You know you're a language nerd when…

General discussion about learning languages
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby golyplot » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:25 pm

Iversen wrote:PS. and what about computer 'languages'?

Natural languages and computer languages are as akin as turtles and turtle doves.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:38 pm

When you find the Speakly website so slow, that you fill the loading times with the Clozemaster app on the phone :-D
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby alaart » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:31 pm

coralsea wrote:You're absolutely enraged at the lack of streaming services offering:
+ Search by country of origin
+ Search by native language
+ Audio in native language
+ CC in native language matching native audio

They have a youtube plugin too.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bilingual_monoglot » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:05 am

When you're having a conversation in English (which is your co-native language) but somehow you're actually translating from Esperanto in your head.
When you spend your lunch time thinking about the ratio of romance to germanic vocabulary in Esperanto, and just how weird a greeting 'bonan tagon' is, because it incorporates both romance and germanic roots.

(ok, maybe I'm just an Esperanto nerd who pretends to be interested in other languages)
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