | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
Fasulye wrote:
... when you go to the low-price booksale of your urban library and you find and buy a textbook of modern Greek, a textbook of Spanish and a Kauderwelsch booklet of Brasilian Portuguese - without having concete plans to study them yet - but just in case they may once be useful.

Fasulye


When you read the above post and, even though you have enough to be getting on with in Modern Greek already, you want to know what the textbook Fasulye found is called anyway? :]


So my post has made you curious. :)

My modern Greek textbook: "Schnellkurs Griechisch by Elmar Winters-Ohle", Intensivkurs für Anfänger, Hueber Verlag, 3. Auflage 2005.

Fasulye



Edited by Fasulye on 12 October 2010 at 7:34pm



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