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emk
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 Message 2449 of 3740
03 July 2012 at 4:28pm | IP Logged 
You know your family is into languages when…

…you see a bilingual French / hieroglyphic edition of "Les aventures de Sinouhé : Un
fidèle de Pharaon" and your wife encourages you to buy it.

Les aventures de Sinouhé


Edited by emk on 04 July 2012 at 1:59am

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Teango
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 Message 2450 of 3740
03 July 2012 at 4:47pm | IP Logged 
When you start weighing up the pros and cons of learning French through the Foreign Legion.
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 Message 2451 of 3740
03 July 2012 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
When in your dream the new Tadoku goes up and you're extremely disappointed when you wake up.
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montmorency
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 Message 2452 of 3740
04 July 2012 at 1:34am | IP Logged 
You know you have wandered into a family of language-nerds, when your then girlfriend
invites you back to her flat, and the first thing you see on the wall is a poster in
Dutch. Up to that time, the only English person I knew who had studied Dutch was me.
In time, more linguistic facts came out, such as: all the family had studied Welsh, and
several of them had studied Italian (one to degree level) and 3 had studied French,
German and Latin.


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iguanamon
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 Message 2453 of 3740
04 July 2012 at 2:03am | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you start weighing up the pros and cons of learning French through the Foreign Legion.


New York Times Book Review- Sept 1, 2005 wrote:
] Most recruits, like Salazar, speak less than perfect French. The "foreign" in Foreign Legion refers to the soldiers, not to their postings. The legion nevertheless does its utmost to assist in language training. During mealtimes, sergeants would roam the mess hall asking soldiers to name the foods on their plate. Anything they could not name in French the sergeants would eat.


Looks like a more powerful learning technique than Assimil- New French With Pain!

Source: Legion of the Lost- An American's Experience in the FFL
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Hampie
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 Message 2454 of 3740
04 July 2012 at 2:04am | IP Logged 
emk wrote:
You know your family is into languages when…

…you see a bilingual French / hieroglyphic edition of "Les aventures de Sinouhé : Un
fidèle de Pharaon" and your wife encourages you to buy it.

Les aventures de Sinouhé

I WANT THAT!
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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2455 of 3740
04 July 2012 at 6:05am | IP Logged 
When you're visiting a natural history museum, and you pay more attention to the fact
that all of the signs have been translated into Spanish than the actual exhibits. As a
result, you now know the word in Spanish for skull ('cráneo') but can tell you very few
things about the actual exhibit.

When you also think that the Spanish is more well-written than the native language--
English.
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FireViN
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 Message 2456 of 3740
04 July 2012 at 6:39pm | IP Logged 
When you see a big red book with a huge "Gujarati" written in the cover, and you get very excited because a book about this language would be VERY rare in Brazil.

When I got closer, I realized it was about econometrics. How sad is that?


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