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GRagazzo
Diglot
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United States
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Speaks: Italian, English*
Studies: Spanish, Swedish, French

 
 Message 1761 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 10:21pm | IP Logged 
When you read your "Italian Step by Step" book by Charles Berlitz in between games of
Halo
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LebensForm
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Austria
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Studies: German

 
 Message 1762 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 11:19pm | IP Logged 
I am using a German keyboard atm... I like the fact I can do ü ö ä or ß with just one finger and not the alt and a bunch of numbers...

YKYALN when you find speaking German with an Italian accent incredibally entertaining and your not even drunk...

When you're at dinner with your family and your mom notices your quiet and asks what are you thinking about, and without hesitation, you blirt out, "the past tense of haben"

When you say you are too tired to go out tonight with your boyfriend because you have been staying up late chatting with a guy from Germany to which you feel like your "cheating" on your boyfriend

Edited by LebensForm on 18 June 2011 at 11:23pm

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Bao
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Studies: French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin

 
 Message 1763 of 3735
18 June 2011 at 11:29pm | IP Logged 
It probably has come up before, but every time I see this thread I want to make a survey asking for every member's definition of nerd and geek.
(Words do matter to me. I never go out without at least one pocket dictionary.)

... when you happily supply your language teacher with vocabulary.
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SamD
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 Message 1764 of 3735
19 June 2011 at 1:14am | IP Logged 
When you go to Slavic Fest downtown where they have Slavic food, alcohol and dancers and you just go there to try to snag some language material in case you maybe decide to probably study a Slavic language possibly in the future.
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psy88
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 Message 1765 of 3735
19 June 2011 at 2:38am | IP Logged 
when, no matter when you first began, you wish you had started studying languages sooner than you did
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Levi
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 Message 1766 of 3735
19 June 2011 at 6:22am | IP Logged 
...when you ace this quiz in about two minutes.
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Jinx
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Studies: Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Croatian, Serbian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish

 
 Message 1767 of 3735
19 June 2011 at 7:22am | IP Logged 
Kafea wrote:
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?


I'll just say this, it took a looong time. ;) (I have a Mac and I use an international keyboard layout which allows me to type all those accents – and more! – quite rapidly and easily. For instance, for the cedilla I type "alt+c" and then hit any of the following letters – ertsdhklzcn – and produce ȩŗţşḑḩķļz̧çņ.)
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egill
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 Message 1768 of 3735
19 June 2011 at 8:53am | IP Logged 
Jinx wrote:
...

I'll just say this, it took a looong time. ;) (I have a Mac and I use an international
keyboard layout which allows me to type all those accents – and more! – quite rapidly
and easily. For instance, for the cedilla I type "alt+c" and then hit any of the
following letters – ertsdhklzcn – and produce ȩŗţşḑḩķļz̧çņ.)


I use something similar called the compose key (e.g. compose + , + e = ȩ). The day I
discovered it, I spent a solid half hour playing with it to the bewilderment of my
roommate. I also discovered I had an IPA input mode and there went another half hour.


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