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You take ASL at 7:00 a.m., and Spanish at 1:00 p.m. But you still wonder if
there is a way to fit in Thai, Russian, or Hebrew.

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Daniel Swanson <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The comment that a professor is talking about teaching a Sanskrit class
> leads you to immediately rethink your schedule for next semester.
>
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:57 PM, A Walker Scott <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > You try to read abbreviations as if they were words in Natqgu
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:28 AM, George Walker <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Accidentally pronouncing <j> as /j/. I do this all the time.
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:43 PM, RKRts Animations <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Getting REALLY excited when learning about Sequoyah in history class
> > and
> > > > asking to demonstrate written Cherokee on the board
> > > >
> > > > On Feb 21, 2018 2:36 PM, "Melroch" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Most of your music not being in your L1 is pretty normal when your L1
> > > isn't
> > > > English! :-) Perhaps 3% of my music is in Swedish. But then nearly
> half
> > > of
> > > > my music has no vocals!
> > > >
> > > > Here is more:
> > > >
> > > > You know you are a writing systems geek when
> > > >
> > > > You install a multilingual keyboard on your tablet and then hack it
> so
> > > that
> > > > you can type combining accents.
> > > >
> > > > You hack Vim (the text editor) to make it easier to switch keymaps,
> > > having
> > > > written several keymaps yourself.
> > > >
> > > > You learn shorthand at age 21 and then spend 30 years and counting
> > > refining
> > > > your multiple schemes for using it for other languages than the one
> it
> > > was
> > > > made for.
> > > >
> > > > Appendices E and F are falling out of all your _The Lord of the
> Rings_
> > > > paperbacks.
> > > >
> > > > You write your shopping lists in runes.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Den 21 feb 2018 15:23 skrev "Tony Harris" <[log in to unmask]>:
> > > >
> > > > > I can totally relate to the music one.  Most of my favorite
> > > bands/artists
> > > > > do not sing in English (my L1).  And for the second, I always just
> > give
> > > > up
> > > > > and turn off automatic spell check in every app that has the
> feature
> > > > > because I get tired of so many red lines!
> > > > >
> > > > > On 02/21/2018 09:06 AM, Krista D. Casada wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >>
> > > > >> When the music on your mp3 player is in several different
> languages,
> > > and
> > > > >> the vast majority of it is in a language other than your L1, and
> > some
> > > of
> > > > >> them you don't even understand but you listen to them anyway
> because
> > > > they
> > > > >> sound cool.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> ...And thus you annoy everybody else in the house by attempting to
> > > sing
> > > > >> along.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> When everything you type is red-underlined because the
> spell-checker
> > > is
> > > > >> inevitably set to some language other than the one you happen to
> be
> > > > typing
> > > > >> in... or you're typing in a language the spell-checker doesn't
> know
> > > > >> exists.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> All. the. time.😂
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Krista C.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> ________________________________
> > > > >> From: Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]> on
> > > behalf
> > > > >> of taliesin the storyteller <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > >> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:33:51 AM
> > > > >> To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > >> Subject: Re: Chat: You know you're a language geek when...
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On 2018-02-20 18:04, Tony Harris wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >>> You have your OS's language set to something other than your L1,
> > > > because
> > > > >>> why not?
> > > > >>>
> > > > >> I run with English as my OS language because translations can be
> so
> > > > >> cringeworthy, and most software is made with English speakers in
> > mind.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> GIMME MY ISO DATES DAGNABBIT! en_DK tribe represent!
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> t.
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Daniel Swanson, Certified Geek
>