Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

You know you’re a language nerd when...

  Tags: Language Geek
 Language Learning Forum : General discussion Post Reply
3735 messages over 467 pages: << Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 344 ... 466 467 Next >>
Asal
Bilingual Heptaglot
Newbie
YugoslaviaRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 2577 days ago

25 posts - 35 votes
Speaks: Croatian*, Serbian*, SpanishC2, Latin, English, Persian, Macedonian
Studies: Norwegian

 
 Message 2745 of 3735
03 December 2012 at 2:11pm | IP Logged 
When in the middle of speaking to somebody, you stop to analyze the word you've just said...and then you start translating it in your mind into all the languages you speak

Edited by Asal on 03 December 2012 at 2:12pm

1 person has voted this message useful



Chung
Diglot
Senior Member
Joined 5317 days ago

4228 posts - 8254 votes 
20 sounds
Speaks: English*, French
Studies: Polish, Slovak, Uzbek, Turkish, Korean, Finnish

 
 Message 2746 of 3735
03 December 2012 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
... you had a phase where your favourite software was the combat flight simulator Su-25 Stormovik (fly a Russian ground-attack aircraft) so that you could see an instrument panel and HUD with Cyrillic characters, and the multilingual shareware/freeware word processor for DOS, INTEXT (how I loved typing in Cyrillic and Arabic characters).

Once I discovered Sid Meier's Civilization a couple of years later, I reverted to being a typical consumer of computer games but never quite purged the bug for languages. It turned up again when I overwrote the files of the default radio communications and voices (English and German) for European Air War with unofficial modifications in (enhanced) German, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Slovak. Hearing my computer-controlled wingman yell out in Polish Uważaj! Messerschmitt sto dziewięć! ("Watch out! Messerschmitt 109!" [a German fighter plane]) was a nice change from hearing him yell something similar in the Queen's English.
2 persons have voted this message useful



Serpent
Octoglot
Senior Member
Russian Federation
serpent-849.livejour
Joined 4758 days ago

9753 posts - 15776 votes 
4 sounds
Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2747 of 3735
03 December 2012 at 10:24pm | IP Logged 
When you sell your soul because you wanna watch football in Danish.

(that is, you're a Kaspersky employee and you fuсking download some suspicious shit. and when you lose your add-on settings for abcTajpu you come to this thread because you quoted them here:D)
2 persons have voted this message useful



langslav
Newbie
United States
slav.freemessageboar
Joined 2540 days ago

24 posts - 31 votes
Speaks: English*
Studies: Russian, Albanian, German, Spanish

 
 Message 2748 of 3735
04 December 2012 at 4:38am | IP Logged 
for idle amusement i downloaded 117,000 language files off of the internet over a 3 day time frame when my family was away. i just wanted to do something useful, that i could use for myself. (categorized by language family into etc folders)
1 person has voted this message useful



garyb
Triglot
Senior Member
ScotlandRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 3368 days ago

1468 posts - 2411 votes 
Speaks: English*, Italian, French
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 2749 of 3735
04 December 2012 at 10:55am | IP Logged 
When the Spanish girl that you're dating keeps trying to teach you bits of her language, but you resist because, according to your long-term language learning plan that you've already thought long and hard about, it's not time to start Spanish just yet.
1 person has voted this message useful



vermillon
Triglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 2839 days ago

602 posts - 1042 votes 
Speaks: French*, EnglishC2, Mandarin
Studies: Japanese, German

 
 Message 2750 of 3735
04 December 2012 at 11:18am | IP Logged 
garyb wrote:
When the Spanish girl that you're dating keeps trying to teach you bits of her language, but you resist because, according to your long-term language learning plan that you've already thought long and hard about, it's not time to start Spanish just yet.



Sorry, that's precisely "not" being a language nerd. A language nerd would never miss such an opportunity.
10 persons have voted this message useful



garyb
Triglot
Senior Member
ScotlandRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 3368 days ago

1468 posts - 2411 votes 
Speaks: English*, Italian, French
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 2751 of 3735
04 December 2012 at 5:01pm | IP Logged 
vermillon wrote:
garyb wrote:
When the Spanish girl that you're dating keeps trying to teach you bits of her language, but you resist because, according to your long-term language learning plan that you've already thought long and hard about, it's not time to start Spanish just yet.



Sorry, that's precisely "not" being a language nerd. A language nerd would never miss such an opportunity.


Hah, good point: if I were a true language nerd then I'd probably have the time and capacity to actively study three or more languages at once, as many here seem to, and so I'd take advantage of the opportunity. I was just going for the idea of being language-nerdy enough to have an established plan for learning several languages and insisting on sticking to it.

I know it's a slippery slope - it would start with me learning a few words from her, and before I know it I'd be halfway through Spanish With Ease and be progressing even more slowly in my languages than I already am because I'd be dividing my time between three of them. Two is already a massive commitment and compromise. I also rationalise that since my city is so full of Spanish speakers and I already tend to meet a lot of them socially, I'll have plenty more opportunities when the time does come... If she spoke a language that I was planning to learn but was hard to find speakers of, then it would perhaps be a different story :P.
1 person has voted this message useful



Tupiniquim
Senior Member
Brazil
Joined 4244 days ago

184 posts - 217 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese*
Studies: English, Russian

 
 Message 2752 of 3735
04 December 2012 at 5:18pm | IP Logged 
langslav wrote:
for idle amusement i downloaded 117,000 language files off of the internet over a 3 day time frame when my family was away. i just wanted to do something useful, that i could use for myself. (categorized by language family into etc folders)


Could you link me to it?


2 persons have voted this message useful



This discussion contains 3735 messages over 467 pages: << Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.6719 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2019 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.