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Serpent
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 Message 2409 of 3740
17 June 2012 at 3:51am | IP Logged 
jeff_lindqvist wrote:
Hypothetical examples:
asdf ertr dgdfkj lijbvivof - Where's the nearest police station?
kjrlke dsvfkgj tyrölf clvöxölh - How much is this pack of cigarettes?
When you want to learn this language :)

When you think tyrölf looks like a Scandinavian borrowing.

Edited by Serpent on 17 June 2012 at 3:51am

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Kartof
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 Message 2410 of 3740
17 June 2012 at 4:15am | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
When you buy a book about Carcassonne pas en français ou espagnol ou anglais, mais en
catalan et en russe - et vous déplore vivement qu'il n'existe pas en ancien français et occitan aussi.


When the mid-sentence switch between English and French doesn't phase you...

When you don't consider yourself as having studied French although you know enough to understand the second
half of that sentence completely.
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wv girl
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 Message 2411 of 3740
17 June 2012 at 1:34pm | IP Logged 
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.

Edited by wv girl on 17 June 2012 at 7:08pm

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Mowli
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 Message 2412 of 3740
17 June 2012 at 8:34pm | IP Logged 
When someone at your door asks: "Do you speak Norwegian?" and you enthusiastically tell them yes and a bit of German too. Then you realize that they are just wondering if they should speak to you in English or Norwegian when convincing you to follow Jesus.

When people ask you if there are many foreigners in the area you live. Again your answer is enthusiastically yes. Well, at least I can live here cheap AND get to overhear Spanish, German, French and lots of other languages every day.
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Hampie
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 Message 2413 of 3740
17 June 2012 at 8:41pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
jeff_lindqvist wrote:
Hypothetical examples:
asdf ertr dgdfkj lijbvivof - Where's the nearest police station?
kjrlke dsvfkgj tyrölf clvöxölh - How much is this pack of cigarettes?
When you want to learn this language
:)

When you think tyrölf looks like a Scandinavian borrowing.

Let's make it ;)?
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montmorency
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 Message 2414 of 3740
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 2415 of 3740
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 2416 of 3740
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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