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Levi
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 Message 1881 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 1:19am | IP Logged 
...ўен ю райт ин ѳъ Сърилик элфъбет, джъст фор фън.

Edited by Levi on 23 August 2011 at 1:20am

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psy88
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 Message 1882 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 2:01am | IP Logged 
when your friend loans you his GPS but you still get lost...but by getting lost you find a huge bookstore (part of a chain) going out of business. So, of course, you stop to check out the language learning section. Unfortunately, all the "good stuff" for your two target languages are gone BUT you decide the deals on the other materials for languages that you will..or, might..or, hope to..study are too good to pass up.
You then discover that the GPS is no longer talking to you (perhaps it was angry at the way you cursed, er,I mean,spoke to it in English, as well as your target languages). You fiddle around with it and get it to speak to you,but it is in what you believe to be German!( but later find out was Afrikaans). You then discover that you can set it to give you directions in your target languages (or, apparently, hundreds of others). So, now you plan to buy your own GPS when you have saved up enough money because the language shopping spree set you back quite a bit. Now you feel good knowing that with your own GPS you will still get lost again, but at least the next time, the directions it gives you will be in your target languages. Of course when you give it back to your friend he is going to wonder what happened to his American English setting.Yes, the GPS distinguishes American and British English.
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Jinx
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 Message 1883 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 2:15am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...ўен ю райт ин ѳъ Сърилик элфъбет, джъст фор фън.


올 인 앙굴!
(Not sure if I spelled that all right...)
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learnvietnamese
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 Message 1884 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 4:53am | IP Logged 
When my most exciting ideas/stuffs to do somehow all end up language-related.

Edited by learnvietnamese on 23 August 2011 at 4:54am

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Kartof
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 Message 1885 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 5:09am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...ўен ю райт ин ѳъ Сърилик элфъбет, джъст фор фън.


...When you're mildly annoyed that people don't say Cyrillic with a hard C in English. :)

Edited by Kartof on 23 August 2011 at 5:14am

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meramarina
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 Message 1886 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 8:56pm | IP Logged 
. . . When there's an earthquake, and the first thing you do is go online to google "Erdbeben" and "terremoto" to see if it's been reported internationally! I didn't know the word in French but of course looked it up - tremblement de terre

(Yes it was reported, Northeast US quake, very unusual for this area. I did not feel it, I was outside pulling weeds and didn't sense anything shaking - I've marked several articles in target languages about earthquakes to read later, though!

I think if there's ever a major local disaster requiring evacuation, I'd just sit around looking up vocabulary to describe it! This kind of language nerdery cannot possibly be a survival advantage - how have language nerds like us remained in the gene pool?

Edited by meramarina on 23 August 2011 at 9:22pm

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WentworthsGal
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 Message 1887 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 9:20pm | 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


Lol I believe that's Pirate English or something lol :o) xx

edit: oops too late, someone beat me to it lol :-p

Edited by WentworthsGal on 23 August 2011 at 9:25pm

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Levi
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 Message 1888 of 3735
23 August 2011 at 9:24pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
. . . When there's an earthquake, and the first thing you do is go online to google "Erdbeben" and "terremoto" to see if it's been reported internationally! I didn't know the word in French but of course looked it up - tremblement de terre

In French it can also be called "un séisme".


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