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tristano
Tetraglot
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Netherlands
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Studies: Dutch

 
 Message 3449 of 3735
10 November 2014 at 12:06am | IP Logged 
When every people you meet starts to ask you:
- so how is going with your languages?
- and now how many languages do you speak?
- aren't you doing too many things?

:)
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1e4e6
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 Message 3450 of 3735
10 November 2014 at 12:25am | IP Logged 
I was in the Schiphol Airport clinic (the one on the first floor above the International
Departures, behind the chrome walls) at 08.00 with a long haul connection leg to North
America after arriving from a flight that left Manchester Airport at 05.50 and had to
fill out the medical form and was more interested that I could complete it although the
entire form was in Dutch, despite the precariois situation in which I found myself, with
the flight to board at around 09.40, and despite not having slept for a day.

Edited by 1e4e6 on 10 November 2014 at 1:25am

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Darklight1216
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 Message 3451 of 3735
10 November 2014 at 10:56am | IP Logged 
When your hit list is as long as your shopping list.
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chokofingrz
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 Message 3452 of 3735
10 November 2014 at 5:35pm | IP Logged 
When you spend half a morning translating an Italian film before realising that these hours aren't going to count towards your Russian progress log. Then shrug because it was too much fun to pass up, and besides, real life is overrated.
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psy88
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 Message 3453 of 3735
11 November 2014 at 4:13am | IP Logged 
Amerykanka wrote:
When you get into your friend's car and are unfazed and unsurprised when he addresses you in Latin rather than inĀ English.

When you get to the grocery store and continue speaking Latin inside. Since neither of you are very good at spoken Latin, your conversations include lots of pauses, theatrical expressions, and wild hand motions. Occasionally one of you switches in frustration to Spanish.

When you strongly suspect that most of the other customers doubted your sanity . . . and are proud of it. :)

Edit: Oh, yes, and when you are excited about this being your 600th post.









You know you are for two reasons: First, when you try for two days not to ask the question that has been nagging at you ever since you read this post but you are such a language nerd that you can no longer resist. I have just started to study Latin again after many, many decades. I studied it in high school very long ago. I studied/learned the Ecclesiastical Latin pronunciation. The courses and books I have now begun to use teach the revised classical pronunciation. I personally like the sound of the Ecclesiastical better. So, I need to ask:which pronunciation were you using?
And, second:when you look forward to when you have your own 600th post.    
But, seriously:Congratulations on your big 600!


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beano
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 Message 3454 of 3735
11 November 2014 at 10:42am | IP Logged 
You spend hours ranting on a Facebook debate about a Lidl Supermarket in your country which has ordered Polish immigrant workers not to speak to each other in their own language.
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yuhakko
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 Message 3455 of 3735
12 November 2014 at 11:28am | IP Logged 
When you find this article (http://rt.com/news/199416-brain-sex-chocolate-language/) and
the first thing that pops into your head is "Am I an addict?"
and the second is "hey! I should put on HTLAL!"

Edited by yuhakko on 12 November 2014 at 11:31am

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Cavesa
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 Message 3456 of 3735
12 November 2014 at 3:55pm | IP Logged 
when you are excidet about a similar article: learning a foreign language can give brain
similar pleasure to sex.

when you overhear classmates discussing a Russian class one of them participates in and
it costs you lots of eforts not to jump in and get into a lively
conversation/interrogation


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