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

Postby IronMike » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:02 pm

...you think "I need a Telugu reader" is a thread about someone looking for a book of stories in Telugu.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:41 pm

IronMike wrote:...you think "I need a Telugu reader" is a thread about someone looking for a book of stories in Telugu.

When you see this and think, “Wait! It isn’t?” and have to quick check the thread.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Kamlari » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:13 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:When you see this and think, “Wait! It isn’t?” and have to quick check the thread.

I am a fool, I didn't check the thread.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Josquin » Sat May 05, 2018 1:48 pm

... when Japanese particles start to creep into your Sanskrit and you produce sentences like: ग्रामे に वससि (combining the Sanskrit locative case with the Japanese locative particle). :?
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 pm

When you're annoyed by all those sudden typoes in German, till you realise you've been typing on the French keyboard instead of your usual English based one.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Iversen » Tue May 08, 2018 5:57 pm

When you wonder why it is so easy to read articles from the Bulgarian Wikipedia.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Kamlari » Wed May 09, 2018 7:29 pm

When you hear Russian children shouting outside and you'd swear they're speaking Japanese.
(Not a joke, keeps happening to me time and again.)
By the way, I'm not a language nerd. Never been interested in languages.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Thu May 10, 2018 12:41 pm

When Geek Pride Day is approaching (25th May), and you're thinking of a bunch of possible lecture topics (those on my drawing board) for a local event, but ditch the whole thing. My study time is too precious.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Axon » Thu May 10, 2018 3:22 pm

When you attend a large festival held by international students and enjoy sampling languages more than sampling food. Luganda, Lithuanian, Thai, Cantonese, Korean, Turkish...
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby tiia » Thu May 10, 2018 3:55 pm

when you're dancing and the song somehow gains your attention just because the language sounds so much like Finnish.
You ask what song it was, google it and find out it was in Estonian.
So you're looking for a Estonian-Finnish lyrics video of that song, just because you want to see the differences. (Such a video actually exists of that song :o 8-) )
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