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Serpent
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 Message 3329 of 3740
26 May 2014 at 1:33pm | IP Logged 
In a similar vein, you know you're a language nerd when you choose software based on the language it's available in, and have difficulties switching to a better option if it's available only in English (or in English, French, Russian, "Chinese").
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tarvos
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 Message 3330 of 3740
26 May 2014 at 1:58pm | IP Logged 
When you go to a language exchange and the organiser suggests "if you have any requests
for native speakers next time, tell Tarvos about it, because next time he will be able to
speak them with you!"
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tristano
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 Message 3331 of 3740
26 May 2014 at 2:16pm | IP Logged 
When you go in Scotland for a week and you come back pissed off of not having found any
book written in Scottish Gaelic (and you don't know a single word of it);

When you are going in Iceland in 40 days and you start studying the language to be able
to understand the written language so that you can buy books written in Icelandic and you
will be able to choose the book because you can understand the topics on it.
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agantik
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 Message 3332 of 3740
27 May 2014 at 7:13am | IP Logged 
When you read a novel which takes place in an imaginary country, and when a native lets out an exclamation
in his ( Invented) language you immediately Google it to check which real language the author got his
inspiration from. (The exclamation was "Brojas!", which sounds croatian to Google if anyone can confirm...)
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tristano
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 Message 3333 of 3740
30 May 2014 at 6:21am | IP Logged 
when your alarm clock is set for the 6.15 to go to work, and it this is not painful
enough, you wake up at 5.15. Then immediately two choices appear to you
- try to sleep the remaining hour
- study icelandic

and you go without hesitating for the second one.
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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3334 of 3740
30 May 2014 at 11:12am | IP Logged 
When you are invited to enter the catacombs of the International Library of Sweden (with an impressive collection of titles in more than 120 languages), have a look at their Celtic language section and realize that you have more titles in your own bookshelf.
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Radioclare
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 Message 3335 of 3740
30 May 2014 at 12:04pm | IP Logged 
When you find yourself trying to supress your disappointment that your partner is taking you out for dinner tonight, because it means you won't be able to do any more reading for the Super Challenge.
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Teango
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 Message 3336 of 3740
31 May 2014 at 3:47am | IP Logged 
Somehow I resisted buying this book in a second hand store today...



How could I NOT buy this book? Perhaps I'm losing my touch as a language fiend?!?


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