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Fasulye
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 Message 1609 of 3740
29 April 2011 at 1:19pm | IP Logged 
.. when you celebrate it as a real success that now your family is informed about which languages you are are currently studying, so you can now talk openly about what you are doing so often a week. Perhaps I could have informed them earlier, but I didn't dare to do so.

Fasulye
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 Message 1610 of 3740
29 April 2011 at 1:24pm | IP Logged 
... when you point out the following:


Phantom Kat wrote:
You correct her that there's actually 15 cases. You're happy there's someone who actually cares about this tidbit of information.

Though it tends to be viewed more and more as 14 cases only, the accusative being considered more as a "function" of genetive and nominative than a "case".
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 Message 1611 of 3740
29 April 2011 at 8:08pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
When you write a long long essay about something as speculative as the origin of language(s) instead of taking a bus to town to fetch your holiday photos.


And you know that so many people don't understand your first version you also write a version in your own language and versions in your other languages.... but still sitting on a tram and reading the [Polish] version of your essay out loud gets you a date with the passenger next to you..... [insert language of choice here]

to be continued .....

Edited by maydayayday on 29 April 2011 at 8:13pm

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 Message 1612 of 3740
29 April 2011 at 11:22pm | IP Logged 
When you go out for a curry and say спасибо for the hot towel and mints.
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 Message 1613 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 3:02am | IP Logged 
When you are excited about tomorrow being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge.After a lot of internal debate and indecision about which of your two target languages(Spanish or French) to use, you feel good that you settled, finally, on Spanish(and you hope that you don't change your mind again!)
    Your first instinct was Spanish, but you had some doubts. You had thought that since May 1 is considered "May Day" and "may day" sounds like the French for "help me" that perhaps you should pick French. And then you thought that it would benefit you more to do Spanish. But then you thought, "I will do both". Then you thought "that's silly and defeats the whole purpose of the challenge."
And you realize how much time you wasted trying to decide, so you finally go with your first choice, Spanish.
You plan to organize all your study materials tomorrow so as to get off to a good start on May 1. You almost fear that you will be unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.
And, you do all this without "officially" entering the Challenge.
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 Message 1614 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 3:06am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
When you are excited about tomorrow being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge. [...] You almost fear that you will be unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.

When you get so excited for the 6WC that you simply cheat and start early. I've already done over an hour of Indonesian study today. I've broken pretty much every rule thus far, I might as well keep my streak going.
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 Message 1615 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 4:59am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
psy88 wrote:
When you are excited about tomorrow being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge. [...] You almost fear that you will be unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.

When you get so excited for the 6WC that you simply cheat and start early. I've already done over an hour of Indonesian study today. I've broken pretty much every rule thus far, I might as well keep my streak going.
I kept flipping through my Indonesian book longingly, but then I got really busy what with the moving and the packing and the cleaning. Hopefully I can get off to a good start from May 2!

Sorry, nothing to add to the thread.

Edited by hjordis on 30 April 2011 at 5:00am

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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1616 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 9:03am | IP Logged 
Haukilahti wrote:
... when you point out the following:


Phantom Kat wrote:
You correct her that there's actually 15 cases. You're happy there's someone who actually cares about this tidbit of information.

Though it tends to be viewed more and more as 14 cases only, the accusative being considered more as a "function" of genetive and nominative than a "case".


Is it really geeky if Finnish is your native language, though? xD

But thanks for the information. I'll keep that in mind. :D

As for one more:

... when you get sheet music for a song called "Arabesque" but you can't help but see "Basque." Also earlier, on an article on premature babies, you read "inflection" instead of "infection."

... when despite the fact that you are exhausted from coming back from a little field trip with your fellow high school Band seniors you recognize the Finnish Genetive in a song being used to denote the direct object of a sentence, exactly what you had made a note about the day before. You proceed to grin like an idiot. :D

- Kat

EDIT: I was mistaken on something.



Edited by Phantom Kat on 30 April 2011 at 9:08am



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