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Gusutafu
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 Message 185 of 3735
02 December 2009 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
...when the first thing you think of when hearing "Panini" is Sanskrit, not sandwich.
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 186 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 4:31am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when your parents get you language materials for your birthday for a new language and you have to tell them that you most unfortunately already speak that language.
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rostocpj
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 Message 187 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 5:41am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when one of the first things that you do with a new computer is add all the keyboard layouts you'll need.

....when some of those keyboards that you "need" are actually for languages you don't even speak, but really you never know when the urge to learn it will hit you.
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rostocpj
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 Message 188 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 6:08am | IP Logged 
...when 4 drop-down menus on the government's "language knowledge and proficiency" section of their application have you frantically looking for an "add another language" button.
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Levi
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 Message 189 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 11:18am | IP Logged 
...when you're disappointed to find out that your cell phone only has English and Spanish as display languages.

...when you're feeling guilty playing a video game instead of studying languages, then find out that you can actually play it in four of the languages you're studying.

Edited by Levi on 03 December 2009 at 11:30am

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Stryozyk
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 Message 190 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 4:04pm | IP Logged 
...when you babble to yourself in a bizarre ungrammatical mixture of up to seven different languages, one of which
you have invented yourself and with individual words from incidental languages mixed in.
...when you take notes and write journal entries in the aforementioned.
...when you unthinkingly address your family members in this babble.
...when they actually understand what you're saying from frequency of use.
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ilmari
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 Message 191 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 4:58pm | IP Logged 
... when you learn Korean, Mandarin and Finnish with Japanese textbooks.
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Chung
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 Message 192 of 3735
03 December 2009 at 5:11pm | IP Logged 
ilmari wrote:
... when you learn Korean, Mandarin and Finnish with Japanese textbooks.


I don't feel so nerdy now after having brushed up on my Czech using a course designed for German-speakers.


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