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DaraghM
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 Message 169 of 3740
18 November 2009 at 4:14pm | IP Logged 
You watch a film with subtitles in a language you don't know, and never remember the plot, but instead have deduced how things such as the imperative tense function.
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Thaorius
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 Message 170 of 3740
19 November 2009 at 1:23am | IP Logged 
When you wish this thread had more pages (a LOT more pages).

When you happen to be reading a thread such as this when you should be working, you actually like your job, and you are eager to get back to it but can't seem to stop reading the damn forum.

When your 3 cats actually do what you say when you say it in English (My mother tongue is Spanish) but completely ignore you when speaking your native tongue.

When your dinner is about to burn and you are writing this post.
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psy88
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 Message 171 of 3740
19 November 2009 at 4:32am | IP Logged 
When you just purchased a wrist watch but are now kicking yourself because you then discovered, in a catalog,that you could have purchased one without numerals but with the numbers written in your target language.
PS regarding The 13th Warrior-do you ever wish you could learn a new language as easily, quickly, and apparently as fluently, as the thirteenth warrior did, simply by traveling with a small band of Norsemen. A real language nerd would have liked to be with them,even facing the "fireworm", if it meant acquiring another language.
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Sierra
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 Message 172 of 3740
20 November 2009 at 5:34am | IP Logged 
Recent language nerdery going down in Texas:

-Ordering language materials off Amazon and racing home from work each day like a kid on Christmas morning to see if the package has arrived yet.

-When alone, monologuing endlessly about grammar comparisons between languages. And hoping against hope that someone will one day ask you for a description of the ins and outs of your target language so you'd have an excuse to talk about it.

-Poring over books in languages you don't understand just to see what you can piece together.

-Holding up both sides of under-your-breath sample conversations in your target language.

...yeah, I admit it, I talk to myself a lot.
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kyssäkaali
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 Message 173 of 3740
20 November 2009 at 12:47pm | IP Logged 
Sierra wrote:
...yeah, I admit it, I talk to myself a lot.


I wouldn't be surprised if this is done by most people learning another language and enjoying it! I love speaking Finnish, and I mumble to myself often even though I live in Finland and have ample opportunity to speak to natives. I have conversations with the mirror, as well. When I'm listening to music with no lyrics I usually make up Finnish lyrics to sing along to the beat with.
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Levi
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 Message 174 of 3740
21 November 2009 at 8:07pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when your first thought after waking up in the morning is the realization that there is a common Greek root in the words "kleptomaniac" and "clepsydra".

Edited by Levi on 21 November 2009 at 8:09pm

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psy88
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 Message 175 of 3740
24 November 2009 at 3:58am | IP Logged 
You know you are a real language nerd when you actually spend more time studying your target language than you spend reading all the postings at how-to-learn-any-language.
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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 176 of 3740
27 November 2009 at 10:27am | IP Logged 
when you're at work wishing you were at home studying languages. Consequently, (due to the fact you work at a hospital) in your breaks you take to reading instruction manuals you've been collecting from the medical supplies you open for patient operations.... i need to win tatslotto!


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