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ruskivyetr
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 Message 297 of 3740
24 January 2010 at 5:39pm | IP Logged 
You know you are a language nerd....

when, instead of being excited about not having homework after exam week, you are instead looking forward to using that time to catch up on your Russian studies.

when you are on the computer, and your mother asks what you are doing, and you must explain to her that you are researching the word root system of Semitic languages, in particular Arabic. It is then you know you are a true language nerd when you continue talking about what you have learned in great detail, but even more so, when it is more detail filled than the actual Wikipedia page you were viewing.
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MäcØSŸ
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 Message 298 of 3740
24 January 2010 at 6:19pm | IP Logged 
When you’re completely ignorant of the geography of your country but can talk in details of obscure african
countries only because you’re interested in their languages.

кынд скри ын ромынэ ын алфабетул кирилик, дешь е комплет инутил ши архаик.

Edited by MäcØSŸ on 24 January 2010 at 6:30pm

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Johntm
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 Message 299 of 3740
24 January 2010 at 8:14pm | IP Logged 
...when you learn language X so you can use materials in language X to learn language Y, which is what you really wanted to learn in the first place.
It's not a personal experience, but I saw people in another thread saying that they would learn Russian to learn Uzbek or Czech or something...
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catharsis
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 Message 300 of 3740
24 January 2010 at 9:16pm | IP Logged 
... when you start writing short stories and poems just to translate it to find out which language is better for which form of writing.

... when knowing several languages becomes your lifeline to getting into a good college.

... also when you download all sorts of MMORPGs just because their from a foreign country (so you can level up your mage while practicing X language :D)
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Levi
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 Message 301 of 3740
25 January 2010 at 2:55am | IP Logged 
MäcØSŸ wrote:
кынд скри ын ромынэ ын алфабетул кирилик, дешь е комплет инутил ши архаик.

...if you can understand every word of a sentence in Romanian, in the Cyrillic alphabet, despite not speaking or ever studying Romanian.

Edited by Levi on 25 January 2010 at 2:56am

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LatinoBoy84
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 Message 302 of 3740
25 January 2010 at 2:55am | IP Logged 
Johntm wrote:
...when you learn language X so you can use materials in language X to
learn language Y, which is what you really wanted to learn in the first place.
It's not a personal experience, but I saw people in another thread saying that they would
learn Russian to learn Uzbek or Czech or something...

Guilty...Assimil....Actually I always wanted to learn French having access to Assimil's
full library is merely a bonus.
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Guido
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 Message 303 of 3740
25 January 2010 at 3:17am | IP Logged 
...when you can name more than 100 languages without any help (internet, a map, etc.)

...when you talk in French to your mother, Italian to your brother and Portuguese to
your
sister (and German and/or Italian to your uncles if you feel like it)

...when you go for a walk just to think in Dutch cause you don't want to be distracted
by
Wikipedia, Omniglot, your languages books or this site :)

...when you read this thread (beacouse you want to know what other languages nerds in
the
world think)

...when you click on every single language named
here

Edited by Guido on 25 January 2010 at 3:38am

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goosefrabbas
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 Message 304 of 3740
25 January 2010 at 3:36am | IP Logged 
LatinoBoy84 wrote:
Johntm wrote:
...when you learn language X so you can use materials in language X to
learn language Y, which is what you really wanted to learn in the first place.
It's not a personal experience, but I saw people in another thread saying that they would
learn Russian to learn Uzbek or Czech or something...

Guilty...Assimil....Actually I always wanted to learn French having access to Assimil's
full library is merely a bonus.


So I'm not the only one!


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