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Topic: Language Learners Swap. Signups closed, partners pending. Send outs 15 June  (Read 17705 times)
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« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2009 07:01:30 AM »

And going back a few pages - speaking of being more fluent when intoxicated Wink... one of my favorite stories from our trip to Germany two years ago is when my English speaking friends and I were leaving Oktoberfest and trying to find our way back to the hotel and for some reason I could only think of directional words in Spanish. I guess drunk mcbenno is Spanish speaking... Grin


That's sweet! I understand Russian when I'm totally wasted, but unfortunately ( Roll Eyes) I'm not that drunk often, and when I am... Well theres no one to russianize me  Cry

And the idea with childstorys in whatewa-language was just brilliant! If I could scrap then that's what my partner would receive! But I cant... Crap! Also like, children's... And I don't know the word, but like pointbooks (yeey for direct-translation) with common all-day-things in...

Charts with translated baking supplies, recipes and maybe measuringcups and supplies that's hard to find in other countries (I cant buy vanilla extract, for example)  

Totebag with stuff written on it and awesomeness inside, like a list and pronunciation of the alphabet and useful phrases for a certain occasion (like ordering food or greetings and goodbyes)


(Can you tell I'm not englishspeaking by nature? Sorry for seriously hard to read post  Undecided)
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« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2009 07:08:21 AM »

(Can you tell I'm not englishspeaking by nature? Sorry for seriously hard to read post  Undecided)

i hope nobody is english-speaking by nature.  that would be scary.  although i used to wonder about americans, but then i discovered that when we really want to, we can learn languages, too.

eh... i will stop joking now...

seriously, i didn't find your post all that hard to read.

ETA:  i'm not sure what pointing-books are called in english, either...
i automatically think "duden" because that's what we had in german class but then i guess lots of companies came out with Picture Dictionaries, yeah, i think that's what they are called for kids, and maybe Visual Dictionaries for adults.  come to think of it, i have a visual dictionary at home for my husband to try to improve his english vocabulary.  those are great!!

i also like the other ideas... wow... so many ideas...

i always tell my students that "language is about everything", so, really, there is almost no limit to what we could make.
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« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2009 07:10:20 AM »

 okay, I can't resist! If I'm done in time with my current swap, I'm signing up! Got a lot of ideas already...

I want to learn Swedish or sign language, and I'm offering Frisian (which is supposed to be the most similar to English of all languages!) and Dutch.
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« Reply #63 on: May 12, 2009 07:16:30 AM »

HAHAH! darn, that billboard is SO funny! (I can understand Indonesian) and I'm gonna have to send in my info!
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« Reply #64 on: May 12, 2009 07:29:14 AM »



Charts with translated baking supplies, recipes and maybe measuringcups and supplies that's hard to find in other countries (I cant buy vanilla extract, for example)  


I like that idea!
Your post wasn't hard to understand at all.
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« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2009 08:01:28 AM »

i know, right?!  how cool to just be READY for that day you finally meet an Inuit person.  or Javanese.  or ... ?!


ETA: 
just curious, is anybody into ConLangs?  (constructed languages)
i prefer the feel of organic languages (the ones that "just sort of happened") but i know a lot of other language buffs love conlangs, too.

speaking of organic... i almost forgot to ask if anybody is into creole (mixed) languages like the Kreyol of Haiti (which i mostly understand but don't speak, i just think it's interesting), or Spanglish, or Singlish...

Cool! I speak Singlish (but I try not to, it's not encouraged as a teacher!)
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« Reply #66 on: May 12, 2009 09:03:06 AM »

My dayjob is correcting Chinglish!  Grin

Anyone for a 'naughty spread pool'?
Apparently that is a mop.
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« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2009 09:30:56 AM »

My dayjob is correcting Chinglish!  Grin

Anyone for a 'naughty spread pool'?
Apparently that is a mop.


HAHAHHA that's hilarious!! naughty spread aye! I've got to use that in my daily conversations!! Cheesy

Oh and that gives me an idea, you remember engrish.com? Maybe if we could craft something like that (wrong usage of english) as a pun, it would be so funny!
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« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2009 10:19:45 AM »

as a proponent of descriptive linguistics, i have to love that idea.  kinda like human lolcats. 
as a language teacher, it kinda freaks me out.  but i do teach my SPA 101 students Spanglish, because, in real life, "Spanglish happens" (maybe you can use this as an excuse about Singlish)
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« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2009 10:53:51 AM »


I like that idea!
Your post wasn't hard to understand at all.

seriously, i didn't find your post all that hard to read.


Haha good! I had a hard time following myself xD
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