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Levi
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 Message 705 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 3:01am | IP Logged 
...when your main problem in Scrabble is seeing lots of high-scoring words you can't play because they're not in English.
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dolly
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 Message 706 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 3:30am | IP Logged 
...when you watch a Swedish movie with French subtitles after you've read the book in English.
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Levi
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 Message 707 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 4:38am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
When you had to go to an oral surgeon yesterday to have an infected tooth and an impacted wisdom tooth removed. You already know how to express your symptoms in you target language, so you know you are really a language nerd when you start to wonder,reflecting on your own discomfort,how is pain expressed in other languages? We might say "ouch" or "ow" in English but what would others say in their language? Only a language nerd would care to know.

In French you shout "aïe!" and in Mandarin you shout "哎哟! (āiyō!)"
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 Message 708 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 8:37am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when your main problem in Scrabble is seeing lots of high-scoring words you can't play because they're not in English.


With my father I always play multilingual Scrabble (with a pile of dictionaries on the table to control any word in case of doubt) And why?

- Because I'm a language nerd!!!

Edited by Fasulye on 14 June 2010 at 8:38am

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Kazen
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 Message 709 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 9:34am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
In French you shout "aïe!" and in Mandarin you shout "哎哟! (āiyō!)"


And in Japanese you shout "痛い!" (itai!)
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 Message 710 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 9:54am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
Oh what a language nerd you are, look what you wrote!

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When you watch the Word Cup in various languages


The Word Cup!

That might be a good competition to have here!

And when you automatically start to wonder what the word "cup" would be in several languages...

Now my journey towards the dark side of language nerdery is complete!

Edited by Teango on 14 June 2010 at 9:57am

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staf250
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 Message 711 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 8:34pm | IP Logged 
When you buy a computer-magazine and once at home you, living in Belgium, realize "Ah it's in English."
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 Message 712 of 3735
14 June 2010 at 11:48pm | IP Logged 
When you own:
85 textbooks to learn Japanese, 15 novels and magazines in Japanese
48 textbooks to learn Arabic with stacks of newspapers and videos in Arabic
54 textbooks to learn Russian with stacks of DVDs in Russian
59 textbooks to learn Chinese with 100s of magazines in Chinese and 100s of DVDs
31 textbooks to learn Latin
plus over 800 more books and textbooks for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Navajo, Esperanto, Yiddish, Hindi, Greek and probably many more.




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