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montmorency
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 Message 2409 of 3735
18 June 2012 at 3:57am | IP Logged 
wv girl wrote:
You know you're a language nerd, and so do your friends, when they bring
you back The Welsh Learner's Dictionary
as a souvenir from their trip to England, and you are immediately curious about a
language with so many Ws.


And when a non-language-nerd casually picks up the book and says "goodness, this language
has hardly any vowels", you are able to point out to them that "y" and "w" are considered
to be vowels in Welsh.
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Iversen
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 Message 2410 of 3735
18 June 2012 at 5:22am | IP Logged 
You may be slightly nerdish in other respects too if you read the post above and immediately thinks of a venerable old string instrument called a "crwth"
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Sandman
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 Message 2411 of 3735
18 June 2012 at 7:52am | IP Logged 
... when you dream in L1, but in your dream you are trying to construct L2 sentences because you are trying to pick up a hot L2 foreign chick.

(this happens to me regularly)

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rivere123
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 Message 2412 of 3735
19 June 2012 at 4:11am | IP Logged 
When you're learning two closely related languages like Spanish and French, and the only language that gets any interference is your native one.
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WentworthsGal
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 Message 2413 of 3735
19 June 2012 at 11:20pm | IP Logged 
When after your first Pimsleur Greek lesson you start singing "catalaveno, catalavenete. I understand, you understand".

When you get your 12 year old daughter to sing this too.

When you then try and get her to sing it around school coz you think it would make an awesome thing to go "viral".

When you buy an ereader because you want to put language stuff on it.

When you buy an mp3 player and it MUST have expandable memory so you can have a memory card devoted to each language... When that sentence makes you excited at the thought lol. And when you don't care about feeling silly by saying that because there will be many other language nerds reading this and saying "yes, that is an awesome idea!".

When you take up the opportunity to learn Greek because you *might* be going there on holiday.

When you go on holiday and think it's perfectly reasonable that at least one of you HAS to know the language.

When you want to keep writing examples on this topic but realise you should let others write theirs too :-p ...
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emk
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 Message 2414 of 3735
20 June 2012 at 3:12am | IP Logged 
…when you feel sad that lang-8 doesn't allow you to paste in hieroglyphs, because it
would be totally awesome to spend 30 days trying Assimil : L'Égyptien
hiéroglyphique
and keeping a journal in your L2.

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Serpent
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 Message 2415 of 3735
20 June 2012 at 3:40am | IP Logged 
When you look for LOTR in Portuguese online and end up ordering a few books in Danish (also one in Finnish and one in German) and then you remember about a CD you meant to order and you end up listening to a Saami version of the famous song by Tatu.

Edited by Serpent on 20 June 2012 at 3:41am

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Josquin
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 Message 2416 of 3735
20 June 2012 at 3:44pm | IP Logged 
When you start dreaming about the Russian prepositive case.

Edited by Josquin on 20 June 2012 at 3:53pm



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