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languagenerd09
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 Message 3289 of 3740
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 3290 of 3740
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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Teango
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 Message 3291 of 3740
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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FuroraCeltica
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 Message 3292 of 3740
13 April 2014 at 9:55pm | IP Logged 
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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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3293 of 3740
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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Luso
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 Message 3294 of 3740
14 April 2014 at 1:55am | IP Logged 
When you try to read people's tattoos unnoticed...

... and then have to refrain from pointing out spelling errors.


P.S.: I don't know about other countries, but here it's fashionable to get text tattoos in exotic scripts. The least you would expect is for people to spend a bit of time checking to see whether what they're so indelibly printing on themselves is error-free. In my experience, this seems not to be a concern. Go figure!
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Cavesa
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 Message 3295 of 3740
15 April 2014 at 5:58pm | IP Logged 
When a friend tells you "You're catching them all like the pokémon!"
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Ogrim
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 Message 3296 of 3740
16 April 2014 at 10:13am | IP Logged 
When you log into HTLAL in the morning and become extremely disappointed when you see that there have only been postings in three threads during the last 12 hours. Mesdames et Messieurs, where are you?


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