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

Postby Silvarian » Wed May 16, 2018 2:27 am have multiple books that teach several different languages, and you can't figure out how you're going to get to them all! Also, when you have multiple books for one language, and you can't for the life of you decide which one to read because they're all different and perhaps the book that you chose not to read has useful information that isn't in the book that you have already chosen and now you're frozen in place because you just don't know what to do.... lol the struggle is real :? :? :lol:
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Ani » Wed May 16, 2018 7:02 am

Silvarian have multiple books that teach several different languages,

Multiple books?? Multiple book cases! And you can't even fully admit to yourself how much you have because you've gracefully separated out all the materials that are "for teaching the kids someday" on to their own shelves in another room.

Edit: and that doesn't even take into account the like... terabyte.. of digital resources gathered "just in case"
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Iversen » Wed May 16, 2018 7:06 pm

You might be considered a nerd if you sit in your comfy chair with your Polish wordlists two weeks before countdown to Bratislava and suddenly the thought strikes you "maybe it would be more logical to do this in Slovakian".

And then you switch to writing wordlists in Slovak and concoct your own mini Slovak grammar from the internet because you discover that the grammar you bought last year in Bratislava is written in Slovak, and instead of looking for a textbook or course you hunt down texts from zoo home pages and newspapers and Wikipedia and stuff ... all because you find the thought unbearable that you would go there for the second year in a row and still not be able to read a local newspaper...
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