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montmorency
Diglot
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Danish, Welsh

 
 Message 2585 of 3735
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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United States
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 Message 2586 of 3735
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
Trilingual Octoglot
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Germany
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 Message 2587 of 3735
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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QiuJP
Triglot
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Singapore
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Speaks: Mandarin*, EnglishC2, French
Studies: Czech, GermanB1, Russian, Japanese

 
 Message 2588 of 3735
03 September 2012 at 6:26pm | IP Logged 
...when you know where to get printed newspapers without going overseas in these
languages: Thai, Burmese, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Vietnamese, French,
German. Sadly no one brings in the Russian newspapers which will interest me a lot!   
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Josquin
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Germany
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Studies: Japanese, Irish, Portuguese, Persian

 
 Message 2589 of 3735
03 September 2012 at 8:40pm | IP Logged 
... when on the first day of your internship you're already known as the "guy with many languages on his CV", although you've only listed your four best living languages.

...when at lunch time you're happy to overhear a conversation between two native Spanish speakers which is immediately much more interesting than the conversation you were having before.

Edited by Josquin on 03 September 2012 at 8:50pm

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clumsy
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Poland
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Speaks: Polish*, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Mandarin, Italian, Vietnamese
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swedish
Studies: Danish, Dari, Kirundi

 
 Message 2590 of 3735
04 September 2012 at 10:43pm | IP Logged 
When in foreign city you never forget to visit the local library to see what language textbooks do they have.

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DaraghM
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Ireland
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 Message 2591 of 3735
06 September 2012 at 10:34am | IP Logged 
You keep raising your hand, when the tour guide asks, "And how many people here speak English?", "... Spanish?", "...French?"
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Iversen
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Denmark
berejst.dk
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 Message 2592 of 3735
06 September 2012 at 1:52pm | IP Logged 
DaraghM wrote:
You keep raising your hand, when the tour guide asks, "And how many people here speak English?", "... Spanish?", "...French?"


I did exactly that during a conference in Leipzig .. but then they told me that they wanted to form groups for a city walk, and the guide in each group would speak one and only one language so I had to choose.


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