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languagenerd09
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 Message 2465 of 3735
08 July 2012 at 12:16am | IP Logged 
When genuinely excited about seeing languages other than those in Latin script and
wondering "I wonder what letter that is" - then pondering "when shall I learn it?"
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jdmoncada
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 Message 2466 of 3735
08 July 2012 at 1:14am | IP Logged 
...you can accurately pronounce no less than 4 different kinds of R and describe which languages use each different one.

...you wouldn't be surprised to learn there are even more ways to pronounce R than the 4 different ones you already know.
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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2467 of 3735
08 July 2012 at 9:26pm | IP Logged 
You know that you're a language nerd when you give your dad a slice of bacon simply
because he said something in Latin. This is one slice out of two total slices of bacon,
mind you.
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Josquin
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 Message 2468 of 3735
08 July 2012 at 10:46pm | IP Logged 
Ismeme Granger wrote:
You know that you're a language nerd when you give your dad a slice of bacon simply
because he said something in Latin. This is one slice out of two total slices of bacon,
mind you.

You know you're a language nerd when you post a total of 22 out of 24 posts dedicated to the aforesaid topic.

Edited by Josquin on 08 July 2012 at 10:48pm

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LaughingChimp
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 Message 2469 of 3735
08 July 2012 at 11:52pm | IP Logged 
jdmoncada wrote:
...you can accurately pronounce no less than 4 different kinds of R and describe which languages use each different one.

...you wouldn't be surprised to learn there are even more ways to pronounce R than the 4 different ones you already know.


...you know that these are actually unrelated sounds that happen to be spelled with the same letter in different languages.
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dinguino
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 Message 2470 of 3735
09 July 2012 at 12:12am | IP Logged 
... when you're lying in bed, actually trying to sleep while thinking in a foreign language and every time you encounter a word you can't express in that language you absolutely have to get up and search for it because exactly this word is really important for you and you couldn't fall asleep without knowing it.
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Josquin
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 Message 2471 of 3735
09 July 2012 at 12:16am | IP Logged 
LaughingChimp wrote:
jdmoncada wrote:
...you can accurately pronounce no less than 4 different kinds of R and describe which languages use each different one.

...you wouldn't be surprised to learn there are even more ways to pronounce R than the 4 different ones you already know.


...you know that these are actually unrelated sounds that happen to be spelled with the same letter in different languages.

... you know that these sounds can be allophonic variants within a language and so ARE related to each other (German has at least four different Rs: [r, ɹ, ʀ, ʁ])
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 Message 2472 of 3735
09 July 2012 at 12:21am | IP Logged 
When you actually don't know in which language you dream... You just remember the
semantic content of what you spoke "in there"...


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