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kyssäkaali
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 Message 121 of 3735
23 October 2009 at 9:43am | IP Logged 
Minlawc wrote:
When you're mad at your parents for not raising you bilingual, even when they are not.


Haha ditto. I wouldn't say I'm "mad" at them, just frustrated. I also have the same problem as Megatronfilm in that all of my older step-siblings were raised bilingual in Spanish and English, yet my younger brother and I got the short end of the stick. I realise it's because my mother doesn't speak a lick of Spanish and wouldn't have wanted it spoken in the house, but still... half of who I am has been robbed of me. So many monolingual family members that I can never get to know.
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Lindsay19
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 Message 122 of 3735
23 October 2009 at 10:58pm | IP Logged 
Minlawc wrote:
When you're mad at your parents for not raising you bilingual, even when they are not.


Haha! That would be me ^_^
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 123 of 3735
24 October 2009 at 12:50am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you realise that all the music you ever listen to anymore is in at least one foreign language, and in some cases, the music uses more than one foreign language in the same song, in my case :]
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Levi
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 Message 124 of 3735
24 October 2009 at 2:11am | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
You know you're a language nerd when you realise that all the music you ever listen to anymore is in at least one foreign language, and in some cases, the music uses more than one foreign language in the same song, in my case :]

Hmm...I am listening to a Korean song as I read your post here. I just don't see the point of listening to music in English. It's not an aesthetically pleasing language (to me), and it's overdone. Everybody sings in English nowadays, because it's the hip thing to do. I find the artists who resist this trend tend to be in general more original and creative, and more interesting as they often incorporate instruments and musical genres from their native culture.

Edited by Levi on 24 October 2009 at 2:12am

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psy88
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 Message 125 of 3735
24 October 2009 at 2:43am | IP Logged 
You know you are a real language nerd when you can't wait for your day to end so you can get on the computer and write "you know you are a language nerd when you wonder how to say 'language nerd' in your target language(s.
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theallstar
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 Message 126 of 3735
24 October 2009 at 12:49pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
LanguageSponge wrote:
You know you're a language nerd when you realise that all the music you ever listen to anymore is in at least one foreign language, and in some cases, the music uses more than one foreign language in the same song, in my case :]

Hmm...I am listening to a Korean song as I read your post here. I just don't see the point of listening to music in English. It's not an aesthetically pleasing language (to me), and it's overdone. Everybody sings in English nowadays, because it's the hip thing to do. I find the artists who resist this trend tend to be in general more original and creative, and more interesting as they often incorporate instruments and musical genres from their native culture.


I listen to music in foreign languages all the time too (right now in Korean coincidently enough!). Not only that, but I listen to pop music - something I'd never do if it was in English ;)
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 Message 127 of 3735
24 October 2009 at 1:46pm | IP Logged 
People will find me a language nerd, when I am sitting in public cafes or bistros all alone with my Turkish or Danish textbook and my headphones on, reading or shadowing Danish or Turkish dialogues or excercise sentences ALOUD. By the way, I have never seen anyone else doing this in public!

Fasulye





Edited by Fasulye on 24 October 2009 at 1:52pm

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MäcØSŸ
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 Message 128 of 3735
24 October 2009 at 2:09pm | IP Logged 
When you speak to your relatives in a foreign language even though they can’t understand it.
When you constantly move your tongue inside your mouth to try out different places of articulation.


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