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Ismeme Granger
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 2385 of 3740
12 June 2012 at 2:08am | IP Logged 
When no matter what you're talking about, the subject always changes to one involving
languages--usually ones that you're not even studying.

When your first reaction to hearing people whisper in public places is not, 'Wonder what
they're saying' but instead is, 'Wonder what language they're speaking.'
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LebensForm
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 Message 2386 of 3740
12 June 2012 at 4:38pm | IP Logged 
When you any time now update your facebook status, you automatically use German sentence strcture and even German spellings (hausing instead of housing) even though your updates are in English.


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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2387 of 3740
12 June 2012 at 7:22pm | IP Logged 
When you can no longer pronounce the word 'sociable' the English way, because you're so
used to pronouncing it the Spanish way.

When your friends are so used to your little language nerdery quirks that they don't look
at you askance when you do things like mispronounce cognates.
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Serpent
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 Message 2388 of 3740
12 June 2012 at 7:24pm | IP Logged 
When you practically pray to have something in your 6WC target language. I sort of did yesterday. "God, please let there be a Euro stream in Polish!" lol...
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Iversen
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 Message 2389 of 3740
12 June 2012 at 7:44pm | IP Logged 
When you seriously consider making a collection of unexpected adjectival forms of town names, after having visited a Musée Bittenois at Beziers and seen a list of 'agathois' fish in Cap d'Agde
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Ismeme Granger
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United States
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 Message 2390 of 3740
13 June 2012 at 4:50am | IP Logged 
When you're at a water park and the biggest disappointment is that they don't translate
the rules into your target language.

When your favorite part about the water park trip(aside from hanging out with friends) is
being able to overhear conversations in your target language.

When you try to construct sentences in English where the adjectives agree in
gender(well...not exactly) and number, like they do in Spanish.

When you do this without thinking about it and laugh at the results(such as 'Affordables
Treasures' among other things).
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espejismo
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 Message 2391 of 3740
13 June 2012 at 8:43am | IP Logged 
When you try shadowing for the first time and your friend asks you if you're having a manic episode.
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vermillon
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 Message 2392 of 3740
13 June 2012 at 9:17am | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
When you seriously consider making a collection of unexpected adjectival forms of town names, after having visited a Musée Bittenois at Beziers and seen a list of 'agathois' fish in Cap d'Agde


This one will keep you busy for a while in France! A lot of cities have the adjectival form based on Latin, Old French, or the local non-French language. Britanny for instance has a nice stock, of which I'll name only two:

Saint-Quay-Portrieux : quinocéen
Saint-Brieuc : briégois (from Brieg, the britton name of Brieuc)


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