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Levi
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 Message 1753 of 3735
17 June 2011 at 5:55am | IP Logged 
Kafea wrote:
When you print and laminate this chart
http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm
to keep next to your computer because you need these letters so often and can't keep the keyboards simultaneously open on a shared computer.

...when you've instead designed and installed your own custom keyboard layout capable of typing in pretty much any language that uses the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet.
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busyperson
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 Message 1754 of 3735
17 June 2011 at 10:07pm | IP Logged 
when you want a list of all the languages people are learning without spending months looking at every member on the fourm

when you want to be a international teachers and want to understand you future students

when you might add something like swahili to the list of languages for the countries that speak it for your movie

when you read this particular fourm once already thinking for a thrid to try everything
that was posted
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GRagazzo
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 Message 1755 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 4:32am | IP Logged 
When you're at school and blurt out a cuss-word only to realize that the teacher is right
next to you and heard what you said,so you get nervous and think you will get in trouble
and then realize you said 'cazzo' and are then overwhelmed with joy in the fact that you
spoke naturally in your target language.

Edited by GRagazzo on 18 June 2011 at 4:33am

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nikorizzo
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 Message 1756 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 4:56am | IP Logged 
GRagazzo wrote:
When you're at school and blurt out a cuss-word only to realize that the teacher is right
next to you and heard what you said,so you get nervous and think you will get in trouble
and then realize you said 'cazzo' and are then overwhelmed with joy in the fact that you
spoke naturally in your target language.


I do that too! Well, in Chinese at least...
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LebensForm
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 Message 1757 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 5:48am | IP Logged 
nikorizzo wrote:
GRagazzo wrote:
When you're at school and blurt out a cuss-word only to realize that the teacher is right
next to you and heard what you said,so you get nervous and think you will get in trouble
and then realize you said 'cazzo' and are then overwhelmed with joy in the fact that you
spoke naturally in your target language.


I do that too! Well, in Chinese at least...


Haha, me too, but, in German. =)
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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1758 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 6:01am | IP Logged 
I probably sound like such a little kid, but...

- when you start a new file in your Pokemon game and name all of your Pokemon after fitting Finnish nouns in order to add more words to your vocabulary.

- Kat
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Jinx
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 Message 1759 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 6:40am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
Kafea wrote:
When you print and laminate this chart
http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm
to keep next to your computer because you need these letters so often and can't keep the keyboards simultaneously open on a shared computer.

...when you've instead designed and installed your own custom keyboard layout capable of typing in pretty much any language that uses the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet.


When, instead of either of these, you've downloaded a particular keyboard layout that can create the diacritics for every language you're studying, including Esperanto (I'll take this chance to show off my ĉ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, ŭ...), and you can't imagine why anyone would need a chart, because you've memorized how to type all the accents for your various languages and can produce them as quickly as normal typing.

P.S. If your method of "showing off" to your sister is writing this on her Facebook wall: "Ķẽšŧṟėľ... ąṝĕ ¥ơű ǰe̊āłøủș ɵƒ ṁę þǯ©ảǚšȩ Ỉ çąṉ țÿ¶ë £¡ḱê ṫḫı§?"

EDIT: Wow, my "e" with a line through it doesn't even show up! That makes me feel strangely proud of myself!

Edited by Jinx on 19 June 2011 at 7:01am

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Kafea
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 Message 1760 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 7:39am | IP Logged 
When, instead of either of these, you've downloaded a particular keyboard layout that can create the diacritics for every language you're studying, including Esperanto (I'll take this chance to show off my ĉ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, ŭ...), and you can't imagine why anyone would need a chart, because you've memorized how to type all the accents for your various languages and can produce them as quickly as normal typing.

P.S. If your method of "showing off" to your sister is writing this on her Facebook wall: "Ķẽšŧṟėľ... ąṝĕ ¥ơű ǰe̊āłøủș ɵƒ ṁę þǯ©ảǚšȩ Ỉ çąṉ țÿ¶ë £¡ḱê ṫḫı§?"



When you are jealous of someone who can write like this. How on earth did you do that?


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