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kottoler.ello
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 Message 1737 of 3735
09 June 2011 at 7:17am | IP Logged 
When, walking out of a movie theater, a woman working there starts speaking to you in Russian, from which you manage to gather that your dad told her to talk to you.

Now she's your Russian tutor. And the fact that she probably doesn't really know how to teach a language only makes it more interesting of a puzzle for you.

As a final touch, she says her last name's very strange. In fact, it begins with the consonant cluster "mkrt." "I'm Armenian."
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Edited by kottoler.ello on 09 June 2011 at 7:20am

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Iversen
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 Message 1738 of 3735
09 June 2011 at 9:11am | IP Logged 
kottoler.ello wrote:
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?


Probably not. My first thought was that such consonant clusters are more typical of Georgian and other Caucasian languages than of Armenian. The initial m- in particular is very common in Kartuli.
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kottoler.ello
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 Message 1739 of 3735
09 June 2011 at 9:44pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
kottoler.ello wrote:
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?


Probably not. My first thought was that such consonant clusters are more typical of Georgian and other Caucasian languages than of Armenian. The initial m- in particular is very common in Kartuli.


Haha, no, I was just thinking of learning some Armenian from her as well. When she told me her last name it did sound kind of Georgian to me, but I'm no expert on Caucasian languages.
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patuco
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 Message 1740 of 3735
09 June 2011 at 9:51pm | IP Logged 
patuco wrote:
meramarina wrote:
You are a language nerd when you go to YouTube to watch videos about linguistics and instead you discover just the right theme song for the language nerd thread!

The Linguist Rap

It's very silly, but it makes sense to me and probably to you, too!


...and it leads to this.


I suppose that it's also very nerdy to have downloaded both of them to watch whenever I want.
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meramarina
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 Message 1741 of 3735
09 June 2011 at 10:17pm | IP Logged 
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I suppose that it's also very nerdy to have downloaded both of them to watch whenever I want.


That is extremely nerdy, but the best and nerdiest thing ever would be to get us all together, the HTLAL Language Nerds, into one room and sing our own version, "We Are the Nerds" or something like that. Yeah, it's impossible, but just think how much fun it would be for us, and how confusing for the rest of the world. We could sway back and forth, too, just like the linguist singers, and have a solo in every language we study!

EDIT: oh, yes, I'll make the name tags! Autotagger not invited!

Edited by meramarina on 09 June 2011 at 10:21pm

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kyssäkaali
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 Message 1742 of 3735
09 June 2011 at 11:42pm | IP Logged 
kottoler.ello wrote:
Iversen wrote:
kottoler.ello wrote:
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?


Probably not. My first thought was that such consonant clusters are more typical of Georgian and other Caucasian languages than of Armenian. The initial m- in particular is very common in Kartuli.


Haha, no, I was just thinking of learning some Armenian from her as well. When she told me her last name it did sound kind of Georgian to me, but I'm no expert on Caucasian languages.


Armenian has one of the neatest alphabets in the universe. I say go for it!
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LebensForm
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 Message 1743 of 3735
10 June 2011 at 4:01pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
Quote:
I suppose that it's also very nerdy to have downloaded both of them to watch whenever I want.


That is extremely nerdy, but the best and nerdiest thing ever would be to get us all together, the HTLAL Language Nerds, into one room and sing our own version, "We Are the Nerds" or something like that. Yeah, it's impossible, but just think how much fun it would be for us, and how confusing for the rest of the world. We could sway back and forth, too, just like the linguist singers, and have a solo in every language we study!

EDIT: oh, yes, I'll make the name tags! Autotagger not invited!


Hahaha, that would just be awsome!! I would pay a pretty penny to see this... ya just one.
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 Message 1744 of 3735
15 June 2011 at 10:20am | IP Logged 
...when you're packing your suitcase to go to Wales for a family reunion and you just
can't bring yourself to leave your French dictionary behind. A week of no French
vocabulary learning just messes with your plans too much.

Jack


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