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Ogrim
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France
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Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Spanish, French, Romansh, German, Italian
Studies: Russian, Catalan, Latin, Greek, Romanian

 
 Message 3297 of 3735
20 April 2014 at 11:01am | IP Logged 
Jeffers wrote:
Ogrim wrote:
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?

There's a problem with the DNS name resolution. Someone showed a workaround in the Language Den on Google groups. But few people will see that, so it will be pretty empty until the real problem gets fixed. How the heck have you gotten in?


The morning I wrote that I could log in as normal, but ten minutes later I had no access again. No idea why I was able to get in in the first place.
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hjordis
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United States
snapshotsoftheworld.
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Studies: French, German, Spanish, Japanese

 
 Message 3298 of 3735
20 April 2014 at 4:09pm | IP Logged 
Ogrim wrote:
Jeffers wrote:
Ogrim wrote:
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?

There's a problem with the DNS name resolution. Someone showed a workaround in the
Language Den on Google groups. But few people will see that, so it will be pretty empty
until the real problem gets fixed. How the heck have you gotten in?


The morning I wrote that I could log in as normal, but ten minutes later I had no access
again. No idea why I was able to get in in the first place.
Yeah that happened to
me a few days ago as well.
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FuroraCeltica
Triglot
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United Kingdom
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 Message 3299 of 3735
22 April 2014 at 3:05pm | IP Logged 
When you go to the foreign language book section of a book store and feel ill if you
leave without buying something
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Einarr
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 Message 3300 of 3735
22 April 2014 at 3:54pm | IP Logged 
When you have colleagues from Poland, India and Lithuania at work and feel excruciatingly
dull for being unable to have at least a small chat in their mother tongues. Then you go
back home and search for stuff in Polish, because you know you can pick something up in
it faster than in the other two.
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Cavesa
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Czech Republic
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 Message 3301 of 3735
22 April 2014 at 4:50pm | IP Logged 
When you are looking forward to the awesome bookfair in May and plan what foreign books will be available. This year's honorary guest will be Hungary. Hmm, Hungarian is one of the few languages that have never appeared on my hit list :-(

P.S. the lingq forum thread is sooo funny!
Speaking about htlal censorship while putting asterisks instead of competitor's name and saying: "a lot of those people seem to have drunk the kool-aid that says that you can be a C2, native level that lets you do "anything in target language that you can do in native language" in 3 months" as the opposite of their approach, that made me laugh :-D
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3302 of 3735
27 April 2014 at 8:51pm | IP Logged 
You go to use the ATM and you set your TL as the transaction language.................and it was exciting
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Luso
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 Message 3303 of 3735
28 April 2014 at 4:46am | IP Logged 
When you strike a conversation with a group of foreigners speaking your exotic target language on the subway and you decide to tag along, regardless of the direction they're going in (for a while at least).


Cavesa wrote:
P.S. the lingq forum thread is sooo funny!

Yes, I liked it. In the end, I agree with the guy that wrote: "It never ceases to amaze me how much time people spend complaining on the internet." When you come to think of it, it all boils down to that, one way or the other.
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Mooby
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 Message 3304 of 3735
01 May 2014 at 11:59pm | IP Logged 
When you check a sentence on 'Google Translate' and, out of curiosity, spend the next 15 minutes seeing how it looks (and sounds) in 25 of the 81 other languages available - thus triggering severe wanderlust.

After which you spontaneously swear that you absolutely have to learn Finnish some day.




Edited by Mooby on 02 May 2014 at 12:00am



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