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You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby emk » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:30 pm

(As inspired by a long and amusing tradition which of course continues unchanged elsewhere.)

…you want to recommend an awesome untranslated novel to a relative who's studying the same L2 as you are, but then you realize that he won't be able to read it in the next few years unless you offer to totally overhaul his language-learning plan. "Here, let me explain these things called CEFR levels, and offer you a list of fairly effective courses…" :oops:
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:00 pm

... you get a little off the subject at a meeting at work and end up accidentally giving an Esperanto lesson in the middle of the meeting. I must say that the boss caught on really quick to the idea of making new words using affixes though.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby iguanamon » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:07 pm

When you hope this thread can reach as many pages here (or wherever we may end up) as it has at our former home.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby gsbod » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:15 pm

When seeing this thread appear brings about the same kind of feeling as when your new house finally feels like your home.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Iversen » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:47 pm

This place wouldn't be complete without a language nerd confession thread
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby rlnv » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:46 pm

When you really should be out with the guys playing poker, but you would rather stay home and study French.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby hp230 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:55 pm

when you see a tourist in your town and deeply hope that he speaks the language you're learning.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby neofight78 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:45 pm

When you can no longer write in your native language by hand.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Serpent » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:00 pm

zenmonkey wrote:So I also keep a laminated card in my wallet that says I'm allergic to penicillin in 3 languages.

When this makes you awkwardly jealous.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby getreallanguage » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:46 pm

When people say IPA and you think transcription system, not beer.
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