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meramarina
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 Message 2201 of 3740
17 March 2012 at 2:58am | IP Logged 
When you really enjoy this multilingual Lion King video, which teaches you the phrase When I was a young warthog in many, many languages.

I admit that I was losing my patience with it at the end when languages started repeating, but still, wow, I could never have guessed a video like this even existed! And, of course, it does demonstrate a very useful phrase.

Hakuna Matata 43 versions
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LebensForm
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 Message 2202 of 3740
17 March 2012 at 5:05am | IP Logged 
When you pretend to only speak German at a strip club, that your friends convinced you to go because they think you spend too much time studying German and need to live a little, to keep guys from hitting on you, which in fact backfired.

When you spend your Friday night organizing your German grammar binder, putting dividers in and whatnot.

When you can have a complete conversation with your friend about someone in English just by using the cases in German (nominitive, accusitive, dative, genitive) as adjetives in describing that person, and no one else has any idea what you are even talking about. "Shes too accusitive, which probably led him to become dative" in other words, Shes a bitch which caused him to sleep around/cheat.
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Serpent
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 Message 2203 of 3740
17 March 2012 at 2:25pm | IP Logged 
When it drives you mad if you can't even identify a language. (just seen a programme with subtitles in Albanian... had to give up and google several words to figure it out)


When you call a language interesting and your family members ask half-seriously if you're going to study it.
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Ogrim
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 Message 2204 of 3740
17 March 2012 at 3:48pm | IP Logged 
When you have actually read all the 2203 messages posted so far in this discussion, and recognise yourself in at least a third of them.
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Serpent
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 Message 2205 of 3740
18 March 2012 at 3:18pm | IP Logged 
When your friend asks on Twitter if anyone wants anything from Malta, you say a Maltese dictionary and he almost believes you. And then you're disappointed when you see Harry Potter hasn't been translated into Maltese and end up asking for a newspaper in Maltese.
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Hampie
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 Message 2206 of 3740
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
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 Message 2207 of 3740
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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 Message 2208 of 3740
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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