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psy88
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 Message 2249 of 3740
20 April 2012 at 4:21am | IP Logged 
if,when looking through a catalog of discount books, you come across "Teach Yourself Complete Xhosa" and you decide to buy it, you are a language nerd; if, you don't buy it because you already have it, you are an even bigger language nerd; and, you are the biggest language nerd if you decide to buy it even though you never heard of Xhosa before and have no idea where it s spoken.
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kottoler.ello
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 Message 2250 of 3740
20 April 2012 at 7:06am | IP Logged 
If you were a real language nerd you would know that isiXhosa is a Bantu language which is one of the official languages of South Africa, which Nelson Mandela speaks natively, and which, like many languages of the area, has dental, lateral, and post-alveolar clicks. Which is to say your language nerd senses led you to a good place.

Edited by kottoler.ello on 20 April 2012 at 7:07am

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dandt
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 Message 2251 of 3740
20 April 2012 at 7:08am | IP Logged 
You know you're becoming a language nerd when you googled Xhosa after psy88's post and
immediately began studying the click noises on youtube.
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Rowilsonwik
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 Message 2252 of 3740
20 April 2012 at 7:41am | IP Logged 
when you create a whole business around language learning, mind you, living out your passion, I wouldn't have it
any other way
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Midas
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 Message 2253 of 3740
20 April 2012 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
... when you have finally read and enjoyed this entire thread during the course of several days, on many occasions when you shouldn't have been reading it at all (i.e. in class, missing "important" information), and you are actually sad that it doesn't go on forever.

(My first post in this forum - woo!)
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 Message 2254 of 3740
21 April 2012 at 1:06am | IP Logged 
You're a hopeless language nerd when you went through this whole thread, looking for the
best posts, assembled them on a colourful collage, and printed out a huge poster, so that
all your visitors would be able to read about your obsession ;-)
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hjordis
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 Message 2255 of 3740
21 April 2012 at 7:56pm | IP Logged 
When you think "Stop making fun of my vowel mergers!" is a perfectly normal thing to say.
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StarcrazyAngel
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 Message 2256 of 3740
22 April 2012 at 9:57am | IP Logged 
When you go into the staff room at lunch and are disappointed that other colleagues are there as it
means that what could be useful language studying time is going to be 'wasted' making smalltalk with
your colleagues.


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