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Fasulye
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 Message 1913 of 3740
27 August 2011 at 11:01am | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:


stehen, aufstehen, verstehen, bestehen, beistehen, entstehen, erstehen, durchstehen,
gestehen, abstehen, vorstehen,ausstehen, ├╝berstehen, widerstehen...


That's an excellent method to expand your vocabulary of a foreign language!

Fasulye
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1914 of 3740
27 August 2011 at 12:12pm | IP Logged 
Fasulye wrote:
LanguageSponge wrote:


stehen, aufstehen, verstehen, bestehen, beistehen, entstehen, erstehen, durchstehen,
gestehen, abstehen, vorstehen,ausstehen, ├╝berstehen, widerstehen...


That's an excellent method to expand your vocabulary of a foreign language!

Fasulye


Thanks! It's a shame that doesn't work quite as well with some other languages, though.
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 Message 1915 of 3740
29 August 2011 at 5:40am | IP Logged 
Oh wow, I do that too for German!! It's fun to play with the verbs like that.

YKYALN when you not just count steps everytime you use the stairs but you do this in German, that you're able to say German numbers really fast, so maybe you will just quit school and become a German auctioneer.
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psy88
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 Message 1916 of 3740
31 August 2011 at 2:55am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
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Save the books!And yourself! Good luck with the approaching Irene.


Thanks, I'll try. I really need to be more careful with the subject of my jokes!

There's a good chance I actually will need to leave--forecasts change, but it looks pretty ominous tonight. So today there was no study, just the purchasing of emergency supplies and the packing of bags.

Indeed, Language Nerdery fails me a little just now - not entirely, though, because I've placed my language stuff upon high shelves in case of horrendous flooding. Which won't help if the windows blow out or trees falls on the house, though. And realistically, I know that books, even language books, (little sob here, sniff) can be replaced.

But maybe, just maybe, I could get myself a handy pirate getaway boat? Then I could float around in it and steal language stuff from those who did head for higher ground!

If it happens that it's safe enough to stay in place and wait out the storm, you can be sure I'll be reviewing foreign phrases, grammar drills and time-consuming conjugations--why notmake the best of it and pass the time with practice! Must keep the mind busy until the tempest is spent. So tonight, I'm loading up the Ipod, adding words to my Anki decks, and yes,of course, learning natural disaster vocabulay. It's kind of fun doing this tonight, perhaps not so much 24-48 hours from now.

Can't you just see the Weather Channel's "Storm Stories: Special Language Nerd Edition" right now? "Yeah, my German sentence builder workbook didn't make it, and I hated to lose my brand new French Verb book,you know, it came with a CD supplement I hadn't even used yet .. . (speaker trails off,thinks a minute) . . . but, see, the water stains on my Italian reader don't really look that THAT bad, and it might even be easier to read the book without a roof on the house . . . .

In all seriousness, it seems rather grim right now, and although the forecast could change for the better tomorrow, if we get all wind-walloped and waterlogged, my language material won't be my first concern.

The second, perhaps! And that, good night Irene, is when you really KNOW you're a language nerd!

Secure life, limb, and library!







Just a post-Irene follow up. Are you okay? I hope you survived Irene without too much damage to your books , home, or to you.
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 Message 1917 of 3740
01 September 2011 at 7:45pm | IP Logged 
...When you know what YKYALNW means.
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 Message 1918 of 3740
01 September 2011 at 10:31pm | IP Logged 
...when setting your iPod to "shuffle" makes it switch between random foreign songs and random language lessons.
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 Message 1919 of 3740
02 September 2011 at 9:30am | IP Logged 
When you feel good learning/reading about languages.

And you happen to feel good most of the time.
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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1920 of 3740
03 September 2011 at 8:15am | IP Logged 
... when one of the highlights of spending a week with your sister is listening to the Mandarin conversations going on between her husband and her father-in-law (they are Taiwanese). Not only that, but they frequently taught you guys things such as the difference between traditional and simplified characters (the father-in-law was taught simplified in Indonesia and traditional when he moved to Taiwan) and the Bopomofo system. Thus, you walked out with some character knowledge and a small vocabulary that mostly has to do with food.

... when another highlight of that trip is your sister taking you to a Spanish, Jehovah's Witnesses mass in order to get more religion in your life. You cannot concentrate on what the first man is talking about (or what Bible page to flip to) because you're trying to figure out which Spanish-speaking country he's from by his accent. (Your best bet is Chile due to the dropping of final -s in words.)

- Kat


Edited by Phantom Kat on 03 September 2011 at 8:17am



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