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Julie
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 Message 2857 of 3740
22 February 2013 at 8:29pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
Have any Italian speakers here read his "Storia della lingua Italiana" and would you recommend it?


If you google "Storia della lingua Italiana" for no particular reason, really. While watching German TV in the background. And reading HTLAL in English at the same time, obviously.
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freakyaye
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 Message 2858 of 3740
23 February 2013 at 6:03am | IP Logged 
When you watch all of 'the desperate housewives of Miami' just because adriana speaks
five languages and you can't wait to hear a snippet of something non English
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Josquin
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 Message 2859 of 3740
23 February 2013 at 9:40pm | IP Logged 
... when you spend your Saturday night searching for language samples on YouTube and the Colloquial homepage in order to figure out which languages to study in the future.
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Serpent
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 Message 2860 of 3740
24 February 2013 at 11:07am | IP Logged 
When you are processing spam (that's my job) and start wondering whether "qwios" might mean something in some language (which means you can't treat it like a random keymash)
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Julie
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 Message 2861 of 3740
24 February 2013 at 2:52pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When you are processing spam (that's my job) and start wondering whether "qwios" might mean something in some language


When you google "qwios" straight away, wondering the same :)
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lewevanhoop
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 Message 2862 of 3740
24 February 2013 at 8:17pm | IP Logged 
When you annoy your Spanish instructor by complaining about her not including the gender
of the nouns in her vocabulary lists and catching her spelling errors.
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agantik
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 Message 2863 of 3740
26 February 2013 at 10:05am | IP Logged 
When your 18-month-old son's first attempts at saying thank you sound like " ta ta" in your French ears and
you immediately try to figure out which language it might be, finally deciding on English!
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Cavesa
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 Message 2864 of 3740
26 February 2013 at 2:41pm | IP Logged 
Tata? That's táta, the Czech word for dad. As it is the first word of a lot of kids, I
guess most children are native Czech speakers before their parents spoil them by another
language :-D

The annoying of teachers brought me a memory on the course in Berlin: when you are
annoyed that the German teacher is making up some complicated explanations of the grammar
instead of just confirming it works nearly the same way as in French. :-)


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