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Hampie
Diglot
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Sweden
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625 posts - 1009 votes 
Speaks: Swedish*, English
Studies: Latin, German, Mandarin

 
 Message 2201 of 3735
18 March 2012 at 3:42pm | 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.

I hear you! Horrible that people has not read Allen :c!
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morinkhuur
Triglot
Groupie
Germany
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Speaks: German*, Latin, English
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghribi)

 
 Message 2202 of 3735
18 March 2012 at 4:37pm | IP Logged 
i don't know if this has been posted yet but...

....when you go to this YouTube channel every
time you read something about a language you don't know, because you want to hear what it sounds like.

The videos are all about Jesus and Christianity, but they have a lot of different languages, many of which you can't
find spoken anywhere else.
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Jinx
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Germany
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Studies: Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Croatian, Serbian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish

 
 Message 2203 of 3735
19 March 2012 at 6:33pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
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.

When reading these comments has caused you to unwillingly start obsessively analyzing the Latin pronunciation of the characters who read exorcisms on the TV show "Supernatural" and you literally lie awake at night wondering which pronunciation would be more accurate for this particular situation. (Conclusion: Vatican, probably, seeing as it's all about sending demons to hell.)
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Iversen
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Denmark
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Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
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 Message 2204 of 3735
19 March 2012 at 6:53pm | IP Logged 
LebensForm wrote:
.. Shes a bitch which caused him to sleep around/cheat.


That would be better expressed through certain Russian verbs of movement which specify that the movement isn't from point to point, but just a more or less random peripatetic rambling around in the surrounding landscape. There may also be a Finno-Ugrian case reserved for such movement patterns, but I haven't seen it yet.
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LebensForm
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Austria
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Studies: German

 
 Message 2205 of 3735
20 March 2012 at 2:22am | IP Logged 
Perhaps I should learn Russian, just so I have more cases to personify...

When you come back from spring break to find, that your German class is cancelled and when most people are excited about not having class, you are saddened because you actually looked forward to those passive voice worksheets that were planned for today :/
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ellasevia
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Japan
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 Message 2206 of 3735
21 March 2012 at 4:00am | IP Logged 
...when you've just had surgery and your head is still spinning from the anesthesia and pain medications that you were given, yet you're still stubbornly trying to go through with your scheduled Croatian lesson for the day.

Weeeeeeee...
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jdmoncada
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 Message 2207 of 3735
21 March 2012 at 6:12am | IP Logged 
...your health care providers are now used to foreign language reading materials with you in the patient rooms. I brought Japanese materials to my medical doctor several times, and I have brought French and Spanish to my dental appointments.
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Phantom Kat
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Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2208 of 3735
23 March 2012 at 7:23pm | IP Logged 
cmellor wrote:
psy88 wrote:
When you would never watch a "soap opera" but love telenovelas because you can practice your Spanish..but secretly love the story lines.


Completely guilty! I used to complain endlessly when my mother and sisters would watch "Days of our Lives" yet now I can't wait to see "Una Familia Con Suerte"!


Definitely nice choice! I watch that telenovela religiously. It's actually one of those rare telenovelas that is engaging and not just about passion and sex. The comedy is golden.

My turn:

... when you walk into your German class and see a joke in Spanish on the blackboard that the previous class left (a Spanish class, of course). It's a funny joke, but the answer has a mistake. It distracts you all class until, when the class is dismissed, you change the English word of "my" in the answer to the proper Spanish "mi" and add the upside exclamation mark they forgot to add in the beginning.

- Kat


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