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soclydeza85
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 Message 3473 of 3735
25 November 2014 at 3:42am | IP Logged 
Darklight1216 wrote:
When you get something new and you're most excited about the different languages on the
box.


I recently purchased screen protectors for my tablet. Despite me throwing them out because I could not install them properly, I kept the instruction manual because it has the instructions in German on the back.
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Amerykanka
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 Message 3474 of 3735
09 December 2014 at 2:26am | IP Logged 
When you look into your backpack and realize that you have been carrying around books in five different languages all day.


(In case anyone is wondering, the books in question were La vida es sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Szatan z siódmej klasy by Kornel Makuszyński, Plato's Ευθυφρων, Horace's Carmina, and a Magnificat (in English).)

Edited by Amerykanka on 09 December 2014 at 2:28am

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psy88
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 Message 3475 of 3735
09 December 2014 at 4:08am | IP Logged 
Amerykanka wrote:
psy88 wrote:
Amerykanka wrote:
When you get into your friend's car and are unfazed and unsurprised when he addresses you in Latin rather than in 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!



We were using classical pronunciation. I understand your fondness for ecclesiastical though - I learned it first when I was little and I hear it frequently at mass. But since I mostly translate classical authors, classical has become my default pronunciation, and I have grown to like it better. I do bring out ecclesiastical occasionally if I'm translating St. Augustine or something of that sort though!

And thank you! I am proud of my 600 posts.









When you are sorry that you did not check this sooner because it really has been on your mind since you first read the original post. Thank you for satisfying my curiosity. And, I admire your ability to switch back and forth between the two. I have decided to stay with the ecclesiastical (well,at least for now!). Thanks again for posting and good luck with your studies.
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DaraghM
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12 December 2014 at 12:05pm | IP Logged 
When you apartment looks like a language bookshop with a bed in the middle.
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Mooby
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 Message 3477 of 3735
12 December 2014 at 6:02pm | IP Logged 
When using an online translator to check a sentence in your target language, you can't help also checking how it looks (and sounds) like in Finnish, Portuguese, Greek and .... and ....
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 Message 3478 of 3735
13 December 2014 at 3:26am | IP Logged 
When your father says: this must be a rare illness, you're scared of missing a minute of any football match!

When you wonder why your friend isn't watching a match from the beginning and then you remember that she's not doing a super challenge... and she's actually watching in her native language, too.
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 Message 3479 of 3735
13 December 2014 at 6:47pm | IP Logged 
When you're having a cup of coffee with your folks and the conversation turns into a discussion about the regional dialect's inclination for strong verbs;inchoative verbs, their etymology and which colours apply. On a Saturday afternoon in mid-December.
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 Message 3480 of 3735
13 December 2014 at 8:12pm | IP Logged 
... when you're all excited because the official 2015 TAC thread is launched !

... and when you can't stop thinking about it :p


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