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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby Lur » 2013-05-13, 8:02

I say eich.
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Postby Ciarán12 » 2013-05-13, 8:50

Luke wrote:I say eich.


/eɪtʃ/ is what I think Dormouse559 meant, so you two pronounce it pretty much the same way (I think).
I'm from the land of the mythical /hɛɪtʃ/ :wink:

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Postby Lur » 2013-05-13, 9:07

I shall adopt that h for coolness.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby Osias » 2013-05-13, 12:01

...you create a secondary skype account to join unilang language groups.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby Meera » 2013-05-22, 23:02

When it's summertime you start to wanderlust for languages spoken in hot climates :P
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby Halfdan » 2013-05-22, 23:13

Meera wrote:When it's summertime you start to wanderlust for languages spoken in hot climates :P


That's when I wanderlust for cold-climate languages. :whistle:

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Postby Bijlee » 2013-05-22, 23:16

Meera wrote:When it's summertime you start to wanderlust for languages spoken in hot climates :P


Haha that's what I do. I want to learn a "rainy" language :P

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Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-05-23, 0:36

Meera wrote:When it's summertime you start to wanderlust for languages spoken in hot climates :P
I find that I lust for Arabic in the summer and French in the winter, Chinese in the fall and Spanish in the spring. But now that I'm not doing Arabic, I think Hindi will replace it.

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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby Lur » 2013-05-23, 1:11

Left you the Arabic??
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Postby Lauren » 2013-05-23, 2:01

Are you using VSO why?

Because Classical Arabic does? :lol:

I remember I used to associate languages with different climes, but I guess I grew out of that. :P
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby Meera » 2013-05-23, 2:05

mōdgethanc wrote:
Meera wrote:When it's summertime you start to wanderlust for languages spoken in hot climates :P
I find that I lust for Arabic in the summer and French in the winter, Chinese in the fall and Spanish in the spring. But now that I'm not doing Arabic, I think Hindi will replace it.


Haha I am the same way, I lust for languages according to the season :whistle:
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Postby Lur » 2013-05-23, 13:51

Lowena wrote:I remember I used to associate languages with different climes, but I guess I grew out of that. :P

It rains a lot in Gipuzkoa...
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-05-23, 20:41

As a child I was taught that "the rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain" and was devastated to find out this wasn't the case later on in life.
Meera wrote:Haha I am the same way, I lust for languages according to the season :whistle:
Which ones?

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Postby Meera » 2013-05-27, 6:20

mōdgethanc wrote:As a child I was taught that "the rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain" and was devastated to find out this wasn't the case later on in life.
Meera wrote:Haha I am the same way, I lust for languages according to the season :whistle:
Which ones?


Summer- India languages, Arabic, Turkish
Fall-Farsi, French, Korean
Winter-French, German, Swedish, Nepali, Japanese
Spring-French and Turkish mostly and sometimes Bengali
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-05-27, 7:10

Meera wrote:Summer- India languages, Arabic, Turkish
Fall-Farsi, French, Korean
Winter-French, German, Swedish, Nepali, Japanese
Spring-French and Turkish mostly and sometimes Bengali
Not bad. I got wanderlust for Japanese this winter and Portuguese this spring even though I think it's more of a summer language. I think that and Hindi will be my projects for this summer.

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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby SomehowGeekyPolyglot » 2018-11-09, 8:03

Well well well...
I think I only visited this thread, at most, one time before.
But do you all know what is going on right now on the shore?
There is something of that I fully am secure
I just might be returning here for at least once more.

[Four Rhyming Lines in a Row]

"SGP, can you please, pwetty pwease, get back to topic?"

Alright... you know you are a language nerd when...

You write some lines such as those three plus one in a row.
And when you simply call yourself SomehowGeekyPolyglot-o.
And when your language usage might seem to be trolling but this isn't the case
And when you t'ink of learning dem languij as not at all being inna a big maze.
- Any two-digit no. of lang. learned in rotation
- Botany (EN, DE, ...)


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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-11-22, 13:59

You know you're a language nerd when you cringe or roll your eyes every time someone says language X is the hardest in the world (especially if it's an indo-european language).

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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby SomehowGeekyPolyglot » 2018-11-22, 14:19

IpseDixit wrote:You know you're a language nerd when you cringe or roll your eyes every time someone says language X is the hardest in the world (especially if it's an indo-european language).


Being occupied 24/7 with eye-rolling only?!?? :hmm:
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-11-22, 14:25

SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:
IpseDixit wrote:You know you're a language nerd when you cringe or roll your eyes every time someone says language X is the hardest in the world (especially if it's an indo-european language).


Being occupied 24/7 with eye-rolling only?!?? :hmm:

:?:

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Re: You know you're a language nerd when...

Postby SomehowGeekyPolyglot » 2018-11-22, 15:27

IpseDixit wrote:
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:
IpseDixit wrote:You know you're a language nerd when you cringe or roll your eyes every time someone says language X is the hardest in the world (especially if it's an indo-european language).


Being occupied 24/7 with eye-rolling only?!?? :hmm:

:?:


What I meant is... people are saying that "all the time".
Just like "everybody speaks English". They also say it "all the time".
So if we would do some eye-rolling whenever someone says that... then we couldn't spend too much time on anything else. :D , but I do mean it.
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