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Phantom Kat
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Senior Member
United States
Joined 3105 days ago

160 posts - 253 votes 
Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2641 of 3740
01 October 2012 at 4:07am | IP Logged 
... when you and your roommate make a "magic"" box of sticky notes filled with Russian
words and resolve to learn five before going to bed every night

... when you feel immensely proud of your roommate for picking up Russian

- Kat
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Deerhound
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England
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30 posts - 46 votes
Speaks: English*, German, Toki Pona
Studies: French, Mandarin, Esperanto, Greek, Latin, Welsh

 
 Message 2642 of 3740
02 October 2012 at 11:28am | IP Logged 
When you see a slanted apostrophe in an English word and interpret it as a rising tone.
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Phantom Kat
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Senior Member
United States
Joined 3105 days ago

160 posts - 253 votes 
Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2643 of 3740
02 October 2012 at 10:06pm | IP Logged 
... when the mere idea of your selling your linguistics textbook is ridiculous

... when, given a sheet on how many languages you are proficient in (information for a
psych study you're in), you feel sad that you can only put two at this point

... when said psych study will compensate you around $100, and you can't help but wonder
what language-related things you can buy with that, like an all-region DVD player!

- Kat

Edited by Phantom Kat on 02 October 2012 at 10:44pm

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Levi
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United States
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Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 2644 of 3740
03 October 2012 at 1:50am | IP Logged 
...when a delightful bit of wordplay in your target language brightens up your whole miserable day.
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Einarr
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United Kingdom
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118 posts - 269 votes 
Speaks: English, Bulgarian*, French, Russian
Studies: Swedish

 
 Message 2645 of 3740
06 October 2012 at 2:10pm | IP Logged 
...When you work at a foreign language school and you spend quite some time each day, discussing languages with your colleague, who, by accident, is a die - hard university student of Japanese.

...When you browse through the CV database in order to pick up a new language teacher and notice a candidate with spelling faults in their CV who is, of course, in their mother tongue and that makes you overwhelmingly irritated.
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Josquin
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Germany
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Speaks: German*, English, French, Latin, Italian, Russian, Swedish
Studies: Japanese, Irish, Portuguese, Persian

 
 Message 2646 of 3740
09 October 2012 at 7:10pm | IP Logged 
.. when the highlight of your day is listening to your colleague making a phone call in Russian.
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cmmah
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Ireland
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52 posts - 110 votes 
Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: French, Irish

 
 Message 2647 of 3740
09 October 2012 at 7:49pm | IP Logged 
When your pet peeve is language ignorance in general. E.g when people mispronounce foreign footballers' names (I
heard someone call the Bayern Munich goalkeeper "Neuer" as the English word "newer") and it put me in a bad
mood when someone thought "Katakana" was the language they speak in Kazakhstan.

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Cavesa
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Czech Republic
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3277 posts - 6777 votes 
Speaks: Czech*, FrenchC2, EnglishC1
Studies: Spanish, German, Italian

 
 Message 2648 of 3740
09 October 2012 at 9:33pm | IP Logged 
...when thinking in French gets on the lists of things which prevent you from vomiting in
a bus driven by an idiot (other things on the list is quetly singing to myself, listening
to really good music and cursing the driver)

...when one of the main flaws of dvds you consider to buy legally is the low number of
languages (such as two).

...when you regret that the great looking book in a bookshop is in Czech, written by a
Czech author and will possibly never be translated to any of your target languages.


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