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mick33
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 Message 2337 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 9:56am | IP Logged 
When I decided to accept a friend request on Facebook from someone I haven't seen in many years based solely on the fact that he claims to know 6 languages.

Edited by mick33 on 27 May 2012 at 9:57am

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EnglishEagle
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 Message 2338 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 10:34am | IP Logged 
That you know more languages, than you have friends...
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Teango
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 Message 2339 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 10:52am | IP Logged 
When watching "Game of Thrones" inevitably leads on to visiting this little corner of the Internet: "Learning Dothraki"...

Edited by Teango on 27 May 2012 at 10:55am

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Einarr
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 Message 2340 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 1:37pm | IP Logged 
When you should be listening to the Danish sound of the movie, yet you catch yourself reading the Swedish subtitles instead, due to the lack of Danish ones. :D
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Serpent
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 Message 2341 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 6:56pm | IP Logged 
When you spend hours trying to figure out whether Polish used to have a [ř] sound like in Czech, because it's essential for your picture of the Slavic consonants.

(If this makes sense to you, you're as nerdy as I am.)


(If you can reply this question, you're even nerdier.)
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clumsy
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 Message 2342 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 7:36pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When you spend hours trying to figure out whether Polish used to have a [ř] sound like in Czech, because it's essential for your picture of the Slavic consonants.

(If this makes sense to you, you're as nerdy as I am.)


(If you can reply this question, you're even nerdier.)

Well some guy said it was actually the case - they used to be different.
Now it's only graphic difference rz-ż
onet wien
hoorai! I am the nerd king by answering this question!
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Serpent
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 Message 2343 of 3740
27 May 2012 at 7:49pm | IP Logged 
So it was a soft ż, not a kind of r+ż like in Czech? Interesting...
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zecchino1991
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 Message 2344 of 3740
28 May 2012 at 8:27pm | IP Logged 
vonPeterhof wrote:
... you come across the word
dafuq on the internet and
pronounce it in your mind as if it were written out in IPA, right down to the
voiceless uvular plosive
at the end.


I thought I was the only one!

On a related note, when you read "dafuq" as the word דפוק in Hebrew.


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