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Siberiano
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 Message 1921 of 3740
03 September 2011 at 6:52pm | IP Logged 
When you watch all the Vuelta a España and Giro d'Italia to listen to the polyglot commenter who knows all the big European languages.

When a winner briefing in English upsets you.
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Cavesa
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 Message 1922 of 3740
03 September 2011 at 7:17pm | IP Logged 
I believe someone must have already mentioned this.

...when you read some tips on the AJATT and a few articles later you seriously consider learning Japanese. (but of course it is unrealistic to start now, perhaps in a few years from now)
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Amerykanka
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 Message 1923 of 3740
03 September 2011 at 8:13pm | IP Logged 
When you are riding through your neighborhood on your bike and see a sign saying "Garage Sale", and for some reason you think it says "Góry Skaliste" (which means "Rocky Mountains" in Polish).

When you are thrilled when the Iliad is on your required reading list for school, but while you are reading you keep on thinking, "This would sound so much better in Ancient Greek, and it would be so neat to read the original dactylic hexameter, too!" And then you are tempted to take your copy of Teach Yourself Ancient Greek off your shelf and pull out your Ancient Greek flashcards.

When you enjoy reading articles on Wikipedia in Portuguese because it is so much fun trying to puzzle things out based on your knowledge of Spanish and Latin.

Edited by Amerykanka on 03 September 2011 at 8:19pm

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mikonai
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 Message 1924 of 3740
03 September 2011 at 9:59pm | IP Logged 
Amerykanka wrote:

When you are thrilled when the Iliad is on your required reading list for school, but
while you are reading you keep on thinking, "This would sound so much better in Ancient
Greek, and it would be so neat to read the original dactylic hexameter, too!" And then
you are tempted to take your copy of Teach Yourself Ancient Greek off your shelf and
pull out your Ancient Greek flashcards.


When your teacher reads the first eight lines of the Iliad in Ancient Greek, and you
start considering learning Ancient Greek. Maybe I can get extra credit for it...


When you love your dentist even more when you see that the appointment reminder
postcards he sends out have a picture of an advertisement for toothpaste -- in your
target language!
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patuco
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 Message 1925 of 3740
04 September 2011 at 12:27am | IP Logged 
LazyLinguist wrote:
...When you know what YKYALNW means.

YKYALNW you've seen the meaning of YKYALNW at least twice already on this thread.

Edited by patuco on 04 September 2011 at 12:55pm

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JNetto
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 Message 1926 of 3740
04 September 2011 at 7:56am | IP Logged 
...when you are taking 18 college credits, but firmly believe that auditing Ancient Greek (Attic), Biblical
Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, and Navajo is actually not going to add much to your load. Even if you already
have Persian representing 4 of the 18 credits you have!
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JNetto
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 Message 1927 of 3740
05 September 2011 at 2:11am | IP Logged 
...when you go to church and during the hymns you sing AND try to figure out the possible casing for each
element in the hymn lyrics and how it would be written in ancient Greek .
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LebensForm
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 Message 1928 of 3740
05 September 2011 at 4:24am | IP Logged 
When your TV is set to your college's German channel (there's a Spanish and French channel too) and you watch shows on that, that you wouldn't watch in English. In fact, you haven't watched TV in English in over a week, now that you think about it.

When you're actually considering using your German as a means to make a guy like you in your class, after he asks you to help him with his German.




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