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boon
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 Message 2193 of 3740
12 March 2012 at 12:15pm | IP Logged 
When you look at a clip from The Passion of the Christ to hear the spoken Latin, then close the window in disgust when you realise they used the Vatican's pronunciation.
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crafedog
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 Message 2194 of 3740
13 March 2012 at 12:58am | IP Logged 
...when you've spent the last 2-3 nights staying up to about 5 in the morning
downloading comparative grammars and grammars of languages that's you've never even
heard of before.

...when you enjoy reading a comparative grammar book but are perplexed at the
realisation that the enjoyment of such a thing would sound weird to absolutely everyone
you've ever known.

Damn you archive.org!

boon wrote:
When you look at a clip from The Passion of the Christ to hear the spoken
Latin, then close the window in disgust when you realise they used the Vatican's
pronunciation.


I love how anachronistic that is.
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psy88
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 Message 2195 of 3740
13 March 2012 at 2:51am | IP Logged 
boon wrote:
When you look at a clip from The Passion of the Christ to hear the spoken Latin, then close the window in disgust when you realise they used the Vatican's pronunciation.




when you can recognize and distinguish types of Latin
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wokkabomb
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 Message 2196 of 3740
13 March 2012 at 10:35am | IP Logged 
When you're still on this website at 3 in the morning.

EDIT: 4 in the morning.

Edited by wokkabomb on 13 March 2012 at 12:00pm

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mick33
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 Message 2197 of 3740
13 March 2012 at 9:52pm | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
boon wrote:
When you look at a clip from The Passion of the Christ to hear the spoken Latin, then close the window in disgust when you realise they used the Vatican's pronunciation.
when you can recognize and distinguish types of Latin
Reading these comments makes me think about learning Latin.
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Kafea
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 Message 2198 of 3740
13 March 2012 at 10:03pm | IP Logged 
When you have contacted pastors in other countries to find the Lutheran liturgy and Christian prayers in different languages because you can easily get them in English too. When you wish the Bible Society would hurry up and finish the Bible translations they have been working on but haven't yet completed, and wish they would just give you what they have so far.
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meramarina
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 Message 2199 of 3740
15 March 2012 at 5:50pm | IP Logged 
When words from a target language start showing up where they should not be.

I just tried to do a Find and Replace correction in a document I'm editing. I neglected to clear the clipboard first, and now the document is full of PÄ…czki (Polish doughnuts)!


Edited by meramarina on 15 March 2012 at 5:51pm

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markdtmj
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 Message 2200 of 3740
17 March 2012 at 1:58am | IP Logged 
I'm sure this has been said before, but...

... When your phone's custom dictionary is filling up with TL vocab, causing your phone to interpret the
word you were trying to type as one from the wrong language. (that sentence kind of got away from
me... I hope it makes sense....) Probably only an issue for swype users, but it happened in typing this.
"language" was replaced with "langue" which at least means the same thing. Usually it amounts to "it's
very pretty" turning into complete nonsense like "it's very peu" or something like that.

Or

... When you're inordinately proud of yourself for sticking to your TL after popping in to the used
bookstore. (Seriously, there were way more languages represented than I was expecting and everything
was so cheap!!)


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