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Levi
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 Message 2585 of 3740
30 August 2012 at 10:13pm | IP Logged 
onurdolar wrote:
... when you order Integrated Korean books online after watching some k-pop video even though you know you have no time to spare learning another language.

...when your recent intensive study of the Chinese writing system allows you to understand a lot of the Japanese subtitles on your favorite K-pop videos.

If my plate wasn't full, I would also be diving into Korean. I really need to study this language. I guess that's more motivation to bring my current languages up to a comfortable level so I have the time for it...

Edited by Levi on 30 August 2012 at 10:21pm

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cmmah
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 Message 2586 of 3740
31 August 2012 at 12:28am | IP Logged 
When you make a list of languages that you "might learn at some point in the future", and realise that you may
have to narrow it down from 30-something.


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garyb
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 Message 2587 of 3740
01 September 2012 at 1:02am | IP Logged 
You're watching a film, and you fast-forward past the sex scenes to get to the parts
where people are speaking your target language.
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meramarina
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 Message 2588 of 3740
01 September 2012 at 6:04am | IP Logged 
When after several years of HTLAL involvement, you finally meet up, for the first time, with a fellow forum member, and - of course, what else? - you spend your time examining multilingual graffiti.

This is me and Teango on the Brooklyn Bridge this evening (Aug 31). There were barriers blocking the view, but that was not a problem because people had written on them in many languages, and this was much more intriguing than anything else in New York.



(ignore the red writing)

But this German message seems to be misspelled. As you can see, we were deeply concerned.

At one point, we sat down on the bridge, in the way of pedestrian traffic, to discuss subjunctive clauses. This drew a few strange looks from others !

And yes, we did contribute a little graffiti, too !

Lovely evening and Teango and his wife are fine people and a lot of fun be with! I hope to meet more of you out there one day - the more language nerds can get together, the better!

Edited by meramarina on 01 September 2012 at 6:16am

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montmorency
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 Message 2589 of 3740
01 September 2012 at 3:15pm | IP Logged 
..when you wake up.
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montmorency
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 Message 2590 of 3740
01 September 2012 at 3:17pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When after several years of HTLAL involvement, you finally meet up,
for the first time, with a fellow forum member, and - of course, what else? - you spend
your time examining multilingual graffiti.

This is me and Teango on the Brooklyn Bridge this evening (Aug 31). There were
barriers blocking the view, but that was not a problem because people had written on
them in many languages, and this was much more intriguing than anything else in New
York.



(ignore the red writing)

But this German message seems to be misspelled. As you can see, we were deeply
concerned.

At one point, we sat down on the bridge, in the way of pedestrian traffic, to discuss
subjunctive clauses. This drew a few strange looks from others !

And yes, we did contribute a little graffiti, too !

Lovely evening and Teango and his wife are fine people and a lot of fun be with! I
hope to meet more of you out there one day - the more language nerds can get together,
the better!



Er, I hope you got started with organising the USA branch of the Polyglots meeting
while you were there...


:-)


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meramarina
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 Message 2591 of 3740
01 September 2012 at 3:46pm | IP Logged 
Quote:
Er, I hope you got started with organising the USA branch of the Polyglots meeting while you were there...


Sadly, not enough time. But until yesterday, I kind of believed that you all were little spirits, or presences, living inside my computer, and now, I guess I have to acknowledge that you're all real people!

(I myself am a little spirit living inside my computer, however)

Edited by meramarina on 01 September 2012 at 4:58pm

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Mae
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 Message 2592 of 3740
02 September 2012 at 3:57am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd, when you find yourself browsing this forum at 4 am, to
lessen excitement about your new language course starting the day after...


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