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meramarina
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 Message 3281 of 3735
09 April 2014 at 7:36pm | IP Logged 
1. When you are doing some cleaning up around the house, and find a note, in your handwriting, that you made for some reason that you cannot remember. The note says: "Grammar Conjugation Tables !!! "

And that's it. Spontaneous enthusiasm for grammar analysis, I guess, with excessive exclamation points. Happens to everyone.

2. When your handwriting is so bad that you look at your shopping list and wonder why you wrote it with IPA symbols.

Then, you think that might actually be an interesting thing to do.

Edited by meramarina on 09 April 2014 at 7:36pm

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 Message 3282 of 3735
10 April 2014 at 12:08am | IP Logged 
stifa wrote:
...when you feel dirty after watching a film or a TV show episode in English.

I definitely do. :p
me too! and yes, much of the time this applies to English too and not just Russian.
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Serpent
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 Message 3283 of 3735
10 April 2014 at 12:57am | IP Logged 
Ari wrote:
I always had a hard time understanding how native speakers could mess up these things, until I accidentally wrote "you're" instead of "your". That was a very good day. I finally felt like my command of English was up to native standards, because now I was making the same mistakes they are making.



When you're ridiculously excited to find the thread in question and to know that this moment happened on HTLAL.

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 Message 3284 of 3735
10 April 2014 at 5:55am | IP Logged 
To suddenly feel as if a language has given you a wake up call to actually be able to
learn languages more effectively than you thought you could in the past.
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Cavesa
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 Message 3285 of 3735
11 April 2014 at 2:16pm | IP Logged 
When you laugh out loud in a train because the author of the grammar book you're reading is funny and amazing! I got several "look at the weirdo" glances so I apologized. I shouldn't have. :-)

(the grammar book in question is Toute la conjugaison by Gaillard and Colignon, the note that made me laugh is on page 24: "À la 2e personne du pluriel du présent de l’indicatif et de l’impératif, la forme conjugée est dites (sans accent circonflexe), et non disez, barbarisme trop souvent entendu, voire lu."
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 Message 3286 of 3735
13 April 2014 at 8:17am | IP Logged 
When you set out to learn more about animal intelligence and working memory on the Internet, but somehow end up watching a Japanese tv comedy about a chimpanzee and a bulldog, dubbed into Chinese, with a cheery version of the German children's song "Alle Vögel sind schon da" playing in the background.
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 Message 3287 of 3735
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When you watch a movie and try desperately not to look at subtitles if a character
speaking a foreign language suddenly speaks
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 Message 3288 of 3735
14 April 2014 at 12:06am | IP Logged 
When you spend a sunny Sunday translating Old Irish (before you even have breakfast), studying Modern Irish grammar until you nearly fall asleep with your head in the books, and talking to a friend over the phone about whether Táin Bó Cúailnge was written in Old Irish or Middle Irish.


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