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Alois M.
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 Message 1457 of 3735
27 February 2011 at 10:47pm | IP Logged 
.... when language learning-related material occupies 25 GB of your PC's hard-disk.
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Kartof
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 Message 1458 of 3735
27 February 2011 at 11:02pm | IP Logged 
...when you're excited that the metrocard you bought has only Spanish text on the back...
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Iversen
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 Message 1459 of 3735
27 February 2011 at 11:10pm | IP Logged 
I have been listening to Latin videos on Youtube for an hour or so, more specifically a series about humanism, spoken by 'Aloisius Miraglia' and uploaded by 'Baeticus' (no.1 here). On my TV there is a program about bluidy murder cases with Danish subtitles - not something I find very interesting. What drove me to this thread was that I suddenly realized that each time I looked at the TV I found myself translating the Danish subtitles into Pig Latin...

Edited by Iversen on 27 February 2011 at 11:21pm

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Alois M.
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 Message 1460 of 3735
02 March 2011 at 2:27pm | IP Logged 
- When you have translations of the same book into various languages, and read them simultaneously (in my case, presently with Tony Judt's Post-war, a History of Europe since 1945 - Geschichte Europas von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart - Pós-Guerra: uma História da Europa desde 1945).

- When you keep a notebook perpetually open in front of your PC to write down the new words you come across surfing the Internet, one couple of pages for each of a dozen of languages.

- When you study Sanskrit through German, and Japanese through French, Basque through Italian..... at the same time.
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Alois M.
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 Message 1461 of 3735
02 March 2011 at 2:30pm | IP Logged 
....when you try to speak Chinese with yourself, within your head, and replace the words you don't know with French or German ones.
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jdmoncada
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 Message 1462 of 3735
02 March 2011 at 4:50pm | IP Logged 
Alois M. wrote:
- When you study Sanskrit through German, and Japanese through French, Basque through Italian..... at the same time.


I do this all the time! I have different languages than this example, but I always feel like I'm studying "through" something.
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Jinx
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 Message 1463 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 1:45am | IP Logged 
Alois M. wrote:
.... when language learning-related material occupies 25 GB of your PC's hard-disk.


Oh yeah? How about... SIXTY gigabytes?

I'm not exaggerating! My materials cover 60 languages and eight dialects. I've even had to buy an external hard-drive to keep all my movies on, because my language-learning materials crowded them off my computer. ;)
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ellasevia
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 Message 1464 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 1:52am | IP Logged 
Jinx wrote:
I've even had to buy an external hard-drive to keep all my movies on, because my language-learning materials crowded them off my computer. ;)

Because naturally the language-learning materials took priority. :)


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