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Iversen
Super Polyglot
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Denmark
berejst.dk
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9084 posts - 16476 votes 
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
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 Message 2865 of 3740
26 February 2013 at 4:14pm | IP Logged 
WHen you decide to add to your collection of bilingual texts for closer inspection,and when you get to a text from the Russian Wikipedia you decide to see what other Slavic languages have to say about the same theme, and you end up with a motley collection of texts in Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Esperanto AND Danish (the latter represented by translations provided by Google translate). Apart from Danish, Esperanto and to some extent Russian (plus rudiments of Polish and Serbian) those languages are not even on my current study plan, but I just wanted to see how much they have in common.

PS I forgot to mention my parallel versions of texts in Afrikaans with a Dutch and a Swedish translation. Unfortunately Google Translate can't translate into Low German or Frisian yet. And then I somehow just settled for Swedish...

Edited by Iversen on 26 February 2013 at 5:26pm

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jsg
Diglot
Newbie
Canada
Joined 2552 days ago

30 posts - 59 votes 
Speaks: English*, Mandarin
Studies: French

 
 Message 2866 of 3740
27 February 2013 at 4:58am | IP Logged 
…despite a long-term hatred for French, you decide to force yourself to learn it anyway to be able to access
a wider range of Assimil courses, and fall in love with French against your will.

Edited by jsg on 27 February 2013 at 5:03am

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Phantom Kat
Diglot
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United States
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160 posts - 253 votes 
Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2867 of 3740
02 March 2013 at 7:34pm | IP Logged 
... when you create an original character who is hard-of-hearing just as an excuse to
dabble into ASL.

- Kat
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Zireael
Triglot
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Poland
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518 posts - 636 votes 
Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 2868 of 3740
02 March 2013 at 9:05pm | IP Logged 
1) When you look up stuff on Spanish wikipedia just to use the language.
2) When you spend more time looking up new words in Arabic than doing your homework for university.
3) When you hope you'll be able to read Arabic wikipedia soon...
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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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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 2869 of 3740
02 March 2013 at 10:04pm | IP Logged 
When someone asks on HTLAL about producing a certain sound, and you attempt to pronounce it as described although you're not learning the language in question.
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agantik
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France
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217 posts - 335 votes 
Speaks: French*, English, Italian
Studies: German, Norwegian

 
 Message 2870 of 3740
02 March 2013 at 10:28pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When someone asks on HTLAL about producing a certain sound, and you attempt to
pronounce it as described although you're not learning the language in question.

When you realize you already know how to pronounce the aforementioned sound, because it is the exact
sound you produce when you try to mimick your cat purring (don't barks and miews count as foreign
languages?;)
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mick33
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Finnish
Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 2871 of 3740
04 March 2013 at 9:09pm | IP Logged 
When I get an email from RAI (Italian TV and radio) this morning and even though I know I never signed up to receive emails from them I don't mark it as spam because it is all in Italian.

Edited by mick33 on 04 March 2013 at 9:15pm

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Mooby
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Scotland
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707 posts - 1219 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Polish

 
 Message 2872 of 3740
05 March 2013 at 11:24am | IP Logged 
When you're reluctant to throw out an empty box of chocolates because the ingredients
are written in 29 languages.


[PLUS: When you take the time to type out the aforementioned number of languages:
English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish,
Finish, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, BCS,
Romanian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Kazah, Mongolian,
Russian, Armenian and Georgian]


Here is the essential aid for all aspiring chocoholic polyglots.

Edited by Mooby on 05 March 2013 at 11:28am



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