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mexitalian
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Speaks: English*, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Polish, Tamil

 
 Message 1865 of 3735
17 August 2011 at 12:49am | IP Logged 
..when you bring up your language books with you every night when you go to bed.
..when you bring along a language book to the bathroom; you'll be sitting on that toilet for a while anyways, so why not?
..when you bring your Balinese book with you everywhere around the house.
..when your mother asks you, "Son, what is Tamil?", you respond with, "Uhh.. it's the name of the book.."; that moment was awkward for you too.
..when you prefer foreign movies without subtitles.
..when you start putting as much as possible into a foreign language.
..when you start explaining to people the difference between "THE Italian language" and "Italian languageS", of which the latter is mistakingly called "Italian dialects" by the common joe.
..when you actually care to distinguish Portuguese from Spanish.
..when you blow up into a mushroom when you get the slightest thing wrong.

PS I'm a newbie on this forum but I'm active on Unilang ("Michael"). Is this forum run by prescriptivists and Grammar Nazis? ("If you can't spell it, don't write it.") :P
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Teango
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Speaks: English*, German, Russian
Studies: Hawaiian, French, Toki Pona

 
 Message 1866 of 3735
17 August 2011 at 2:47pm | IP Logged 
When you have a big battle to get a wasp out of your office, and inadvertently find yourself clutching an Assimil coverbox as a shield and a rolled-up kanji poster for a sword.
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Iversen
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Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
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 Message 1868 of 3735
17 August 2011 at 11:30pm | IP Logged 
When you are angry with yourself because you said "los" instead of "os" when your boss passed by your office door with a Brazilian lady, pointed at you and said "say something in Portuguese"
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QiuJP
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 Message 1869 of 3735
18 August 2011 at 8:05pm | IP Logged 
You are furious with one of the presidential candidate in your country because he could
not give his election speech properly in his own "mother tongue". (Mandarin)

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janalisa
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 Message 1870 of 3735
19 August 2011 at 6:20am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When you really, really want some of these buttons for your own personal use. Hey, what's not to LIKE?





Haha... In which language does "like" translate as "arr"?

(You know you're a language nerd if you can answer this question without cheating.) =D
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kottoler.ello
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 Message 1871 of 3735
19 August 2011 at 7:10am | IP Logged 
janalisa wrote:
meramarina wrote:
When you really, really want some of these buttons for your own personal use. Hey, what's not to LIKE?





Haha... In which language does "like" translate as "arr"?

(You know you're a language nerd if you can answer this question without cheating.) =D


Unfortunately, I think that would be "Pirate," not very language-nerdy at all.
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jdmoncada
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 Message 1872 of 3735
19 August 2011 at 7:19am | IP Logged 
I found the pirate one amusing. Mango Languages has a pirate course that it debuted around the time of Pirates of the Caribbean IV came out, and it will bring that back again yearly in September for "Talk Like a Pirate Day."


YKYALNW... when your enthusiasm for languages affects other people's awareness of the world.

Example: Was talking to my mom on the phone today, and she said she finally started paying attention to the kana when looking at a news report about the Japanese economy. She said without me studying Japanese, she wouldn't have paid any attention to the characters at all. Now she sees them all over.


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