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genini1
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 Message 409 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 7:25am | IP Logged 
When what started as a loose collection of books became a language shelf, which became the language two shelves, then the language bookcase and then you need to either buy a bigger bookcase or have two language bookcase's. (I can't resist buying interesting books when there on discount, even if I might never read it 4 dollars for a textbook on hindi wasn't a deal I could pass up)
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Teango
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 Message 410 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 9:20am | IP Logged 
genini1 wrote:
When what started as a loose collection of books became a language shelf, which became the language two shelves, then the language bookcase and then you need to either buy a bigger bookcase or have two language bookcase's. (I can't resist buying interesting books when there on discount, even if I might never read it 4 dollars for a textbook on hindi wasn't a deal I could pass up)

...and then comes the day when you need another spare room ;)
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QiuJP
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 Message 411 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 10:54am | IP Logged 
When you need to switch different keyboards very frequently, because you wanted to type 6 different languages in the same document............
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Sprachprofi
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 Message 412 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 11:12am | IP Logged 
QiuJP wrote:
When you need to switch different keyboards very frequently, because you
wanted to type 6 different languages in the same document............

When you don't need to because you created a custom keyboard that can type almost all. ;-
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OlafP
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 Message 413 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 12:24pm | IP Logged 
Sprachprofi wrote:
QiuJP wrote:
When you need to switch different keyboards very frequently, because you
wanted to type 6 different languages in the same document............

When you don't need to because you created a custom keyboard that can type almost all. ;-


When you neither need to switch keyboards nor create a custom layout, because the editor you use already provides sneaky ways to have all specials characters plus various other alphabets out of the box. (vim -- Caution, nerdware squared!)


edit: trying to fix the link. HTML forums are definitely non-nerdy.

Edited by OlafP on 10 March 2010 at 12:53pm

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Teango
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 Message 414 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 1:11pm | IP Logged 
When despite all these great shortcuts and custom keyboard switches to hand, you still use a Typing Tutor to learn how to type in Russian...for fun :-S

Edited by Teango on 10 March 2010 at 1:13pm

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kyssäkaali
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 Message 415 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 4:36pm | IP Logged 
genini1 wrote:
When what started as a loose collection of books became a language shelf, which became the language two shelves, then the language bookcase and then you need to either buy a bigger bookcase or have two language bookcase's. (I can't resist buying interesting books when there on discount, even if I might never read it 4 dollars for a textbook on hindi wasn't a deal I could pass up)


Lol I'm doing the same, except minus the important part, eg. the discount. Just spent over 100$ on an obscure dictionary the other day. Why? I could use that money for food! Haha. Oh well, true artists suffer for their work.
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spanishlearner
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 Message 416 of 3735
10 March 2010 at 4:43pm | IP Logged 
When you have download 2 TB worth of soaps because they're in languages you're studying or would eventually like to learn.


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