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renegade5005
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Speaks: Persian, English*, Spanish
Studies: Latin, Modern Hebrew, Arabic (Levantine), French, Tzeltal, Arabic (classical), Sanskrit, Ancient Greek

 
 Message 753 of 3735
29 June 2010 at 11:32pm | IP Logged 
canada38 wrote:
When you have 8GB of language files stored on your hard drive!


Only 8GB?!?! My pimsleur files alone are 13GB all together. about 15GB rosetta Stone And I have about 6GB of books and at least 100GB of movies in foreign languages.
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renegade5005
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United States
xanga.com/philoaleth
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18 posts - 21 votes
Speaks: Persian, English*, Spanish
Studies: Latin, Modern Hebrew, Arabic (Levantine), French, Tzeltal, Arabic (classical), Sanskrit, Ancient Greek

 
 Message 754 of 3735
30 June 2010 at 12:20am | IP Logged 
chucknorrisman wrote:
I don't know if it was posted, but:

When you go to a bookstore and you see the Romance section and think that it would be about Romance languages. Happened to me just yesterday.


wow loooool It took me about three minutes to get this post! At first i was like "what do you mean? Of course, it's the ROMANCE section. it has to be about romance languages." lool


Another funny thing which happened to me was when i was at the barnes and noble library and my friend came up to me and told me he had found something in the science fiction section and that I had to control myself and not lose it and go crazy. after preparing me for about ten minutes he took to me to a section which was VERY oddly in the science fiction section instead of being in the history or philosophy section. And there it was!!! The LOEB Classical library!!! All classical books in Latin and Ancient Greek! I was seriously about to Pass out.
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patuco
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 Message 755 of 3735
30 June 2010 at 1:39am | IP Logged 
renegade5005 wrote:
canada38 wrote:
When you have 8GB of language files stored on your hard drive!


Only 8GB?!?! My pimsleur files alone are 13GB all together. about 15GB rosetta Stone And I have about 6GB of books and at least 100GB of movies in foreign languages.

I hope you meant 8TB otherwise it's very poor language nerdery :)

P.S. I had to burn my foreign language films onto DVDs since I didn't have enough memory. Now I'm running out of physical space to store them since each CD/DVD holder only holds a pathetic 220 DVDs each!
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johntm93
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Studies: German, Spanish

 
 Message 756 of 3735
30 June 2010 at 4:30am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
You know you are a Language Nerd when your mind starts to play Super-Nerdy Linguistic Tricks on you!

The other day when my alarm clock rang in the morning, much, much too early in the morning, I sort of half-understood that it was time to get up and go to work, but I wasn't fully awake yet and thought: "hey . . . this is really strange . . . the alarm clock is ringing in Dutch today, but I don't study Dutch; therefore, because I can't really understand what it's saying, I do not have to get up today."

I was quite disappointed when I realized that alarm clocks don't ring in particular languages, but I was a little impressed by my semi-conscious mind's ability to deny reality.

Yes, it really happened - I don't know what I'd have done if the clock went off in my target languages, though.

...You know you're a language nerd when you want to invent (or want someone to invent) an alarm clock that rings in target languages.
The closest thing I can think of is doing what I do, I wake up to Spanish music, which gets stuck in my head, so I kind of have Spanish in my head first thing in the morning.

Also, my language learning folder (named "Language Learning Stuff") is 56GB, and growing. There's some other random stuff that isn't in there yet, but it's not even 1GB of stuff.
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Tally
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 Message 757 of 3735
30 June 2010 at 12:33pm | IP Logged 
When you were young you invented a language. It actually sounded pretty cool.

Edited by Tally on 30 June 2010 at 4:59pm

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budonoseito
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 Message 758 of 3735
30 June 2010 at 2:25pm | IP Logged 
When you miss a day of studying and you wake up in the middle of the night thinking you
should go make up that hour before going back to sleep.
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Kary
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Canada
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Speaks: English*
Studies: French, Spanish, German

 
 Message 759 of 3735
30 June 2010 at 5:07pm | IP Logged 
On the top shelf of your languages bookcase (only one bookcase, so far) are the materials for three languages you have no plans to study. All of the audio materials for these languages are on cassettes. You seriously consider having them converted to CDs.

After a frustrating and unsuccessful errand, you pop into a book store, conveniently located nearby, to cheer yourself up by browsing the languages section. You pick up a tempting but completely unnecessary grammar book, examine, put down, walk away, go back, pick up...repeat four times until you finally either give in and buy it or tear yourself away.

While in that bookstore, you check out the Pimsleur Ojibwe package. You have no plans to ever study Ojibwe, but...

Edited by Kary on 30 June 2010 at 6:03pm

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