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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Mooby » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:35 am

Q: I am commonly being forced to be logged out.
A: Forestry is a highly secretive profession.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby lowsocks » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:11 pm

Q: Rosetta Stone - free trial for kids for three months
A: Well, it saves on lawyer's fees. Let's hope the jury convicts.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Cavesa » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:29 pm

rdearman wrote:Q: Rosetta Stone - free trial for kids for three months
A: I don't need a free trial, I already have kids. Thanks anyway.

Alternative answer: Noooooo, don't give trials on babies, everybody would return them. :-D
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:19 pm

Not all those who wander are lost

Yeah, but let's be honest, most of them are.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:46 pm

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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Serpent » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:42 am

Q: Alternatives to Amazon
A: Volga
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Iversen » Sat May 09, 2020 10:21 pm

What do you think of (adult) language classes?
Maybe find another name (or expect raunchy costumers)

Spanish Super Challenge and starting Swedish
Sounds like a false start if you want to learn Spanish

Conlang breakdown
When you try to learn Klingon, Volapük and Quenya at the same time

Joss and Janik correct mispronunciation of German brand names
So the assumption is that there is a correct way to mispronounce each brand name?

Motivation and Discipline: Spanish and Japanese from Scratch Log
Discipline and scratches in the same line - what the heck are they doing to the students there?

What is English comprehension REALLY like in your country?
It is basically to understand English - and I suppose it is the same in any other country

Japanese listening from nothing -2020 log
Listening to total silence all through 2020 ---> perfect Japanese listening skills (new kind of zen??)

The best tools which revolutionized your learning
It would be really sad if the next best tools had revolutionized it

Have you ever read a dictionary?
Yes.
Why?
Because why not?

Why So Serious?
Because it's hard to study while you laugh

Learning French in Japan
Why not in France?

Post difficulties you may never overcome
It takes too long for paper postcards to get to the receiver - and I can't do anything about it

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Do you remember how the target language sounded before you started learning it?
Probably better...
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Querneus » Sun May 10, 2020 12:37 am

Iversen wrote:Why So Serious?
Because it's hard to study while you laugh

I gave you a like purely on the basis of this one. :D
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Cavesa » Mon May 11, 2020 4:33 pm

Q:Why do you write a language log here?
A:To not annoy the normal people around me with this obsession.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby devilyoudont » Mon May 11, 2020 4:42 pm

Cavesa wrote:Q:Why do you write a language log here?
A:To not annoy the normal people around me with this obsession.

I wish I could list this as a reason but actually I'm pretty sure I find a way to annoy people about languages regardless :lol:
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