You know you're a language nerd when…

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

Postby nooj » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:11 pm

It's a madness that unfortunately I share as well. Looking at my (one) suitcase, in order to fit all the books that I've bought in order to fit inside, I have to give away most of my clothes. Oh well, they'll go to a good cause. Clothes I can live without. But books I can't.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bluepaint » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:06 pm

nooj wrote:It's a madness that unfortunately I share as well. Looking at my (one) suitcase, in order to fit all the books that I've bought in order to fit inside, I have to give away most of my clothes. Oh well, they'll go to a good cause. Clothes I can live without. But books I can't.


Whilst I am inclined to agree I believe you are underestimating just how much one sweats when trekking in a rainforest. And there isn't always water or time to wash and dry clothes. It doesn't sound that bad but the smell can really be something else ;-) the solution of course is to stay away from all urban environments in between treks, right? :P if only it were that easy
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Koneho » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:03 pm

Bluepaint wrote:
Bluepaint wrote:When you're backpacking & trekking but you still have to buy that dictionary you saw for the language you currently have no plans to study


I bought a 2nd one! Kadazan-Dusun-Malay-English. God help this addiction :cry: I did manage to avoid buying a 3rd (Murut-Malay, I want it so very badly!) because I'm supposed to be a backpacker and not a rich tourist. And I would have to post it home at this point. Book + postage maybe £40-50? Eek.

I must start setting aside a book & postage budget when travelling.



Dusnic languages are cute because they're in-between indonesian style and philippine style grammar. A dusun from the penninsula got me hooked on Malay and his native/heritage sabahan dialect. This forum needs more austronesian geeks!
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby sporedandroid » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:46 am

You try to watch some Netflix, but you’d rather just study your target language.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:28 pm

When you're not sure whether you're a learner or a beta tester of the learning tools you're using.

When you are more comfortable (less anxious) to write emails in a foreign language than your native one.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bilingual_monoglot » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:36 pm

When you ended up speaking German with an American and a Burmese person in Singapore
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby brad-alm » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:51 pm

You spend a Saturday night with a foreign language textbook instead of a date!!!
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby AndyMeg » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:57 pm

When you find interesting videos in a language you don't know. And while most people ask for subs in their native languages, you decide to add the video's language to your "languages that I would like to learn in the future" list. :roll: :lol:
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bluepaint » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:00 pm

AndyMeg wrote:When you find interesting videos in a language you don't know. And while most people ask for subs in their native languages, you decide to add the video's language to your "languages that I would like to learn in the future" list. :roll: :lol:


Pray tell, which language is it?
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby AndyMeg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Bluepaint wrote:
AndyMeg wrote:When you find interesting videos in a language you don't know. And while most people ask for subs in their native languages, you decide to add the video's language to your "languages that I would like to learn in the future" list. :roll: :lol:


Pray tell, which language is it?

This has happened to me several times so the list keeps growing. It includes languages like: thai, malay, mandarin chinese (which I actually started to learn, but which is currently "paused"), cantonese, tagalog, etc. (It also happened to me with korean: I was browsing japanese videos and I found a k-drama. And then I started to consume more korean content than japanese content. Until I finally decided to start learning the language).
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